Search for dark matter in events with a hadronically decaying W or Z boson and missing transverse momentum in pp collisions at √s = 8 TeV with the ATLAS detector
Buanes, Trygve; Burgess, Thomas; Eigen, Gerald; Kastanas, Alex; Liebig, Wolfgang; Lipniacka, Anna; Rosendahl, Peter Lundgaard; Sandaker, Heidi; Sjursen, Therese B.; Stugu, Bjarne; Tonoyan, Arshak; Ugland, Maren; Bugge, Lars; Cameron, David Gordon; Czyczula, Zofia; Gjelsten, Børge Kile; Lund, Esben; Ould-Saada, Farid; Gramstad, Eirik; Pajchel, Katarina; Pedersen, Maiken; Pylypchenko, Yuriy; Read, Alexander Lincoln; Røhne, Ole Myren; Smestad, Lillian; Stapnes, Steinar; Strandlie, Are; Aad, Georges; Abajyan, Tatevik; Abbott, Brad; Abdallah, Jalal; Abdinov, Ovsat Bahram oglu; Aben, Rosemarie; Abi, Babak; Abolins, Maris; AbouZeid, Hass; Abramowicz, Halina; Abreu, Henso; Acerbi, Emilio; Adams, David; Addy, Tetteh N.; Adelman, Jareed; Adomeit, Stefanie; Adye, Tim; Aefsky, Scott Alan; Agatonovic-Jovin, Tatjana; Aguilar Saavedra, Juan Antonio; Agustoni, Marco; Ahlen, Steven; Ahles, Florian; ATLAS, Collaboration
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A search is presented for dark matter pair production in association with a W or Z boson in pp collisions representing 20.3 fb−1 of integrated luminosity at s√=8 TeV using data recorded with the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider. Events with a hadronic jet with the jet mass consistent with a W or Z boson, and with large missing transverse momentum are analyzed. The data are consistent with the standard model expectations. Limits are set on the mass scale in effective field theories that describe the interaction of dark matter and standard model particles, and on the cross section of Higgs production and decay to invisible particles. In addition, cross section limits on the anomalous production of W or Z bosons with large missing transverse momentum are set in two fiducial regions.