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Search for direct top squark pair production in events with a Higgs or Z boson, and missing transverse momentum in root s=13 TeV pp collisions with the ATLAS detector
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics. Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, The Oskar Klein Centre for Cosmo Particle Physics (OKC).
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics. Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, The Oskar Klein Centre for Cosmo Particle Physics (OKC).
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics. Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, The Oskar Klein Centre for Cosmo Particle Physics (OKC).
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics. Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, The Oskar Klein Centre for Cosmo Particle Physics (OKC).
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2017 (English)In: Journal of High Energy Physics (JHEP), ISSN 1126-6708, E-ISSN 1029-8479, no 8, 006Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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A search for direct top squark pair production resulting in events with either a same-flavour opposite-sign dilepton pair with invariant mass compatible with a Z boson or a pair of jets compatible with a Standard Model (SM) Higgs boson (h) is presented. Requirements on the missing transverse momentum, together with additional selections on leptons, jets, jets identified as originating from b-quarks are imposed to target the other decay products of the top squark pair. The analysis is performed using proton-proton collision data at root s = 13 TeV collected with the ATLAS detector at the LHC in 20152016, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 36.1 fb(-1). No excess is observed in the data with respect to the SM predictions. The results are interpreted in two sets of models. In the first set, direct production of pairs of lighter top squarks ((t) over tilde (1)) with long decay chains involving Z or Higgs bosons is considered. The second set includes direct pair production of the heavier top squark pairs ((t) over tilde (2)) decaying via (t) over tilde (2) -> Z (t) over tilde (1) or (t) over tilde (2) -> h (t) over tilde (1). The results exclude at 95% confidence level (t) over tilde (2) and (t) over tilde (1) masses up to about 800 GeV, extending the exclusion region of supersymmetric parameter space covered by previous LHC searches.

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2017. no 8, 006
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Beyond Standard Model, Hadron-Hadron scattering (experiments), Higgs physics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-147000DOI: 10.1007/JHEP08(2017)006ISI: 000406886200006OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-147000DiVA: diva2:1142052
Available from: 2017-09-18 Created: 2017-09-18 Last updated: 2017-09-18Bibliographically approved

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Abulaiti, YimingÅkerstedt, HenrikBendtz, KatarinaBertoli, GabrieleBessidskaia Bylund, OlgaBohm, ChristianCarney, Rebecca M. D.Clément, ChristopheCribbs, Wayne A.Gellerstedt, KarlHellman, StenJon-And, KerstinLundberg, OlofMilstead, David A.Moa, TorbjörnMolander, SimonPöttgen, RuthShaikh, Nabila W.Shcherbakova, AnnaSilverstein, Samuel B.Sjölin, JörgenStrandberg, SaraUghetto, MichaëlValdes Santurio, EduardoWallängen, Veronica
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