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Physical Review D 87 (2013) 092008
Search for fractionally charged particles in pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV
S. Chatrchyan, M. Besancon1, S. Choudhury1, M. Dejardin1, D. Denegri1, B. Fabbro1, J.L. Faure1, F. Ferri1, S. Ganjour1, A. Givernaud1, P. Gras1, G. Hamel de Monchenault1, P. Jarry1, E. Locci1, J. Malcles1, L. Millischer1, A. Nayak1, J. Rander1, A. Rosowsky1, I. Shreyber1, M. Titov1, S. Baffioni2, F. Beaudette2, L. Benhabib2, L. Bianchini2, M. Bluj2, C. Broutin2, Pierre Busson2, C. Charlot2, N. Daci2, T. Dahms2, L. Dobrzynski2, R. Granier de Cassagnac2, M. Haguenauer2, P. Mine2, C. Mironov2, I.N. Naranjo2, M. Nguyen2, C. Ochando2, P. Paganini2, D. Sabes2, R. Salerno2, Y. Sirois2, C. Veelken2, A. Zabi2, J.-L. Agram3, J. Andrea3, D. Bloch3, D. Bodin3, J.-M. Brom3, M. Cardaci3, E.C. Chabert3, C. Collard3, E. Conte3, F. Drouhin3, C. Ferro3, J.-C. Fontaine3, D. Gele3, U. Goerlach3, P. Juillot3, A.-C. Le Bihan3, P. Van Hove3, F. Fassi4, D. Mercier4, S. Beauceron5, N. Beaupere5, O. Bondu5, G. Boudoul5, J. Chasserat5, R. Chierici5, D. Contardo5, P. Depasse5, H. El Mamouni5, J. Fay5, S. Gascon5, M. Gouzevitch5, B. Ille5, T. Kurca5, M. Lethuillier5, L. Mirabito5, S. Perries5, L. Sgandurra5, V. Sordini5, Y. Tschudi5, P. Verdier5, S. Viret5
For the CMS collaboration(s)
(2013)

A search is presented for free heavy long-lived fractionally charged particles produced in pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV. The data sample was recorded by the CMS detector at the LHC and corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 5.0 inverse femtobarns. Candidate fractionally charged particles are identified by selecting tracks with associated low charge measurements in the silicon tracking detector. Observations are found to be consistent with expectations for background processes. The results of the search are used to set upper limits on the cross section for pair production of fractionally charged, massive spin-1/2 particles that are neutral under SU(3)_C and SU(2)_L. We exclude at 95% confidence level such particles with electric charge +/-2e/3 with masses below 390 GeV, and those with charge +/-e/3 with masses below 250 GeV.
1:  IRFU - Institut de Recherches sur les lois Fondamentales de l'Univers (ex DAPNIA)
2:  LLR - Laboratoire Leprince-Ringuet
3:  DRS-IPHC - Département Recherches Subatomiques
4:  CC IN2P3 - Centre de Calcul de l'inst. national de phy. nucléaire et de phy. des particules
5:  IPNL - Institut de Physique Nucléaire de Lyon
Physics/High Energy Physics - Experiment
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http://fr.arXiv.org/abs/1210.2311