Search for bottom-squark pair production with the ATLAS detector in final states containing Higgs bosons, b-jets and missing transverse momentum

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Abstract

The result of a search for the pair production of the lightest supersymmetric partner of the bottom quark (b˜ 1) using 139 fb−1 of proton-proton data collected at s = 13 TeV by the ATLAS detector is reported. In the supersymmetric scenarios considered both of the bottom-squarks decay into a b-quark and the second-lightest neutralino, b˜1→b+χ˜20. Each χ˜20 is assumed to subsequently decay with 100% branching ratio into a Higgs boson (h) like the one in the Standard Model and the lightest neutralino: χ˜20→h+χ˜10. The χ˜10 is assumed to be the lightest supersymmetric particle (LSP) and is stable. Two signal mass configurations are targeted: the first has a constant LSP mass of 60 GeV; and the second has a constant mass difference between the χ˜20 and χ˜10 of 130 GeV. The final states considered contain no charged leptons, three or more b-jets, and large missing transverse momentum. No significant excess of events over the Standard Model background expectation is observed in any of the signal regions considered. Limits at the 95% confidence level are placed in the supersymmetric models considered, and bottom-squarks with mass up to 1.5 TeV are excluded. [Figure not available: see fulltext.] © 2019, The Author(s).

Detaljer

Författare
Enheter & grupper
Externa organisationer
  • CERN
  • Aix-Marseille University
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Subatomär fysik

Nyckelord

Originalspråkengelska
Artikelnummer60
TidskriftJournal of High Energy Physics
Volym2019
Utgåva nummer12
StatusPublished - 2019
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa