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Search for the direct production of charginos, neutralinos and staus in final states with at least two hadronically decaying taus and missing transverse momentum in $pp$ collisions at $\sqrt{s}$ = 8 TeV with the ATLAS detector

The ATLAS collaboration
JHEP 1410 (2014) 096, 2014

Abstract (data abstract)
CERN-LHC. Results of a search for the electroweak associated production of charginos and next-to-lightest neutralinos, pairs of charginos or pairs of tau sleptons are presented. These processes are characterised by final states with at least two hadronically decaying tau leptons, missing transverse momentum and low jet activity. The analysis is based on an integrated luminosity of 20.3 fb-1 of proton-proton collisions at sqrt(s) = 8 TeV recorded with the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider. No significant excess is observed with respect to the predictions from Standard Model processes. Limits are set at 95% confidence level on the masses of the lighter chargino and next-to-lightest neutralino for various hypotheses for the lightest neutralino mass in simplified models. In the scenario of direct production of chargino pairs, with each chargino decaying into the lightest neutralino via an intermediate tau slepton, chargino masses up to 345 GeV are excluded for a massless lightest neutralino. For associated production of mass-degenerate charginos and next-to-lightest neutralinos, both decaying into the lightest neutralino via an intermediate tau slepton, masses up to 410 GeV are excluded for a massless lightest neutralino.

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    Data from Figure 03a

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    The stransverse mass distribution in the multi-jet CR-C1N2.

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    Data from Figure 03b

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    Mt(tau1)+Mt(tau2) distribution in the multi-jet CR C1C1.

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    Data from Figure 03c

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    Effective mass distribution in the multi-jet CR DS-highMass.

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    Data from Figure 03d

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    Effective mass distribution in the multi-jet CR DS-lowMass.

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    Data from Figure 04a

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    Distribution of Met in the W+jets control region with 20.3/fb.

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    Data from Figure 04b

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    Distribution of Meff in the W+jets control region with 20.3/fb.

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    Data from Figure 04c

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    Distribution of Mt2 in the W+jets control region with 20.3/fb.

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    Data from Figure 04d

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    Distribution of Mt(tau1)+Mt(tau2) in the W+jets control region with 20.3/fb.

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    Data from Figure 05a

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    Distribution of Meff in the W+jets control region with 20.3/fb.

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    Data from Figure 05b

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    Distribution of Meff in the Z+jets control region with 20.3/fb.

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    Data from Figure 05c

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    The stransverse mass distribution in the WW-C1N2 validation region.

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    Data from Figure 05d

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    Mt(tau1)+Mt(tau2) distribution in Top-VR.

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    Data from Figure 06a

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    The stransverse mass distribution in SR-C1N2.

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    Data from Figure 06b

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    Mt(tau1)+Mt(tau2) distribution in SR-C1C1.

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    Data from Figure 06c

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    Effective mass distribution in SRDS-highMass.

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    Data from Figure 06d

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    Effective mass distribution in SRDS-lowMass.

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    Data from Figure 07a

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    Expected 95% CL exclusion limits for simplified models with a combination of chargino-neutralino and chargino-chargino production.

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    Data from Figure 07a

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    Observed 95% CL exclusion limits for simplified models with a combination of chargino-neutralino and chargino-chargino production.

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    Data from Figure 07b

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    Expected 95% CL exclusion limits for simplified models with chargino-chargino production.

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    Data from Figure 07b

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    Observed 95% CL exclusion limits for simplified models with chargino-chargino production.

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    Data from Figure 08a

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    Upper limits on the cross section for production of only right-handed stau pairs.

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    Data from Figure 08b

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    Upper limits on the cross section for production of only left-handed stau pairs.

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    Data from Figure 09

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    Upper limits on the signal strength for the associated production of right-handed and left-handed stau pairs.

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    Data from Figure 10a

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    Expected 95% CL exclusion limits for the pMSSM models with fixed stau mass, M1=50 GeV.

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    Data from Figure 10a

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    Observed 95% CL exclusion limits for the pMSSM models with fixed stau mass, M1=50 GeV.

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    Data from Figure 10b

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    Expected 95% CL exclusion limits for the pMSSM models with variable stau mass, M1=75 GeV.

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    Data from Figure 10b

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    Observed 95% CL exclusion limits for the pMSSM models with variable stau mass, M1=75 GeV.

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    Data from Figure 11a

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    Numbers give 95% CL excluded model cross sections for the simplified models with chargino-chargino production.

