Publication
Title
Search for dark matter particles in proton-proton collisions at = 8 TeV using the razor variables
Author
Institution/Organisation
CMS Collaboration
Abstract
A search for dark matter particles directly produced in proton-proton collisions recorded by the CMS experiment at the LHC is presented. The data correspond to an integrated luminosity of 18.8 fb(-1), at a center-of-mass energy of 8 TeV. The event selection requires at least two jets and no isolated leptons. The razor variables are used to quantify the transverse momentum balance in the jet momenta. The study is performed separately for events with and without jets originating from b quarks. The observed yields are consistent with the expected backgrounds and, depending on the nature of the production mechanism, dark matter production at the LHC is excluded at 90% confidence level for a mediator mass scale I > below 1 TeV. The use of razor variables yields results that complement those previously published.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of high energy physics. - Bristol
Publication
Bristol : 2016
ISSN
1126-6708
1029-8479 [online]
Volume/pages
12 (2016) , 48 p.
Article Reference
088
ISI
000391823600001
Medium
E-only publicatie
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
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UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
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Last edited 20.09.2021
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