Publication
Title
Searches for supersymmetry using the variable in hadronic events produced in pp collisions at 8 TeV
Author
Institution/Organisation
CMS Collaboration
Abstract
Searches for supersymmetry (SUSY) are performed using a sample of hadronic events produced in 8 TeV pp collisions at the CERN LHC. The searches are based on the M-T2 variable, which is a measure of the transverse momentum imbalance in an event. The data were collected with the CMS detector and correspond to an integrated luminosity of 19.5 fb(-1). Two related searches are performed. The first is an inclusive search based on signal regions defined by the value of the M-T2 variable, the hadronic energy in the event, the jet multiplicity, and the number of jets identified as originating from bottom quarks. The second is a search for a mass peak corresponding to a Higgs boson decaying to a bottom quark-antiquark pair, where the Higgs boson is produced as a decay product of a SUSY particle. For both searches, the principal backgrounds are evaluated with data control samples. No significant excess over the expected number of background events is observed, and exclusion limits on various SUSY models are derived.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of high energy physics. - Bristol
Publication
Bristol : 2015
ISSN
1126-6708
1029-8479 [online]
Volume/pages
5(2015), 52 p.
ISI
000354727100001
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UAntwerpen
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Last edited 10.08.2017
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