Search for supersymmetry in events with photons and low missing transverse energy in pp collisions at root s=7 TeV


Chatrchyan S., Khachatryan V., Sirunyan A. M. , Tumasyan A., Adam W., Aguilo E., ...More

PHYSICS LETTERS B, vol.719, pp.42-61, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 719
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.physletb.2012.12.055
  • Title of Journal : PHYSICS LETTERS B
  • Page Numbers: pp.42-61
  • Keywords: CMS, Physics, SQUARK

Abstract

Many models of new physics, including versions of supersymmetry (SUSY), predict production of events with low missing transverse energy, electroweak gauge bosons, and many energetic final-state particles. The stealth SUSY model yields this signature while conserving R-parity by means of a new hidden sector in which SUSY is approximately conserved. The results of a general search for new physics, with no requirement on missing transverse energy, in events with two photons and four or more hadronic jets are reported. The study is based on a sample of proton-proton collisions at root s = 7 TeV corresponding to 4.96 fb(-1) of integrated luminosity collected with the CMS detector in 2011. Based on good agreement between the data and the standard model expectation, the data are used to determine model-independent cross-section limits and a limit on the squark mass in the framework of stealth SUSY. With this first study of its kind, squark masses less than 1430 GeV are excluded at the 95% confidence level. (c) 2012 CERN. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.