Search for squarks and gluinos with the ATLAS detector in final states with jets and missing transverse momentum using √s=8 TeV proton-proton collision data
Aad, Georges; Abbott, Brad; Abdallah, Jalal; Abdel Khalek, Samah; Abdinov, Ovsat Bahram oglu; Aben, Rosemarie; Abi, Babak; Abolins, Maris; AbouZeid, Hass; Abramowicz, Halina; Buanes, Trygve; Dale, Ørjan; Eigen, Gerald; Kastanas, Alex; Liebig, Wolfgang; Lipniacka, Anna; Martin dit Latour, Bertrand; Rosendahl, Peter Lundgaard; Sandaker, Heidi; Sjursen, Therese B.; Smestad, Lillian; Stugu, Bjarne; Ugland, Maren; Bugge, Lars; Bugge, Magnar Kopangen; Cameron, David Gordon; Catmore, James Richard; Czyczula, Zofia; Gjelsten, Børge Kile; Gramstad, Eirik; Ould-Saada, Farid; Pajchel, Katarina; Pedersen, Maiken; Read, Alexander Lincoln; Røhne, Ole Myren; Stapnes, Steinar; Strandlie, Are; Abreu, Henso; Abreu, Rômulo F.; Adamczyk, Leszek; Adams, David; Adelman, Jareed; Adomeit, Stefanie; Adye, Tim; Agatonovic-Jovin, Tatjana; Aguilar Saavedra, Juan Antonio; Agustoni, Marco; Åkerstedt, Henrik; Åkesson, Torsten P.A.; Åsman, Barbro; ATLAS, Collaboration
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A search for squarks and gluinos in final states containing high-pT jets, missing transverse momentum and no electrons or muons is presented. The data were recorded in 2012 by the ATLAS experiment in √s = 8TeV proton-proton collisions at the Large Hadron Collider, with a total integrated luminosity of 20.3 fb−1. Results are interpreted in a variety of simplified and specific supersymmetry-breaking models assuming that R-parity is conserved and that the lightest neutralino is the lightest supersymmetric particle. An exclusion limit at the 95% confidence level on the mass of the gluino is set at 1330GeV for a simplified model incorporating only a gluino and the lightest neutralino. For a simplified model involving the strong production of first- and second-generation squarks, squark masses below 850GeV (440GeV) are excluded for a massless lightest neutralino, assuming mass degenerate (single light-flavour) squarks. In mSUGRA/CMSSM models with tan β = 30, A0 = −2m0 and μ > 0, squarks and gluinos of equal mass are excluded for masses below 1700GeV. Additional limits are set for non-universal Higgs mass models with gaugino mediation and for simplified models involving the pair production of gluinos, each decaying to a top squark and a top quark, with the top squark decaying to a charm quark and a neutralino. These limits extend the region of supersymmetric parameter space excluded by previous searches with the ATLAS detector.