Search for squarks and gluinos in final states with hadronically decaying τ -leptons, jets, and missing transverse momentum using pp collisions at s =13 TeV with the ATLAS detector

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Abstract

A search for supersymmetry in events with large missing transverse momentum, jets, and at least one hadronically decaying τ-lepton is presented. Two exclusive final states with either exactly one or at least two τ-leptons are considered. The analysis is based on proton-proton collisions at s=13 TeV corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 36.1 fb-1 delivered by the Large Hadron Collider and recorded by the ATLAS detector in 2015 and 2016. No significant excess is observed over the Standard Model expectation. At 95% confidence level, model-independent upper limits on the cross section are set and exclusion limits are provided for two signal scenarios: a simplified model of gluino pair production with τ-rich cascade decays, and a model with gauge-mediated supersymmetry breaking (GMSB). In the simplified model, gluino masses up to 2000 GeV are excluded for low values of the mass of the lightest supersymmetric particle (LSP), while LSP masses up to 1000 GeV are excluded for gluino masses around 1400 GeV. In the GMSB model, values of the supersymmetry-breaking scale are excluded below 110 TeV for all values of tanβ in the range 2≤tanβ≤60, and below 120 TeV for tanβ>30.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012009
JournalPhysical Review D
Volume99
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2019

Funding

FundersFunder number
Not addedST/J005533/1, ST/M000753/1, ST/N000307/1, ST/M00256X/1, ST/L003449/1, ST/H001158/2, ST/K000837/1, ST/L001020/1, ST/K001310/1, ST/L006162/1, ST/M006425/1, ST/N000447/1, ST/J004804/1, ST/H001158/1, ST/P00234X/1, ST/J005509/1, ST/N000420/1
AvH Foundation
Benoziyo Center, Israel
CEA-DRF/IRFU
Canada Council
Cantons of Bern and Geneva
DNSRCIN2P3-CNRS
DST/NRF
EU-ESF
MES of Russia
MESTD
MIZŠ
MNE/IFA
MSMT
MSSR
Minerva, Israel
RGC
Région Auvergne
VSC CR
National Science Foundation
U.S. Department of Energy
Departamento Administrativo de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación (COLCIENCIAS)
Ontario Innovation Trust
Canarie
H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
Biomedical Research Foundation
Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science
CERN
Compute Canada
National Research Council
College of Arts and Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Glycemic Index Foundation
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
Science and Technology Facilities CouncilGRIDPP, ST/L001217/1
Science and Technology Facilities Council
Leverhulme Trust
Royal Society
British Skin Foundation
European Research Council
Australian Research Council
Capital Markets CRC Limited
Singapore Eye Research Institute
Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
Agence Nationale de la Recherche
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung
Danmarks Grundforskningsfond
Canada Foundation for Innovation
Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo
National Natural Science Foundation of China
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung
Austrian Science Fund
Generalitat de Catalunya
Comisión Nacional de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica
Agencia Nacional de Promoción Científica y Tecnológica
Fonds Québécois de la Recherche sur la Nature et les Technologies
Ministerstvo Zdravotnictví Ceské Republiky
Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek
Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad
Generalitat Valenciana
Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Wirtschaft
General Secretariat for Research and Technology
Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico
Ministry of Science and Technology
Joint Institute for Nuclear Research
Israel Science Foundation
Instituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare
Narodowe Centrum Nauki
Javna Agencija za Raziskovalno Dejavnost RS
Ministerstwo Nauki i Szkolnictwa Wyższego
Israeli Centers for Research Excellence
Centre National pour la Recherche Scientifique et Technique
Horizon 2020
British Columbia Knowledge Development Fund
European Regional Development Fund
Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation
Fondation Partager le Savoir
National Research Center "Kurchatov Institute"
Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation

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