# Search for long-lived heavy charged particles using a ring imaging Cherenkov technique at LHCb

Abstract : A search is performed for heavy long-lived charged particles using 3.0 fb$^{-1}$ of pp collisions collected at $\sqrt{s}$= 7 and 8 TeV with the LHCb detector. The search is mainly based on the response of the ring imaging Cherenkovdetectors to distinguish the heavy, slow-moving particles from muons. No evidence is found for the production of such long-lived states. The results are expressed as limits on the Drell-Yan production of pairs of long-lived particles, with both particles in the LHCb pseudorapidity acceptance, $1.8 < \eta < 4.9$. The mass-dependent cross-section upper limits are in the range 2-4 fb (at 95\% CL) for masses between 124 and 309 GeV/c$^2$.
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European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields, Springer Verlag (Germany), 2016, 75, pp. 595. 〈10.1140/epjc/s10052-015-3809-7〉

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R. Aaij, B. Adeva, M. Adinolfi, A. Affolder, Z. Ajaltouni, et al.. Search for long-lived heavy charged particles using a ring imaging Cherenkov technique at LHCb. European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields, Springer Verlag (Germany), 2016, 75, pp. 595. 〈10.1140/epjc/s10052-015-3809-7〉. 〈in2p3-01292936〉

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