Search for the direct production of charginos and neutralinos in final states with tau leptons in √s=13TeVpp collisions with the ATLAS detector
Aaboud, Morad; Aad, Georges; Abbott, Brad; Abdinov, Ovsat Bahram oglu; Abeloos, Baptiste; Abidi, Syed Haider; AbouZeid, Hass; Abraham, Nadine L.; Abramowicz, Halina; Abreu, Henso; Buanes, Trygve; Dale, Ørjan; Eigen, Gerald; Liebig, Wolfgang; Lipniacka, Anna; Martin dit Latour, Bertrand; Mæland, Steffen; Stugu, Bjarne; Yang, Zongchang; Zalieckas, Justas; Bugge, Magnar Kopangen; Cameron, David Gordon; Catmore, James Richard; Feigl, Simon; Franconi, Laura; Garonne, Vincent; Gjelsten, Børge Kile; Gramstad, Eirik; Morisbak, Vanja; Nilsen, Jon Kerr; Oppen, Henrik; Ould-Saada, Farid; Raddum, Silje Hattrem; Read, Alexander Lincoln; Røhne, Ole Myren; Sandaker, Heidi; Serfon, Cédric; Stapnes, Steinar; Vadla, Knut Oddvar Høie; Abreu, Rômulo F.; Abulaiti, Yiming; Acharya, Bobby S.; Adachi, Shunsuke; Adamczyk, Leszek; Adelman, Jareed; Adersberger, Michael; Adye, Tim; Affolder, Anthony Allen; Afik, Yoav; Agatonovic-Jovin, Tatjana; ATLAS, Collaboration
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A search for the direct production of charginos and neutralinos in final states with at least two hadronically decaying tau leptons is presented. The analysis uses a dataset of pp collisions corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 36.1 fb−1 , recorded with the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider at a centre-of-mass energy of 13 TeV. No significant deviation from the expected Standard Model background is observed. Limits are derived in scenarios of χ˜ + 1 χ˜ − 1 pair production and of χ˜ ± 1 χ˜ 0 2 and χ˜ + 1 χ˜ − 1 production in simplified models where the neutralinos and charginos decay solely via intermediate left-handed staus and tau sneutrinos, and the mass of the τ˜L state is set to be halfway between the masses of the χ˜ ± 1 and the χ˜ 0 1 . Chargino masses up to 630 GeV are excluded at 95% confidence level in the scenario of direct production of χ˜ + 1 χ˜ − 1 for a massless χ˜ 0 1 . Common χ˜ ± 1 and χ˜ 0 2 masses up to 760 GeV are excluded in the case of production of χ˜ ± 1 χ˜ 0 2 and χ˜ + 1 χ˜ − 1 assuming a massless χ˜ 0 1 . Exclusion limits for additional benchmark scenarios with large and small mass-splitting between the χ˜ ± 1 and the χ˜ 0 1 are also studied by varying the τ˜L mass between the masses of the χ˜ ± 1 and the χ˜ 0 1 .