Search for pair production of gluinos decaying via stop and sbottom in events with b-jets and large missing transverse momentum in pp collisions at √s=13  TeV with the ATLAS detector. / The ATLAS Collaboration.

In: Physical Review D, Vol. 94, No. 3, 032003 , 09.08.2016, p. 1-32.

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A search for supersymmetry involving the pair production of gluinos decaying via third-generation squarks to the lightest neutralino (χ˜01) is reported. It uses an LHC proton-proton data set at a center-of-mass energy s√=13  TeV with an integrated luminosity of 3.2  fb−1 collected with the ATLAS detector in 2015. The signal is searched for in events containing several energetic jets, of which at least three must be identified as b jets, large missing transverse momentum, and, potentially, isolated electrons or muons. Large-radius jets with a high mass are also used to identify highly boosted top quarks. No excess is found above the predicted background. For χ˜01 masses below approximately 700 GeV, gluino masses of less than 1.78 TeV and 1.76 TeV are excluded at the 95% C.L. in simplified models of the pair production of gluinos decaying via sbottom and stop, respectively. These results significantly extend the exclusion limits obtained with the s√=8  TeV data set.
Original languageEnglish
Article number032003
Pages (from-to)1-32
Number of pages32
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 9 Aug 2016
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