Search for the direct production of charginos and neutralinos in final states with tau leptons in s√=13TeV pp collisions with the ATLAS detector

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Colleges, School and Institutes

External organisations

  • Université Mohamed Premier and LPTPM

Abstract

A search for the direct production of charginos and neutralinos in final states with at least two hadronically decaying tau leptons is presented. The analysis uses a dataset of pp collisions corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 36.1 fb −1 , recorded with the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider at a centre-of-mass energy of 13 TeV. No significant deviation from the expected Standard Model background is observed. Limits are derived in scenarios of Open image in new windowpair production and of Open image in new window and Open image in new window production in simplified models where the neutralinos and charginos decay solely via intermediate left-handed staus and tau sneutrinos, and the mass of the τ~L state is set to be halfway between the masses of the Open image in new window and the Open image in new window . Chargino masses up to 630 GeV are excluded at 95% confidence level in the scenario of direct production of Open image in new window for a massless Open image in new window . Common Open image in new window and Open image in new window masses up to 760 GeV are excluded in the case of production of Open image in new window and Open image in new window assuming a massless Open image in new window . Exclusion limits for additional benchmark scenarios with large and small mass-splitting between the Open image in new window and the Open image in new window are also studied by varying the τ~L mass between the masses of the Open image in new window and the Open image in new window .

Bibliographic note

47 pages in total, author list starting page 31, 8 figures, 9 tables, published in EPJC, All figures including auxiliary figures are available at http://atlas.web.cern.ch/Atlas/GROUPS/PHYSICS/PAPERS/SUSY-2016-23/

Details

Original languageEnglish
Article number154
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Volume78
Publication statusPublished - 22 Feb 2018

Keywords

  • hep-ex