Search for charged-lepton-flavour violation in Z-boson decays with the ATLAS detector

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abbott, Braden Keim ; Abbott, Dale Charles ; et al.
Nature Phys. 17 (2021) 819-825, 2021.
Inspire Record 1865746 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.105516

A search for lepton-flavor-violating $Z\to e\tau$ and $Z\to\mu\tau$ decays with $pp$ collision data recorded by the ATLAS detector at the LHC is presented. This analysis uses 139 fb$^{-1}$ of Run 2 $pp$ collisions at $\sqrt{s}=13$ TeV and is combined with the results of a similar ATLAS search in the final state in which the $\tau$-lepton decays hadronically, using the same data set as well as Run 1 data. The addition of leptonically decaying $\tau$-leptons significantly improves the sensitivity reach for $Z\to\ell\tau$ decays. The $Z\to\ell\tau$ branching fractions are constrained in this analysis to $\mathcal{B}(Z\to e\tau)<7.0\times10^{-6}$ and $\mathcal{B}(Z\to \mu\tau)<7.2\times10^{-6}$ at 95% confidence level. The combination with the previously published analyses sets the strongest constraints to date: $\mathcal{B}(Z\to e\tau)<5.0\times10^{-6}$ and $\mathcal{B}(Z\to \mu\tau)<6.5\times10^{-6}$ at 95% confidence level.

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The best-fit predicted and observed distributions of the combined NN output in the low-$p_\text{T}$-SR for the $e\tau_\mu$ channel. The first and last bin include underflow and overflow events, respectively.

The best-fit predicted and observed distributions of the combined NN output in the low-$p_\text{T}$-SR for the $\mu\tau_e$ channel. The first and last bin include underflow and overflow events, respectively.

The best-fit predicted and observed distributions of the combined NN output in the high-$p_\text{T}$-SR for the $e\tau_\mu$ channel. The first and last bin include underflow and overflow events, respectively.

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Measurements of the inclusive and differential production cross sections of a top-quark-antiquark pair in association with a $Z$ boson at $\sqrt{s} = 13$ TeV with the ATLAS detector

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abbott, Braden Keim ; Abbott, Dale Charles ; et al.
Eur.Phys.J.C 81 (2021) 737, 2021.
Inspire Record 1853014 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.100351

Measurements of both the inclusive and differential production cross sections of a top-quark-antiquark pair in association with a $Z$ boson ($t\bar{t}Z$) are presented. The measurements are performed by targeting final states with three or four isolated leptons (electrons or muons) and are based on $\sqrt{s} = 13$ TeV proton-proton collision data with an integrated luminosity of 139 fb$^{-1}$, recorded from 2015 to 2018 with the ATLAS detector at the CERN Large Hadron Collider. The inclusive cross section is measured to be $\sigma_{t\bar{t}Z} = 0.99 \pm 0.05$ (stat.) $\pm 0.08$ (syst.) pb, in agreement with the most precise theoretical predictions. The differential measurements are presented as a function of a number of kinematic variables which probe the kinematics of the $t\bar{t}Z$ system. Both absolute and normalised differential cross-section measurements are performed at particle and parton levels for specific fiducial volumes and are compared with theoretical predictions at different levels of precision, based on a $\chi^{2}/$ndf and $p$-value computation. Overall, good agreement is observed between the unfolded data and the predictions.

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The measured $t\bar{t}\text{Z}$ cross-section value and its uncertainty based on the fit results from the combined trilepton and tetralepton channels. The value corresponds to the phase-space region where the difermion mass from the Z boson decay lies in the range $70 < m_{f\bar{f}} < 110$ GeV.

List of relative uncertainties of the measured inclusive $t\bar{t}\text{Z}$ cross section from the combined fit. The uncertainties are symmetrised for presentation and grouped into the categories described in the text. The quadratic sum of the individual uncertainties is not equal to the total uncertainty due to correlations introduced by the fit.

The definitions of the trilepton signal regions: for the inclusive measurement, a combination of the regions with pseudo-continuous $b$-tagging 3$\ell$-Z-1$b$4$j$-PCBT and 3$\ell$-Z-2$b$3$j$-PCBT is used, whereas for the differential measurement, only the region 3$\ell$-Z-2$b$3$j$, with a fixed $b$-tagging WP is employed.

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Search for bottom-squark pair production in $pp$ collision events at $\sqrt{s} = 13$ TeV with hadronically decaying $\tau$-leptons, $b$-jets and missing transverse momentum using the ATLAS detector

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abbott, Brad ; Abbott, Dale Charles ; et al.
Phys.Rev.D 104 (2021) 032014, 2021.
Inspire Record 1851675 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.99788

