Search for top squarks decaying via four-body or chargino-mediated modes in single-lepton final states in proton-proton collisions at √s=13 TeV

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Abstract

A search for the pair production of the lightest supersymmetric partner of the top quark (t ˜ 1 ) is presented. The search focuses on a compressed scenario where the mass difference between the top squark and the lightest supersymmetric particle, often considered to be the lightest neutralino (χ˜10), is smaller than the mass of the W boson. The proton-proton collision data were recorded by the CMS experiment at a centre-of-mass energy of 13 TeV, and correspond to an integrated luminosity of 35.9 fb −1 . In this search, two decay modes of the top squark are considered: a four-body decay into a bottom quark, two additional fermions, and a χ˜10; and a decay via an intermediate chargino. Events are selected using the presence of a high-momentum jet, significant missing transverse momentum, and a low transverse momentum electron or muon. Two analysis techniques are used, targeting different decay modes of the t ˜ 1 : a sequential selection and a multivariate technique. No evidence for the production of top squarks is found, and mass limits at 95% confidence level are set that reach up to 560 GeV, depending on the m(t˜1)−m(χ˜10) mass difference and the decay mode.[Figure not available: see fulltext.]

Original languageEnglish
Article number65
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Volume2018
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2018

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Keywords

  • Hadron-Hadron scattering (experiments)
  • Supersymmetry

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