Search for supersymmetry in final states with missing transverse momentum and three or more b-jets in 139 fb-1 of proton–proton collisions at √s=13 TeV with the ATLAS detector

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Abstract

A search for supersymmetry involving the pair production of gluinos decaying via off-shell third-generation squarks into the lightest neutralino (χ~10) is reported. It exploits LHC proton–proton collision data at a centre-of-mass energy s=13 TeV with an integrated luminosity of 139 fb - 1 collected with the ATLAS detector from 2015 to 2018. The search uses events containing large missing transverse momentum, up to one electron or muon, and several energetic jets, at least three of which must be identified as containing b-hadrons. Both a simple kinematic event selection and an event selection based upon a deep neural-network are used. No significant excess above the predicted background is found. In simplified models involving the pair production of gluinos that decay via off-shell top (bottom) squarks, gluino masses less than 2.44 TeV (2.35 TeV) are excluded at 95% CL for a massless χ~10. Limits are also set on the gluino mass in models with variable branching ratios for gluino decays to bb¯χ~10,tt¯χ~10 and tb¯χ~1-/t¯bχ~1+.

Original languageEnglish
Article number561
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Volume83
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2023

Funding

FundersFunder number
BSF-NSF
CEA-DRF
Cantons of Bern and Geneva
DNSRCIN2P3-CNRS
EU-ESF
GenT Programmes Generalitat Valenciana, Spain
La Caixa Banking Foundation
MIZŠ
MNE
Norwegian Financial Mechanism2014-2021
PROMETEO
RGC
UNCESCI/013
Wallenberg Foundation
U.S. Department of Energy
Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung
CRC Health Group21/SCI/017
CRC Health Group
Canarie
H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
Multiple Sclerosis Scientific Research Foundation
CERN
Compute Canada
Göran Gustafssons Stiftelser
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
National Research Council Canada
Canada Foundation for Innovation
Science and Technology Facilities Council
Leverhulme Trust
European Research Council
European Cooperation in Science and Technology
Australian Research Council
National Stroke Foundation
Neurosurgical Research Foundation
Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft
Minerva Foundation
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
Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo
National Natural Science Foundation of China
Ministerstvo Školství, Mládeže a Tělovýchovy
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Austrian Science Fund
Generalitat de Catalunya
Ministry of Science and Technology of the People's Republic of China
Agencia Nacional de Promoción Científica y Tecnológica
Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek
Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Wirtschaft
Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico
Nella and Leon Benoziyo Center for Neurological Diseases, Weizmann Institute of Science
Israel Science Foundation
Instituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare
Narodowe Centrum Nauki
Javna Agencija za Raziskovalno Dejavnost RS
Ministarstvo Prosvete, Nauke i Tehnološkog Razvoja
Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación
Centre National pour la Recherche Scientifique et Technique
Staatssekretariat für Bildung, Forschung und Innovation
Horizon 2020
British Columbia Knowledge Development Fund
European Regional Development Fund
Defence Science Institute
Narodowa Agencja Wymiany Akademickiej
Institutul de Fizică Atomică
Agencia Nacional de Investigación y Desarrollo
Royal Society of South Australia
Irish Rugby Football Union

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