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Search for new physics with long-lived particles decaying to photons and missing energy in pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV
Chatrchyan S., Besancon M., Choudhury S., Dejardin M., Denegri D. et al
Journal of High Energy Physics 11 (2012) 172 - http://hal.in2p3.fr/in2p3-00714321
Physique/Physique des Hautes Energies - Expérience
Search for new physics with long-lived particles decaying to photons and missing energy 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 Busson ()2, 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, V. Sordini5, Y. Tschudi5, P. Verdier5, S. Viret5
1 :  IRFU - Institut de Recherches sur les lois Fondamentales de l'Univers (ex DAPNIA)
2 :  LLR - Laboratoire Leprince-Ringuet
CNRS : UMR7638 – IN2P3 – Polytechnique - X
Route de Saclay - 91128 Palaiseau Cedex
3 :  DRS-IPHC - Département Recherches Subatomiques
CNRS : UMR7178 – IN2P3 – Université de Strasbourg
23 rue du Loess - BP28 67037 Strasbourg cedex 2
4 :  CC IN2P3 - Centre de Calcul de l'inst. national de phy. nucléaire et de phy. des particules
CNRS : USR6402 – IN2P3
12-14, boulevard Niels Bohr 69622 VILLEURBANNE CEDEX
5 :  IPNL - Institut de Physique Nucléaire de Lyon
CNRS : UMR5822 – IN2P3 – Université Claude Bernard - Lyon I
A search is performed for long-lived neutral particles decaying into a photon and invisible particles. An example of such a signature is the decay of the lightest neutralino with nonzero lifetime into a gravitino and a photon in gauge-mediated supersymmetry, with the neutralino as the next-to-lightest supersymmetric particle and the gravitino as the lightest. The search uses events containing photons, missing transverse energy, and jets. The impact parameter of the photon relative to the beam-beam collision point can be reconstructed using converted photons. The method is sensitive to lifetimes of the order of 0.1 to 1 ns. The data sample corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 2.23 inverse femtobarns in pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV, recorded in the first part of 2011 by the CMS experiment at the LHC. Cross-section limits are presented on pair production for such particles, each of which decays into a photon and invisible particles. The observed 95% confidence level limits vary between 0.11 and 0.21 pb, depending on the neutral particle lifetime.

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Journal of High Energy Physics
Publisher Institute of Physics (IOP)
ISSN 1126-6708 (eISSN : 1029-8479)

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