Search for new phenomena in events with high jet multiplicity and low missing transverse momentum in proton-proton collisions at √s = 8 TeV

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A dedicated search is presented for new phenomena in inclusive 8- and 10-jet final states with low missing transverse momentum, with and without identification of jets originating from b quarks. The analysis is based on data from proton–proton collisions corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 19.7 fb−1 collected with the CMS detector at the LHC at √s=8 TeV. The dominant multijet background expectations are obtained from low jet multiplicity control samples. Data agree well with the standard model background predictions, and limits are set in several benchmark models. Colorons (axigluons) with masses between 0.6 and 0.75 (up to 1.15) TeV are excluded at 95% confidence level. Similar exclusion limits for gluinos in R-parity violating supersymmetric scenarios are from 0.6 up to 1.1 TeV. These results comprise the first experimental probe of the coloron and axigluon models in multijet final states.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)257-267
Number of pages11
JournalPhysics Letters B
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • CMS
  • Physics
  • Exotics
  • Jets
  • Strong dynamics
  • Axigluon

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