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Title: Search for heavy metastable particles decaying to jet pairs in pp̅ collisions at √s=1.96  TeV
Authors: Aaltonen, T.; Álvarez González, B.; Casal, Bruno; Cuevas, Javier; Gómez, G.; Palencia, Enrique; Rodrigo, Teresa; Ruiz Jimeno, Alberto; Scodellaro, Luca; Vila, Iván; Vilar, Rocío; Vizán, J.
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: American Physical Society
Citation: Physical Review D 85(1): 012007 (2012)
Abstract: A search is performed for heavy metastable particles that decay into jet pairs with a macroscopic lifetime (ct-1 cm) in pp̅ collisions at √s=1.96  TeV using data from the CDF II detector at Fermilab corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3.2  fb-1. To estimate the standard model background, a data-driven approach is used. Probability-density functions are constructed to model secondary vertices from known processes. No statistically significant excess is observed above the background. Limits on the production cross section in a hidden valley benchmark phenomenology are set for various Higgs boson masses as well as metastable particle masses and lifetimes.
Description: 16 páginas, 12 figuras, 9 tablas.-- CDF Collaboration: et al.
Publisher version (URL): http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.85.012007
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10261/52051
ISSN: 1550-7998
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.85.012007
E-ISSN: 1550-2368
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