[submitted] Journal of Physical Review D

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Search for non-pointing and delayed photons in the diphoton and missing transverse momentum final state in 8 TeV pp collisions at the LHC using the ATLAS detector

ATLAS Collaboration (Georges Aad (Marseille, CPPMet al.) Show all 2891 authors

Sep 19, 2014 - 16 pages

Abstract (arXiv)

A search has been performed, using the full 20.3 fb−1 data sample of 8 TeV proton--proton collisions collected in 2012 with the ATLAS detector at the LHC, for photons originating from a displaced vertex due to the decay of a neutral long-lived particle into a photon and an invisible particle. The analysis investigates the diphoton plus missing transverse momentum final state, and is therefore most sensitive to pair-production of long-lived particles. The analysis technique exploits the capabilities of the ATLAS electromagnetic calorimeter to make precise measurements of the flight direction, as well as the time of flight, of photons. No excess is observed over the Standard Model predictions for background. Exclusion limits are set within the context of Gauge Mediated Supersymmetry Breaking models, with the lightest neutralino being the next-to-lightest supersymmetric particle and decaying into a photon and gravitino with a lifetime in the range from 250 ps to about 100 ns.

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Note: 16 pages plus author list + cover pages (30 pages total), 7 figures, 5 tables, submitted to Physics Review D, All figures including auxiliary figures are available at 
Keyword(s): INSPIRE: * Automatic Keywords * | particle: long-lived | transverse momentum: missing-energy | calorimeter: electromagnetic |supersymmetry: symmetry breaking | p p: scattering | photon | ATLAS | CERN LHC Coll | two-photon | pair production | time-of-flight | gravitation |neutralino | background | sparticle | gravitino | lifetime


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