Search for Dark Matter Produced in Association with Heavy-Flavor Quark Pairs in Proton-Proton Collisions at √s = 13 TeV
Author(s)CMS Collaboration; Abercrombie, Daniel Robert; Allen, Brandon Leigh; Apyan, Aram; Azzolini, Virginia; Barbieri, Richard Alexander; Baty, Austin Alan; Bi, Ran; Bierwagen, Katharina; Brandt, Stephanie Akemi; Busza, Wit; Cali, Ivan Amos; D'Alfonso, Mariarosaria; Demiragli, Zeynep; Gomez-Ceballos, Guillelmo; Goncharov, Maxim; Hsu, Dylan George; Iiyama, Yutaro; Innocenti, Gian Michele; Klute, Markus; Kovalskyi, Dmytro; Lai, Yue Shi; Lee, Yen-Jie; Levin, Amy Elizabeth; Luckey Jr, P David; Maier, Benedikt; Marini, Andrea Carlo; McGinn, Christopher Francis; Mironov, Camelia Maria; Narayanan, Siddharth Madhavan; Niu, Xinmei; Paus, Christoph M. E.; Roland, Christof E; Roland, Gunther M; Salfeld-Nebgen, Jakob Maxillian Henry; Stephans, George S. F.; Tatar, Kaya; Velicanu, Dragos Alexandru; Wang, Jing; Wang, Ta-Wei; Wyslouch, Boleslaw; ... Show more Show less
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A search is presented for an excess of events with heavy-flavor quark pairs (tt¯ and bb¯) and a large imbalance in transverse momentum in data from proton–proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV. The data correspond to an integrated luminosity of 2.2fb⁻¹ collected with the CMS detector at the CERN LHC. No deviations are observed with respect to standard model predictions. The results are used in the first interpretation of dark matter production in tt¯ and bb¯ final states in a simplified model. This analysis is also the first to perform a statistical combination of searches for dark matter produced with different heavy-flavor final states. The combination provides exclusions that are stronger than those achieved with individual heavy-flavor final states.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Laboratory for Nuclear Science
European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields
Sirunyan, A. M. et al. “Search for Dark Matter Produced in Association with Heavy-Flavor Quark Pairs in Proton-Proton Collisions at √s = 13 TeV.” The European Physical Journal C 77, 12: 845 (December 2017) © 2017 CERN for the benefit of the CMS collaboration
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