Search for pair production of Higgsinos in final states with at least three b -tagged jets in s =13 TeV pp collisions using the ATLAS detector

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T1 - Search for pair production of Higgsinos in final states with at least three b -tagged jets in s =13 TeV pp collisions using the ATLAS detector

AU - ATLAS Collaboration

AU - Aaboud, M

AU - Åkesson, Torsten

AU - Bocchetta, Simona

AU - Corrigan, Eric

AU - Doglioni, Caterina

AU - Brottmann Hansen, Eva

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 - Zwalinski, L

N1 - Export Date: 20 December 2018

PY - 2018

Y1 - 2018

N2 - A search for pair production of the supersymmetric partners of the Higgs boson (higgsinos H) in gauge-mediated scenarios is reported. Each higgsino is assumed to decay to a Higgs boson and a gravitino. Two complementary analyses, targeting high- and low-mass signals, are performed to maximize sensitivity. The two analyses utilize LHC pp collision data at a center-of-mass energy s=13 TeV, the former with an integrated luminosity of 36.1 fb-1 and the latter with 24.3 fb-1, collected with the ATLAS detector in 2015 and 2016. The search is performed in events containing missing transverse momentum and several energetic jets, at least three of which must be identified as b-quark jets. No significant excess is found above the predicted background. Limits on the cross section are set as a function of the mass of the H in simplified models assuming production via mass-degenerate higgsinos decaying to a Higgs boson and a gravitino. Higgsinos with masses between 130 and 230 GeV and between 290 and 880 GeV are excluded at the 95% confidence level. Interpretations of the limits in terms of the branching ratio of the higgsino to a Z boson or a Higgs boson are also presented, and a 45% branching ratio to a Higgs boson is excluded for mH≈400 GeV. © 2018 CERN for the ATLAS Collaboration. Published by the American Physical Society under the terms of the »https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/» Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license. Further distribution of this work must maintain attribution to the author(s) and the published article's title, journal citation, and DOI. Funded by SCOAP3.

AB - A search for pair production of the supersymmetric partners of the Higgs boson (higgsinos H) in gauge-mediated scenarios is reported. Each higgsino is assumed to decay to a Higgs boson and a gravitino. Two complementary analyses, targeting high- and low-mass signals, are performed to maximize sensitivity. The two analyses utilize LHC pp collision data at a center-of-mass energy s=13 TeV, the former with an integrated luminosity of 36.1 fb-1 and the latter with 24.3 fb-1, collected with the ATLAS detector in 2015 and 2016. The search is performed in events containing missing transverse momentum and several energetic jets, at least three of which must be identified as b-quark jets. No significant excess is found above the predicted background. Limits on the cross section are set as a function of the mass of the H in simplified models assuming production via mass-degenerate higgsinos decaying to a Higgs boson and a gravitino. Higgsinos with masses between 130 and 230 GeV and between 290 and 880 GeV are excluded at the 95% confidence level. Interpretations of the limits in terms of the branching ratio of the higgsino to a Z boson or a Higgs boson are also presented, and a 45% branching ratio to a Higgs boson is excluded for mH≈400 GeV. © 2018 CERN for the ATLAS Collaboration. Published by the American Physical Society under the terms of the »https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/» Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license. Further distribution of this work must maintain attribution to the author(s) and the published article's title, journal citation, and DOI. Funded by SCOAP3.

U2 - 10.1103/PhysRevD.98.092002

DO - 10.1103/PhysRevD.98.092002

M3 - Article

VL - 98

JO - Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology

T2 - Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology

JF - Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology

SN - 1550-2368

IS - 9

M1 - 092002

ER -