Search for dark matter produced in association with bottom or top quarks in √s=13 TeV pp collisions with the ATLAS detector

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Search for dark matter produced in association with bottom or top quarks in √s=13 TeV pp collisions with the ATLAS detector. / Aaboud, M; Aad, G; Abbott, B.; Abdinov, O; Abeloos, B; Abidi, S. H.; Åkesson, Torsten; Bocchetta, Simona; Doglioni, Caterina; Hedberg, Vincent; Jarlskog, Göran; Kalderon, Charles; Kellermann, Edgar; Konya, Balazs; Lytken, Else; Mankinen, Katja; Mjörnmark, Ulf; Pöttgen, Ruth; Poulsen, Trine; Smirnova, Oxana; Viazlo, Oleksandr; ATLAS Collaboration.

In: European Physical Journal C, Vol. 78, No. 1, 18, 2018.

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T1 - Search for dark matter produced in association with bottom or top quarks in √s=13 TeV pp collisions with the ATLAS detector

AU - Aaboud, M

AU - Aad, G

AU - Abbott, B.

AU - Abdinov, O

AU - Abeloos, B

AU - Abidi, S. H.

AU - Åkesson, Torsten

AU - Bocchetta, Simona

AU - Doglioni, Caterina

AU - Hedberg, Vincent

AU - Jarlskog, Göran

AU - Kalderon, Charles

AU - Kellermann, Edgar

AU - Konya, Balazs

AU - Lytken, Else

AU - Mankinen, Katja

AU - Mjörnmark, Ulf

AU - Pöttgen, Ruth

AU - Poulsen, Trine

AU - Smirnova, Oxana

AU - Viazlo, Oleksandr

AU - ATLAS Collaboration

N1 - Export Date: 30 January 2018

PY - 2018

Y1 - 2018

N2 - A search for weakly interacting massive dark-matter particles produced in association with bottom or top quarks is presented. Final states containing third-generation quarks and missing transverse momentum are considered. The analysis uses 36.1fb-1 of proton–proton collision data recorded by the ATLAS experiment at s=13 TeV in 2015 and 2016. No significant excess of events above the estimated backgrounds is observed. The results are interpreted in the framework of simplified models of spin-0 dark-matter mediators. For colour-neutral spin-0 mediators produced in association with top quarks and decaying into a pair of dark-matter particles, mediator masses below 50 GeV are excluded assuming a dark-matter candidate mass of 1 GeV and unitary couplings. For scalar and pseudoscalar mediators produced in association with bottom quarks, the search sets limits on the production cross-section of 300 times the predicted rate for mediators with masses between 10 and 50GeV and assuming a dark-matter mass of 1GeV and unitary coupling. Constraints on colour-charged scalar simplified models are also presented. Assuming a dark-matter particle mass of 35GeV, mediator particles with mass below 1.1TeV are excluded for couplings yielding a dark-matter relic density consistent with measurements. © 2018, CERN for the benefit of the ATLAS collaboration.

AB - A search for weakly interacting massive dark-matter particles produced in association with bottom or top quarks is presented. Final states containing third-generation quarks and missing transverse momentum are considered. The analysis uses 36.1fb-1 of proton–proton collision data recorded by the ATLAS experiment at s=13 TeV in 2015 and 2016. No significant excess of events above the estimated backgrounds is observed. The results are interpreted in the framework of simplified models of spin-0 dark-matter mediators. For colour-neutral spin-0 mediators produced in association with top quarks and decaying into a pair of dark-matter particles, mediator masses below 50 GeV are excluded assuming a dark-matter candidate mass of 1 GeV and unitary couplings. For scalar and pseudoscalar mediators produced in association with bottom quarks, the search sets limits on the production cross-section of 300 times the predicted rate for mediators with masses between 10 and 50GeV and assuming a dark-matter mass of 1GeV and unitary coupling. Constraints on colour-charged scalar simplified models are also presented. Assuming a dark-matter particle mass of 35GeV, mediator particles with mass below 1.1TeV are excluded for couplings yielding a dark-matter relic density consistent with measurements. © 2018, CERN for the benefit of the ATLAS collaboration.

U2 - 10.1140/epjc/s10052-017-5486-1

DO - 10.1140/epjc/s10052-017-5486-1

M3 - Article

VL - 78

JO - European Physical Journal C

T2 - European Physical Journal C

JF - European Physical Journal C

SN - 1434-6044

IS - 1

M1 - 18

ER -