Search for long-lived, multi-charged particles in pp collisions at √s=7 TeV using the ATLAS detector

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    Abstract

    A search for highly ionising, penetrating particles with electric charges from |q|=2e to 6e is performed using the ATLAS detector at the CERN Large Hadron Collider. Proton-proton collision data taken at s=7 TeV during the 2011 running period, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 4.4 fb−1, are analysed. No signal candidates are observed, and 95% confidence level cross-section upper limits are interpreted as mass-exclusion lower limits for a simplified Drell–Yan production model. In this model, masses are excluded from 50 GeV up to 430, 480, 490, 470 and 420 GeV for charges 2e, 3e, 4e, 5e and 6e, respectively.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)305-323
    Number of pages19
    JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
    Volume722
    Issue number4-5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013 May 24

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    corpuscular radiation
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    detectors
    electric charge
    exclusion
    confidence
    luminosity
    cross sections

    Keywords

    • High-energy collider experiment
    • Highly ionising
    • Long-lived particle
    • Multiple electric charges
    • New physics

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    • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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    Search for long-lived, multi-charged particles in pp collisions at √s=7 TeV using the ATLAS detector. / ATLAS Collaboration.

    In: Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics, Vol. 722, No. 4-5, 24.05.2013, p. 305-323.

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