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Search for dark matter in events with heavy quarks and missing transverse momentum in 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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2015 (English)In: European Physical Journal C, ISSN 1434-6044, E-ISSN 1434-6052, Vol. 75, no 2, 92Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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This article reports on a search for dark matter pair production in association with bottom or top quarks in 20.3 fb(-1) of pp collisions collected at root s = 8 TeV by the ATLAS detector at the LHC. Events with large missing transverse momentum are selected when produced in association with high-momentum jets of which one or more are identified as jets containing b-quarks. Final states with top quarks are selected by requiring a high jet multiplicity and in some cases a single lepton. The data are found to be consistent with the Standard Model expectations and limits are set on the mass scale of effective field theories that describe scalar and tensor interactions between dark matter and Standard Model particles. Limits on the dark-matter-nucleon cross-section for spin-independent and spin-dependent interactions are also provided. These limits are particularly strong for low-mass dark matter. Using a simplified model, constraints are set on the mass of dark matter and of a coloured mediator suitable to explain a possible signal of annihilating dark matter.

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2015. Vol. 75, no 2, 92
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-118265DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-015-3306-zISI: 000354546000007OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-118265DiVA: diva2:821577
Available from: 2015-06-15 Created: 2015-06-15 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved

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Abulaiti, YimingÅkerstedt, HenrikÅsman, BarbroBendtz, KatarinaBertoli, GabrieleBessidskaia Bylund, OlgaBohm, ChristianClément, ChristopheCribbs, Wayne A.Eriksson, DanielGellerstedt, KarlHellman, StenJohansson, K. ErikJon-And, KerstinKhandanyan, HovhannesKim, HyeonKlimek, PawelLundberg, OlofMilstead, David A.Moa, TorbjörnMolander, SimonPetridis, AndreasPlucinski, PawelRossetti, ValerioSilverstein, Samuel B.Sjölin, JörgenStrandberg, SaraTylmad, Maja
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