The results of the first search for long-lived gluinos produced in 7 TeV pp collisions at the CERN Large Hadron Collider are presented. The search looks for evidence of long-lived particles that stop in the CMS detector and decay in the quiescent periods between beam crossings. In a dataset with a peak instantaneous luminosity of 1 x 10(32) cm(-2) s(-1), an integrated luminosity of 10 pb(-1), and a search interval corresponding to 62 hours of LHC operation, no significant excess above background was observed. Limits at the 95 confidence level on gluino pair production over 13 orders of magnitude of gluino lifetime are set. For a mass difference m((g) over tilde) - m((chi) over tilde1)(0) >100 GeV/c(2), and assuming BR((g) over tilde -> g<(chi over bar>(0)(1)) = 100 , m((g) over tilde) < 370 GeV/c(2) are excluded for lifetimes from 10 mu s to 1000 s.

Search for Stopped Gluinos in pp Collisions at root s=7 TeV

MY, Salvatore;NUZZO, Salvatore Vitale;ABBRESCIA, Marcello;SELVAGGI, Giovanna;
2011

Abstract

The results of the first search for long-lived gluinos produced in 7 TeV pp collisions at the CERN Large Hadron Collider are presented. The search looks for evidence of long-lived particles that stop in the CMS detector and decay in the quiescent periods between beam crossings. In a dataset with a peak instantaneous luminosity of 1 x 10(32) cm(-2) s(-1), an integrated luminosity of 10 pb(-1), and a search interval corresponding to 62 hours of LHC operation, no significant excess above background was observed. Limits at the 95 confidence level on gluino pair production over 13 orders of magnitude of gluino lifetime are set. For a mass difference m((g) over tilde) - m((chi) over tilde1)(0) >100 GeV/c(2), and assuming BR((g) over tilde -> g<(chi over bar>(0)(1)) = 100 , m((g) over tilde) < 370 GeV/c(2) are excluded for lifetimes from 10 mu s to 1000 s.
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