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Balazs Konya

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Search for a scalar partner of the top quark in the all-hadronic tt¯ plus missing transverse momentum final state at √s=13 TeV with the ATLAS detector

Author

  • G Aad
  • Torsten Åkesson
  • Simona Bocchetta
  • Eric Edward Corrigan
  • Caterina Doglioni
  • Jannik Geisen
  • Kristian Gregersen
  • Eva Brottmann Hansen
  • Vincent Hedberg
  • Göran Jarlskog
  • Edgar Kellermann
  • Balazs Konya
  • Else Lytken
  • Katja Mankinen
  • Caterina Marcon
  • Ulf Mjörnmark
  • Geoffrey André Adrien Mullier
  • Ruth Pöttgen
  • Trine Poulsen
  • Eleni Skorda
  • Oxana Smirnova
  • L. Zwalinski

Summary, in English

A search for direct pair production of scalar partners of the top quark (top squarks or scalar third-generation up-type leptoquarks) in the all-hadronic tt¯ plus missing transverse momentum final state is presented. The analysis of 139 fb - 1 of s=13 TeV proton–proton collision data collected using the ATLAS detector at the LHC yields no significant excess over the Standard Model background expectation. To interpret the results, a supersymmetric model is used where the top squark decays via t~→t(∗)χ~10, with t(∗) denoting an on-shell (off-shell) top quark and χ~10 the lightest neutralino. Three specific event selections are optimised for the following scenarios. In the scenario where mt~>mt+mχ~10, top squark masses are excluded in the range 400–1250 GeV for χ~10 masses below 200 GeV at 95% confidence level. In the situation where mt~∼mt+mχ~10, top squark masses in the range 300–630 GeV are excluded, while in the case where mt~<mW+mb+mχ~10 (with mt~-mχ~10≥5 GeV), considered for the first time in an ATLAS all-hadronic search, top squark masses in the range 300–660 GeV are excluded. Limits are also set for scalar third-generation up-type leptoquarks, excluding leptoquarks with masses below 1240 GeV when considering only leptoquark decays into a top quark and a neutrino. © 2020, CERN for the benefit of the ATLAS collaboration.

Department/s

  • Particle and nuclear physics
  • eSSENCE: The e-Science Collaboration

Publishing year

2020

Language

English

Publication/Series

European Physical Journal C

Volume

80

Issue

8

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Springer

Topic

  • Subatomic Physics

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1434-6044