Search for supersymmetry with photons in pp collisions at root s=8 TeV

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Khachatryan, V. ; Sirunyan, A. M. ; Tumasyan, A. ; Adam, W. ; Asilar, E. ; Bergauer, T. ; Brandstetter, J. ; Brondolin, E. ; Dragicevic, M. ; Ero, J. ; Flechl, M. ; Friedl, M. ; Fruehwirth, R. ; Ghete, V. M. ; Hartl, C. ; Hoermann, N. ; Hrubec, J. ; Jeitler, M. ; Knuenz, V. ; Koenig, A. ; Krammer, M. ; Kraetschmer, I. ; Liko, D. ; Matsushita, T. ; Mikulec, I. ; Rabady, D. ; Rahbaran, B. ; Rohringer, H. ; Schieck, J. ; Schoefbeck, R. ... view all 2,335 authors (2015)
  • Publisher: AMER PHYSICAL SOC
  • Journal: (issn: 2470-0010)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1103/PhysRevD.92.072006
  • Subject: scattering [p p] | upper limit [channel cross section] | pair production [sparticle] | mass dependence | CMS | SQUARK | final state [photon] | High Energy Physics - Experiment | CERN LHC Coll | GRAVITINO | missing-energy [transverse momentum] | CERN Lab | EVENTS | BREAKING | ENERGY | MODELS | 8000 GeV-cms | PARTICLE PHYSICS;LARGE HADRON COLLIDER;CMS | experimental results | mass [neutralino] | LHC | multiple production [photon] | PARTON DISTRIBUTIONS | symmetry breaking [supersymmetry] | mass [gluino] | data analysis method | ATLAS DETECTOR | FISICA DELLE PARTICELLE | two-photon [final state] | background | colliding beams [p p] | MISSING TRANSVERSE-MOMENTUM
    • ddc: ddc:530

Two searches for physics beyond the standard model in events containing photons are presented. The data sample used corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 19.7  fb−1 of proton-proton collisions at s√=8  TeV, collected with the CMS experiment at the CERN LHC. The analyses pursue different inclusive search strategies. One analysis requires at least one photon, at least two jets, and a large amount of transverse momentum imbalance, while the other selects events with at least two photons and at least one jet, and uses the razor variables to search for signal events. The background expected from standard model processes is evaluated mainly from data. The results are interpreted in the context of general gauge-mediated supersymmetry, with the next-to-lightest supersymmetric particle either a bino- or wino-like neutralino, and within simplified model scenarios. Upper limits at the 95% confidence level are obtained for cross sections as functions of the masses of the intermediate supersymmetric particles. The Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research and the Austrian Science Fund ; the Belgian Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique, and Fonds voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek ; the Brazilian Funding Agencies ; the Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science; CERN ; the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ministry of Science and Technology, and National Natural Science Foundation of China ; the Colombian Funding Agency ; the Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sport ; the Research Promotion Foundation, Cyprus; the Ministry of Education and Research ; and European Regional Development Fund, Estonia; the Academy of Finland, Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture, and Helsinki Institute of Physics; the Institut National de Physique Nucleaire et de Physique des Particules/CNRS, and Commissariat a l’Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives/CEA, France; the Bundesministerium fur Bildung und Forschung, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, and Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft Deutscher Forschungszentren, Germany; the General Secretariat for Research and Technology, Greece; the National Scientific Research Foundation, and National Office for Research and Technology, Hungary; the Department of Atomic Energy and the Department of Science and Technology, India; the Institute for Studies in Theoretical Physics and Mathematics, Iran; the Science Foundation, Ireland; the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Italy; the Korean Ministry of Education, Science and Technology and the World Class University program of NRF, Republic of Korea; the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences; the Mexican Funding Agencies ; the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, New Zealand; the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission; the Ministry of Science and Higher Education and the National Science Centre, Poland; the Fundac¸ao para a Ciencia e a Tecnologia, Portugal; JINR, Dubna; the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, the Federal Agency of Atomic Energy of the Russian Federation, Russian Academy of Sciences, and the Russian Foundation for Basic Research; the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of Serbia; the Secretaria de Estado de Investigacio´n, Desarrollo e Innovacion and Programa Consolider-Ingenio 2010, Spain; the Swiss Funding Agencies ; the National Science Council, Taipei; the Thailand Center of Excellence in Physics, the Institute for the Promotion of Teaching Science and Technology of Thailand, Special Task Force for Activating Research and the National Science and Technology Development Agency of Thailand ; the Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey, and Turkish Atomic Energy Authority ; the Science and Technology Facilities Council, UK; the U.S. Department of Energy, and NSF ; European Union ; the Leventis Foundation ; the A. P. Sloan Foundation ; the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation ; the Belgian Federal Science Policy Office ; the Fonds pour la Formation a` la Recherche dans l’Industrie et dans l’Agriculture (FRIA-Belgium); the Agentschap voor Innovatie door Wetenschap en Technologie (IWTBelgium); the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MEYS) of Czech Republic; the Council of Science and Industrial Research, India; the Compagnia di San Paolo (Torino); the HOMING PLUS program of Foundation for Polish Science, cofinanced by EU, Regional Development Fund; and the Thalis and Aristeia programs cofinanced by EU-ESF and the Greek NSRF ; Qatar National Research Fund ; the Rachadapisek Sompot Fund for Postdoctoral Fellowship ; Chulalongkorn University ; the Welch Foundation.
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