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Title

Search for new physics with long-lived particles decaying to photons and missing energy in pp collisions at √s=7 TeV

AuthorsChatrchyan, S.; Brochero Cifuentes, J. A. ; Cabrillo, I. J. ; Calderon, Alicia ; Chuang, S. H. ; Duarte Campderros, J. ; Felcini, Marta ; Fernández, M. ; Gómez, G. ; González Sánchez, J. ; Graziano, A. ; Jorda, C. ; López Virto, A. ; Marco, Jesús ; Marco, Rafael ; Martínez-Rivero, Celso ; Matorras, Francisco ; Muñoz Sánchez, F. J. ; Rodrigo, Teresa ; Rodríguez Marrero, Ana Y. ; Ruiz Jimeno, Alberto ; Scodellaro, Luca ; Sobron Sañudo, M. ; Vila, Iván ; Vilar, Rocío ; CMS Collaboration
Issue Date2012
PublisherSpringer
CitationJournal of High Energy Physics: 172 (2012)
AbstractA search is performed for long-lived neutral particles decaying into a photon and invisible particles. An example of such a signature is the decay of the lightest neutralino with nonzero lifetime into a gravitino and a photon in gauge-mediated supersymmetry, with the neutralino as the next-to-lightest supersymmetric particle and the gravitino as the lightest. The search uses events containing photons, missing transverse energy, and jets. The impact parameter of the photon relative to the beam-beam collision point can be reconstructed using converted photons. The method is sensitive to lifetimes of the order of 0.1 to 1 ns. The data sample corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 2.23 inverse femtobarns in pp collisions at √s=7 TeV, recorded in the first part of 2011 by the CMS experiment at the LHC. Cross-section limits are presented on pair production for such particles, each of which decays into a photon and invisible particles. The observed 95% confidence level limits vary between 0.11 and 0.21 pb, depending on the neutral particle lifetime.
Description29 páginas, 6 figuras, 3 tablas.-- CMS Collaboration: et al.-- Open Access: This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License.
Publisher version (URL)http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/JHEP11(2012)172
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/10261/53023
DOI10.1007/JHEP11(2012)172
E-ISSN1029-8479
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