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

G. Aad S. Albrand 1 M.L. Andrieux 1 Q. Buat 1 B. Clement 1 J. Collot 1 S. Crépé-Renaudin 1 B. Dechenaux 1 T. Delemontex 1 P.A. Delsart 1 M.H. Genest 1 J.Y. Hostachy 1 E. Laisne 1 F. Ledroit-Guillon 1 A. Lleres 1 A. Lucotte 1 F. Malek 1 J. Stark 1 X. Sun 1 B. Trocmé 1 C. Weydert 1 C. Biscarat 2 G. Rahal 2 S. Abdel Khalek 3 N. Andari 3 E. Augé 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 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 D. Zerwas 3 Zhiqing 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 N. Ghodbane 4 Ph. Gris 4 C. Guicheney 4 H. Liao 4 D. Pallin 4 Daniela Paredes Hernández 4 F. Podlyski 4 C. Santoni 4 F. Vazeille 4 L. Aperio Bella 6 B. Aubert 6 N. Berger 6 J. Colas 6 M. Delmastro 6 L. Di Ciaccio 6 T.K.O. Doan 6 S. Elles 6 C. Goy 6 T. Hryn'Ova 6 S. Jézéquel 6 R. Lafaye 6 J. Leveque 6 V.P. Lombardo 6 N. Massol 6 P. Perrodo 6 E. Petit 6 H. Przysiezniak 6 E. Richter-Was 6 G. Sauvage 6 E. Sauvan 6 M. Schwoerer 6 T. Todorov 6 D. Tsionou 6 I. Wingerter-Seez 6 R. Zitoun 6 S. Aoun 7 C. P. Bee 7 C. Bertella 7 N. Bousson 7 J. C. Clémens 7 Y. Coadou 7 F. Djama 7 F. Etienne 7 L. Feligioni 7 D. Hoffmann 7 F. Hubaut 7 E. B. F. G. Knoops 7 E. Le Guirriec 7 B. Li 7 J. Maurer 7 E. Monnier 7 J. Odier 7 P. Pralavorio 7 A. Rozanov 7 M. Talby 7 N. Tannoury 7 E. Tiouchichine 7 S. Tisserant 7 J. Toth 7 F. Touchard 7 M. Ughetto 7 L. Vacavant 7 F. Vannucci 8
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 sqrt(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.
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G. Aad, S. Albrand, M.L. Andrieux, Q. Buat, B. Clement, et al.. Search for long-lived, multi-charged particles in pp collisions at sqrt(s)=7 TeV using the ATLAS detector. Physics Letters B, Elsevier, 2013, 722, pp.305-323. ⟨10.1016/j.physletb.2013.04.036⟩. ⟨in2p3-00780046⟩

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