Search for long-lived particles decaying to jet pairs

LHCb Collaboration, R. Aaij, B. Adeva, M. Adinolfi, A. Affolder, Z. Ajaltouni, S. Akar, J. Albrecht, F. Alessio, M. Alexander, S. Ali, G. Alkhazov, P. Alvarez Cartelle, A. A. Alves, S. Amato, S. Amerio, Y. Amhis, L. An, L. Anderlini, J. AndersonR. Andreassen, M. Andreotti, J. E. Andrews, R. B. Appleby, O. Aquines Gutierrez, F. Archilli, A. Artamonov, M. Artuso, E. Aslanides, G. Auriemma, M. Baalouch, S. Bachmann, J. J. Back, A. Badalov, C. Baesso, W. Baldini, R. J. Barlow, C. Barschel, S. Barsuk, W. Barter, S. Bifani, N. Farley, P. Griffith, P. Ilten, I. R. Kenyon, C. Lazzeroni, A. Mazurov, J. McCarthy, C. J. Parkinson, L. Pescatore, N. K. Watson

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Abstract

A search is presented for long-lived particles with a mass between 25 and 50 GeV/c2 and a lifetime between 1 and 200 ps in a sample of proton–proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of √s=7 TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 0.62 fb-1, collected by the LHCb detector. The particles are assumed to be pair-produced by the decay of a standard model-like Higgs boson. The experimental signature of the long-lived particle is a displaced vertex with two associated jets. No excess above the background is observed and limits are set on the production cross-section as a function of the long-lived particle mass and lifetime.

Original languageEnglish
Article number152
Number of pages12
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Volume75
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Apr 2015

Keywords

  • Higgs Boson
  • Invariant Mass
  • Systematic Uncertainty
  • Primary Vertex
  • Secondary Vertex

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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