Search for scalar top quark pair production in natural gauge mediated supersymmetry models with the ATLAS detector in pp collisions at s=7TeV

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Abstract

  • The results of a search for pair production of the lighter scalar partners of top quarks (t~1) in 2.05 fb -1 of pp collisions at s=7 TeV using the ATLAS experiment at the LHC are reported. Scalar top quarks are searched for in events with two same flavour opposite-sign leptons (e, μ) with invariant mass consistent with the Z boson mass, large missing transverse momentum and jets in the final state. At least one of the jets is identified as originating from a b-quark. No excess over Standard Model expectations is found. The results are interpreted in the framework of R-parity conserving, gauge mediated Supersymmetry breaking 'natural' scenarios, where the neutralino (χ~10) is the next-to-lightest supersymmetric particle. Scalar top quark masses up to 310 GeV are excluded for 115GeVmZ. © 2012 CERN.
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  • Aad G; Abbott B; Abdallah J; Abdel Khalek S; Abdelalim AA; Abdinov O; Abi B; Abolins M; AbouZeid OS; Abramowicz H
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  • 44
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  • 60
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  • 715
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  • 1-3