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    Data from Figure 11b

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    Numbers give 95% CL excluded model cross sections for the simplified models with chargino-neutralino production.

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    Data from Figure 12a

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    SR with best expected p0-value for each point for the simplified models with chargino-neutralino and chargino-chargino production. SR-C1N2 (SR-C1C1) is...

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    Data from Figure 12b

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    SR with best expected p0-value for each point for the simplified models with chargino-chargino production. SR-C1N2 (SR-C1C1) is indicated with...

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    Data from Figure 12c

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    SR with best expected p0-value for each point for direct stau pair production. SR-C1N2 (SR-C1C1) is indicated with 1 (2)...

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    Data from Figure 12d

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    SR with best expected p0-value for each point for direct stau pair production (left-handed). SR-C1N2 (SR-C1C1) is indicated with 1...

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    Data from Figure 12e

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    SR with best expected p0-value for each point for direct stau pair production (right-handed). SR-C1N2 (SR-C1C1) is indicated with 1...

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    Data from Figure 13a

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    SR with best expected p0-value for each point for the pMSSM models with fixed stau mass, M1=50 GeV. SR-C1N2 (SR-C1C1)...

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    Data from Figure 13b

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    SR with best expected p0-value for each point for the pMSSM models with variable stau mass, M1=75 GeV. SR-C1N2 (SR-C1C1)...

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    Data from Figure 14

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    Cutflows for the three SUSY reference points. The event yields have been normalised to 20.3/fb.

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    Data from Figure 15

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    Cutflows for data and the SM backgrounds estimated from MC.

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    Data from Figure 16

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    Detailed information for the three SUSY benchmark grid points (from left to right): the reference point(1: (chargino1(neutralino2),neutralino1)=(250,100)GeV, 2: (chargino1,neutralino1)=(250,50) GeV,...

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    Data from Figure 17a

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    Number of generated events for the simplified models with chargino-neutralino production.

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    Data from Figure 17b

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    Number of generated events for the simplified models with chargino-chargino production.

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    Data from Figure 17c

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    Number of generated events for direct left-handed stau pair production.

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    Data from Figure 17d

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    Number of generated events for direct right-handed stau pair production.

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    Data from Figure 18a

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    Production cross section for the simplified models with chargino-neutralino production.

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    Data from Figure 18b

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    Production cross section for the simplified models with chargino-chargino production.

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    Data from Figure 18c

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    Production cross section for direct left-handed stau pair production.

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    Data from Figure 18d

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    Production cross section for direct right-handed stau pair production.

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    Data from Figure 19a

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    Acceptance for the simplified models with chargino-neutralino production.

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    Data from Figure 19b

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    Acceptance for the simplified models with chargino-chargino production.

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    Data from Figure 19c

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    Acceptance for direct left-handed stau pair production.

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    Data from Figure 19d

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    Acceptance for direct right-handed stau pair production.

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    Data from Figure 20a

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    Efficiency for the simplified models with chargino-neutralino production.

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    Data from Figure 20b

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    Efficiency for the simplified models with chargino-chargino production.

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    Data from Figure 20c

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    Efficiency for direct stau (the left-handed) pair production.

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    Data from Figure 20d

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    Efficiency for direct stau (the right-handed) pair production.

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    Data from Figure 21a

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    Experimental systematics (in percentage) for the simplified models with chargino-neutralino production.

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    Data from Figure 21b

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    Experimental systematics (in percentage) for the simplified models with chargino-chargino production.

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    Data from Figure 21c

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    Experimental systematics (in percentage) for direct stau (the left-handed) pair production.

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    Data from Figure 21d

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    Experimental systematics (in percentage) for direct stau (the right-handed) pair production.

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    Data from Figure 22a

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    Observed CLs for the simplified models with chargino-neutralino production.

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    Data from Figure 22b

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    Observed CLs for the simplified models with chargino-chargino production.

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    Data from Figure 22c

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    Observed CLs for direct stau (the left-handed) pair production.

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    Data from Figure 22d

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    Observed CLs for direct stau (the right-handed) pair production.

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    Data from Figure 23a

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    Expected CLs for the simplified models with chargino-neutralino production.

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    Data from Figure 23b

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    Expected CLs for the simplified models with chargino-chargino production.

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    Data from Figure 23c

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    Expected CLs for direct stau (the left-handed) pair production.

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    Data from Figure 23d

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    Expected CLs for direct stau (the right-handed) pair production.

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