Search for chargino--neutralino pair production in final states with three leptons and missing transverse momentum in $\sqrt{s} = 13$ TeV $pp$ collisions with the ATLAS detector

The ATLAS collaboration
Eur.Phys.J.C 81 (2021) 1118, 2021.

Abstract (data abstract)
A search for chargino–neutralino pair production in three-lepton final states with missing transverse momentum is presented. The study is based on a dataset of √s = 13 TeV pp collisions recorded with the ATLAS detector at the LHC, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 139 fb-1. No significant excess relative to the Standard Model predictions is found in data. The results are interpreted in simplified models of supersymmetry, and statistically combined with results from a previous ATLAS search for compressed spectra in two-lepton final states. Various scenarios for the production and decay of charginos (χ̃1±) and neutralinos (χ̃20) are considered. For pure higgsino χ̃1±χ̃20 pair-production scenarios, exclusion limits at 95% confidence level are set on χ̃20 masses up to 210 GeV. Limits are also set for pure wino χ̃1±χ̃20 pair production, on χ̃20 masses up to 640 GeV for decays via on-shell W and Z bosons, up to 300 GeV for decays via off-shell W and Z bosons, and up to 190 GeV for decays via W and Standard Model Higgs bosons.

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