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Search for top-squark pairs decaying into Higgs or Z bosons in pp collisions at √s=8 TeV

AutorBrochero Cifuentes, J. A. ; Cabrillo, I. J. ; Calderon, Alicia ; Chuang, S. H. ; Duarte Campderros, J. ; Fernández, M. ; Gómez, G. ; González Sánchez, J. ; Graziano, A. ; López Virto, A. ; Marco, Jesús ; Marco, Rafael ; Martínez-Rivero, Celso ; Matorras, Francisco ; Muñoz Sánchez, F. J. ; Piedra, Jonatan ; Rodrigo, Teresa ; Rodríguez Marrero, Ana Y. ; Ruiz Jimeno, Alberto ; Scodellaro, Luca ; Vila, Iván ; Vilar, Rocío ; CMS Collaboration
Fecha de publicación2014
EditorElsevier
CitaciónPhysics Letters B 736: 371-397 (2014)
ResumenA search for supersymmetry through the direct pair production of top squarks, with Higgs (H) or Z bosons in the decay chain, is performed using a data sample of proton-proton collisions at s=8 TeV collected in 2012 with the CMS detector at the LHC. The sample corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 19.5 fb-1. The search is performed using a selection of events containing leptons and bottom-quark jets. No evidence for a significant excess of events over the standard model background prediction is observed. The results are interpreted in the context of simplified supersymmetric models with pair production of a heavier top-squark mass eigenstate t~2 decaying to a lighter top-squark mass eigenstate t~1 via either t~2→Ht~1 or t~2→Zt~1, followed in both cases by t~1→tχ~10, where χ~10 is an undetected, stable, lightest supersymmetric particle. The interpretation is performed in the region where the mass difference between the t~1 and χ~10 states is approximately equal to the top-quark mass (mt~1-mχ~10≃mt), which is not probed by searches for direct t~1 squark pair production. The analysis excludes top squarks with masses mt~2<575 GeV and mt~1<400 GeV at a 95% confidence level. © 2014 The Authors.
DescripciónOpen Access funded by SCOAP³ - Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics.-- Under a Creative Commons license.-- et al.
Versión del editorhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2014.07.053
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/10261/110106
DOI10.1016/j.physletb.2014.07.053
Identificadoresdoi: 10.1016/j.physletb.2014.07.053
issn: 0370-2693
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