Search for pair production of massive particles decaying into three quarks with the ATLAS detector in sqrt(s) = 7 TeV pp collisions at the LHC

G. Aad S. Aoun 1 C. P. Bee 1 C. Bertella 1 N. Bousson 1 J. C. Clémens 1 Y. Coadou 1 F. Djama 1 F. Etienne 1 L. Feligioni 1 D. Hoffmann 1 F. Hubaut 1 E. B. F. G. Knoops 1 E. Le Guirriec 1 B. Li 1 J. Maurer 1 E. Monnier 1 J. Odier 1 P. Pralavorio 1 A. Rozanov 1 M. Talby 1 N. Tannoury 1 E. Tiouchichine 1 S. Tisserant 1 J. Toth 1 F. Touchard 1 L. Vacavant 1 C. Biscarat 2 E. Cogneras 2 G. Rahal 2 S. Abdel Khalek 3 H. Abreu 3 N. Andari 3 C. Arnault 3 E. Augé 3 P. Barrillon 3 M. Benoit 3 S. Binet 3 C. Bourdarios 3 C. De La Taille 3 J.B. De Vivie de Regie 3 L. Duflot 3 M. Escalier 3 L. Fayard 3 D. Fournier 3 J.-F. Grivaz 3 S. Henrot-Versillé 3 J. Hrivnac 3 L. Iconomidou-Fayard 3 J. Idarraga 3 M. Kado 3 N. Lorenzo Martinez 3 A. Lounis 3 N. Makovec 3 P. Matricon 3 F. Niedercorn 3 L. Poggioli 3 P. Puzo 3 A. Renaud 3 D. Rousseau 3 G. Rybkin 3 J.B. Sauvan 3 J. Schaarschmidt 3 A.C. Schaffer 3 L. Serin 3 S. Simion 3 R. Tanaka 3 M. Teinturier 3 J.J. Veillet 3 I. Vukotic 3 F. Wicek 3 D. Zerwas 3 Zhen Zhang 3 D. Boumediene 4 Emmanuel Busato 4 D. Calvet 4 S. Calvet 4 Reina Coromoto Camacho Toro 4 Diane Cinca 5 J. Donini 4 R. Febbraro 4 Ph. Gris 4 N. Ghodbane 4 C. Guicheney 4 H. Liao 4 D. Pallin 4 Daniela Paredes Hernández 4 F. Podlyski 4 C. Santoni 4 F. Vazeille 4 S. Albrand 6 M.L. Andrieux 6 Q. Buat 6 B. Clement 6 J. Collot 6 S. Crépé-Renaudin 6 B. Dechenaux 6 T. Delemontex 6 P.A. Delsart 6 M.H. Genest 6 J.Y. Hostachy 6 E. Laisne 6 F. Ledroit-Guillon 6 A. Lleres 6 A. Lucotte 6 F. Malek 6 J. Stark 6 X. Sun 6 B. Trocmé 6 J. Wang 6 C. Weydert 6 F. Vannucci 7 L. Aperio Bella 8 B. Aubert 8 N. Berger 8 J. Colas 8 M. Delmastro 8 L. Di Ciaccio 8 T.K.O. Doan 8 S. Elles 8 C. Goy 8 T. Hryn'Ova 8 S. Jézéquel 8 M. Kataoka 8 J. Labbe 8 R. Lafaye 8 J. Leveque 8 V.P. Lombardo 8 N. Massol 8 P. Perrodo 8 E. Petit 8 H. Przysiezniak 8 E. Richter-Was 8 G. Sauvage 8 E. Sauvan 8 M. Schwoerer 8 T. Todorov 8 D. Tsionou 8 I. Wingerter-Seez 8 R. Zitoun 8
Abstract : A search is conducted for hadronic three-body decays of a new massive coloured particle in sqrt(s) = 7 TeV pp collisions at the LHC using an integrated luminosity of 4.6/fb collected by the ATLAS detector. Supersymmetric gluino pair production in the context of a model with R-parity violation is used as a benchmark scenario. The analysis is divided into two search channels, each optimised separately for their sensitivity to high-mass and low-mass gluino production. The first search channel uses a stringent selection on the transverse momentum of the six leading jets and is performed as a counting experiment. The second search channel focuses on low-mass gluinos produced with a large boost. Large-radius jets are selected and the invariant mass of each of the two leading jets is used as a discriminant between the signal and the background. The results are found to be consistent with Standard Modelexpectations and limits are set on the allowed gluino mass.
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Journal of High Energy Physics, Springer, 2012, 12, pp.086. <10.1007/JHEP12(2012)086>


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G. Aad, S. Aoun, C. P. Bee, C. Bertella, N. Bousson, et al.. Search for pair production of massive particles decaying into three quarks with the ATLAS detector in sqrt(s) = 7 TeV pp collisions at the LHC. Journal of High Energy Physics, Springer, 2012, 12, pp.086. <10.1007/JHEP12(2012)086>. <in2p3-00743055>

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