Inclusive Search for Supersymmetry Using Razor Variables in pp Collisions at √s = 7 TeV

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Abstract

An inclusive search is presented for new heavy particle pairs produced in √s = 7 TeV proton-proton collisions at the LHC using 4.7 ± 0.1 fb-1 of integrated luminosity. The selected events are analyzed in the 2D razor space of MR, an event-by-event indicator of the heavy particle mass scale, and R, a dimensionless variable related to the missing transverse energy. The third-generation sector is probed using the event heavy-flavor content. The search is sensitive to generic supersymmetry models with minimal assumptions about the superpartner decay chains. No excess is observed in the number of events beyond that predicted by the standard model. Exclusion limits are derived in the CMSSM framework as well as for simplified models. Within the CMSSM parameter space considered, gluino masses up to 800 GeV and squark masses up to 1.35 TeV are excluded at 95% confidence level depending on the model parameters. The direct production of pairs of top or bottom squarks is excluded for masses as high as 400 GeV.
Original languageEnglish
Article number081802
Number of pages17
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume111
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

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