Signature-based search for delayed photons in exclusive photon plus missing transverse energy events from p[¯ over p] collisions with √s=1.96 TeV
Author(s)Gomez-Ceballos, Guillelmo; Goncharov, Maxim; Paus, Christoph M. E.
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We present the first signature-based search for delayed photons using an exclusive photon plus missing transverse energy final state. Events are reconstructed in a data sample from the CDF II detector corresponding to 6.3 fb[superscript -1] of integrated luminosity from √s=1.96 TeV proton-antiproton collisions. Candidate events are selected if they contain a photon with an arrival time in the detector larger than expected from a promptly produced photon. The mean number of events from standard model sources predicted by the data-driven background model based on the photon timing distribution is 286±24. A total of 322 events are observed. A p value of 12% is obtained, showing consistency of the data with standard model predictions.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Laboratory for Nuclear Science
Physical Review D
American Physical Society
Aaltonen, T., S. Amerio, D. Amidei, A. Anastassov, A. Annovi, J. Antos, G. Apollinari, et al. “Signature-based search for delayed photons in exclusive photon plus missing transverse energy events from pp[over ¯] collisions with sqrt[s]=1.96 TeV.” Physical Review D 88, no. 3 (August 2013). © 2013 American Physical Society
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