An inclusive search is performed for supersymmetry in final states containing jets and an apparent imbalance in transverse momentum, View the MathML sourcep→Tmiss, due to the production of unobserved weakly interacting particles in pp collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 8 TeV. The data, recorded with the CMS detector at the CERN LHC, correspond to an integrated luminosity of 18.5 fb−1. The dimensionless kinematic variable αTαT is used to discriminate between events with genuine View the MathML sourcep→Tmiss associated with unobserved particles and spurious values of View the MathML sourcep→Tmiss arising from jet energy mismeasurements. No excess of event yields above the expected standard model backgrounds is observed. The results are interpreted in terms of constraints on the parameter space of several simplified models of supersymmetry that assume the pair production of top squarks. The search provides sensitivity to a broad range of top squark (View the MathML sourcet˜) decay modes, including the two-body decay View the MathML sourcet˜→cχ˜10, where c is a charm quark and View the MathML sourceχ˜10 is the lightest neutralino, as well as the four-body decay View the MathML sourcet˜→bff¯′χ˜10, where b is a bottom quark and f and View the MathML sourcef¯′ are fermions produced in the decay of an intermediate off-shell W boson. These modes dominate in scenarios in which the top squark and lightest neutralino are nearly degenerate in mass. For these modes, top squarks with masses as large as 260 and 225 GeV are excluded, respectively, for the two- and four-body decays.

Search for top squark pair production in compressed-mass-spectrum scenarios in proton-proton collisions at sqrt(s) = 8 TeV using the alphaT variable

CANDELISE, VIERI;DELLA RICCA, GIUSEPPE;LA LICATA, CHIARA;SCHIZZI, ANDREA;
2017

Abstract

An inclusive search is performed for supersymmetry in final states containing jets and an apparent imbalance in transverse momentum, View the MathML sourcep→Tmiss, due to the production of unobserved weakly interacting particles in pp collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 8 TeV. The data, recorded with the CMS detector at the CERN LHC, correspond to an integrated luminosity of 18.5 fb−1. The dimensionless kinematic variable αTαT is used to discriminate between events with genuine View the MathML sourcep→Tmiss associated with unobserved particles and spurious values of View the MathML sourcep→Tmiss arising from jet energy mismeasurements. No excess of event yields above the expected standard model backgrounds is observed. The results are interpreted in terms of constraints on the parameter space of several simplified models of supersymmetry that assume the pair production of top squarks. The search provides sensitivity to a broad range of top squark (View the MathML sourcet˜) decay modes, including the two-body decay View the MathML sourcet˜→cχ˜10, where c is a charm quark and View the MathML sourceχ˜10 is the lightest neutralino, as well as the four-body decay View the MathML sourcet˜→bff¯′χ˜10, where b is a bottom quark and f and View the MathML sourcef¯′ are fermions produced in the decay of an intermediate off-shell W boson. These modes dominate in scenarios in which the top squark and lightest neutralino are nearly degenerate in mass. For these modes, top squarks with masses as large as 260 and 225 GeV are excluded, respectively, for the two- and four-body decays.
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