Title
Search for heavy long-lived charged particles in pp collisions at <tex>$\sqrt{s}$</tex>=7 TeV Search for heavy long-lived charged particles in pp collisions at <tex>$\sqrt{s}$</tex>=7 TeV
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Sciences. Physics
Publication type
article
Publication
Amsterdam ,
Subject
Physics
Source (journal)
Physics letters: B. - Amsterdam, 1967, currens
Volume/pages
713(2012) :4-5 , p. 408-433
ISSN
0370-2693
ISI
000306637900007
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
The result of a search for heavy long-lived charged particles produced in pp collisions at root s = 7 TeV at the LHC is described. The data sample has been collected using the CMS detector and corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 5.0 fb(-1). The inner tracking detectors are used to define a sample of events containing tracks with high momentum and high ionization energy loss. A second sample of events, which have high-momentum tracks satisfying muon identification requirements in addition to meeting high-ionization and long time-of-flight requirements, is analyzed independently. In both cases, the results are consistent with the expected background estimated from data. The results are used to establish cross section limits as a function of mass within the context of models with long-lived gluinos, scalar top quarks and scalar taus. Cross section limits on hyper-meson particles, containing new elementary long-lived hyper-quarks predicted by a vector-like confinement model, are also presented. Lower limits at 95% confidence level on the mass of gluinos (scalar top quarks) are found to be 1098 (737) GeV/c(2). A limit of 928 (626) GeV/c(2) is set for a gluinos (scalar top quark) that hadronizes into a neutral bound state before reaching the muon detectors. The lower mass limit for a pair produced scalar tau is found to be 223 GeV/c(2). Mass limits for a hyper-kaon are placed at 484, 602, and 747 GeV/c(2) for hyper-rho masses of 800, 1200, and 1600 GeV/c(2), respectively. (c) 2012 CERN. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/irua/009186/2657.pdf
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