Updated search for long-lived particles decaying to jet pairs

R. Aaij, B. Adeva, Z. Ajaltouni, S. Akar, F. Alessio, M. Alexander, S. Ali, G. Alkhazov, P. Alvarez Cartelle, A. A. Alves, S. Amato, S. Amerio, Y. Amhis, L. An, L. Anderlini, G. Andreassi, M. Andreotti, J. E. Andrews, R. B. Appleby, F. ArchilliP. d’Argent, J. Arnau Romeu, A. Artamonov, M. Artuso, E. Aslanides, G. Auriemma, M. Baalouch, I. Babuschkin, S. Bachmann, J. J. Back, A. Badalov, C. Baesso, K. Carvalho Akiba, V. Coco, P. N.Y. David, K. De Bruyn, M. Ferro-Luzzi, T. Ketel, J. van Leerdam, M. Merk, C. J.G. Onderwater, G. Raven, M. Schiller, N. Serra, B. Storaci, V. Syropoulos, J. van Tilburg, S. Tolk, P. Tsopelas, N. Tuning, LHCb Collaboration

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Abstract

A search is presented for long-lived particles with a mass between 25 and 50GeV/c2 and a lifetime between 2 and 500 ps, using proton–proton collision data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 2.0fb-1, collected by the LHCb detector at centre-of-mass energies of 7 and 8 TeV. The particles are assumed to be pair-produced in the decay of a 125GeV/c2 Standard-Model-like Higgs boson. The experimental signature is a single long-lived particle, identified by a displaced vertex with two associated jets. No excess above background is observed and limits are set on the production cross-section as a function of the mass and lifetime of the long-lived particle.

Original languageEnglish
Article number812
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Volume77
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2017

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    Aaij, R., Adeva, B., Ajaltouni, Z., Akar, S., Alessio, F., Alexander, M., ... LHCb Collaboration (2017). Updated search for long-lived particles decaying to jet pairs. European Physical Journal C, 77(12), [812]. https://doi.org/10.1140/epjc/s10052-017-5178-x