Search for decays of stopped, long-lived particles from 7 TeV pp collisions with the ATLAS detector

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Abstract

New metastable massive particles with electric and colour charge are features of many theories beyond the Standard Model. A search is performed for long-lived gluino-based R-hadrons with the ATLAS detector at the LHC using a data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 31 pb-1. We search for evidence of particles that have come to rest in the ATLAS detector and decay at some later time during the periods in the LHC bunch structure without proton-proton collisions. No significant deviations from the expected backgrounds are observed, and a cross-section limit is set. It can be interpreted as excluding gluino-based R-hadrons with masses less than 341 GeV at the 95 % C. L., for lifetimes from 10-5 to 103 seconds and a neutralino mass of 100 GeV.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-21
Number of pages21
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Volume72
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Search for decays of stopped, long-lived particles from 7 TeV pp collisions with the ATLAS detector. / The ATLAS Collaboration.

In: European Physical Journal C, Vol. 72, No. 4, 04.2012, p. 1-21.

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