A search for pair production of bottom squarks in events with hadronically decaying $\tau$-leptons, $b$-tagged jets and large missing transverse momentum is presented. The analyzed dataset is based on proton-proton collisions at $\sqrt{s}$ = 13 TeV delivered by the Large Hadron Collider and recorded by the ATLAS detector from 2015 to 2018, and corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 139 fb$^{-1}$. The observed data are compatible with the expected Standard Model background. Results are interpreted in a simplified model where each bottom squark is assumed to decay into the second-lightest neutralino $\tilde \chi_2^0$ and a bottom quark, with $\tilde \chi_2^0$ decaying into a Higgs boson and the lightest neutralino $\tilde \chi_1^0$. The search focuses on final states where at least one Higgs boson decays into a pair of hadronically decaying $\tau$-leptons. This allows the acceptance and thus the sensitivity to be significantly improved relative to the previous results at low masses of the $\tilde \chi_2^0$, where bottom-squark masses up to 850 GeV are excluded at the 95% confidence level, assuming a mass difference of 130 GeV between $\tilde \chi_2^0$ and $\tilde \chi_1^0$. Model-independent upper limits are also set on the cross section of processes beyond the Standard Model.

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The expected exclusion contour at $95\%$ CL as a function of the M(Sbottom) vs. M(N2) with the $\Delta M$(N2,N1) = 130 GeV. Masses within the contour are excluded.

The observed exclusion contour at $95\%$ CL as a function of the M(Sbottom) vs. M(N2) with the $\Delta M$(N2,N1) = 130 GeV. Masses within the contour are excluded.

Acceptance in the Single-bin SR as a function of the M(Sbottom) vs. M(N2) with the $\Delta M$(N2,N1) = 130 GeV. Keep in mind that the acceptance is given in units of $10^{-4}$.

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Measurements of differential cross-sections in four-lepton events in 13 TeV proton-proton collisions with the ATLAS detector

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abbott, Braden Keim ; Abbott, Brad ; et al.
JHEP 07 (2021) 005, 2021.
Inspire Record 1849535 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.94413

Measurements of four-lepton differential and integrated fiducial cross-sections in events with two same-flavour, opposite-charge electron or muon pairs are presented. The data correspond to 139 fb$^{-1}$ of $\sqrt{s}=13$ TeV proton-proton collisions, collected by the ATLAS detector during Run 2 of the Large Hadron Collider (2015-2018). The final state has contributions from a number of interesting Standard Model processes that dominate in different four-lepton invariant mass regions, including single $Z$ boson production, Higgs boson production and on-shell $ZZ$ production, with a complex mix of interference terms, and possible contributions from physics beyond the Standard Model. The differential cross-sections include the four-lepton invariant mass inclusively, in slices of other kinematic variables, and in different lepton flavour categories. Also measured are dilepton invariant masses, transverse momenta, and angular correlation variables, in four regions of four-lepton invariant mass, each dominated by different processes. The measurements are corrected for detector effects and are compared with state-of-the-art Standard Model calculations, which are found to be consistent with the data. The $Z\rightarrow 4\ell$ branching fraction is extracted, giving a value of $\left(4.41 \pm 0.30\right) \times 10^{-6}$. Constraints on effective field theory parameters and a model based on a spontaneously broken $B-L$ gauge symmetry are also evaluated. Further reinterpretations can be performed with the provided information.

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Inclusive differential cross section for four leptons (Max = 1710~GeV).

Inclusive differential cross section for four muons (Max = 1320~GeV)

Inclusive differential cross section for four electrons (Max = 887~GeV).

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Search for resonances decaying into photon pairs in 139 fb$^{-1}$ of $pp$ collisions at $\sqrt{s} =$ 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abbott, Brad ; Abbott, Dale Charles ; et al.
CERN-EP-2020-248, 2021.
Inspire Record 1849059 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.100161

Searches for new resonances in the diphoton final state, with spin 0 as predicted by theories with an extended Higgs sector and with spin 2 using a warped extra-dimension benchmark model, are presented using 139 fb$^{-1}$ of $\sqrt{s} = $ 13 TeV $pp$ collision data collected by the ATLAS experiment at the LHC. No significant deviation from the Standard Model is observed and upper limits are placed on the production cross-section times branching ratio to two photons as a function of the resonance mass.

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The expected and observed upper limits at 95\% CL on the fiducial cross-section times branching ratio to two photons of a narrow-width (Γ_X = 4 MeV) spin-0 resonance as a function of its mass m_X. For masses greater than 1000 GeV, pseudo-experiments are used to verify the expected and observed limits, and used in place of the asymptotic limit when differences are observed.

The expected and observed upper limits at 95\% CL on the production cross-section times branching ratio to two photons of the lightest KK graviton as a function of its mass for k/Mpl=0.10. For masses greater than 1000 GeV, pseudo-experiments are used to verify the expected and observed limits, and used in place of the asymptotic limit when differences are observed.

Expected and observed limits computed using asymptotic formulas as a function of the signal mass m_{X} and the relative width $\Gamma_{X}/m_{X}$ for the spin-0 resonance search.

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Search for new phenomena in events with an energetic jet and missing transverse momentum in $pp$ collisions at $\sqrt {s}$ =13 TeV with the ATLAS detector

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abbott, Brad ; Abbott, Dale Charles ; et al.
Phys.Rev.D 103 (2021) 112006, 2021.
Inspire Record 1847779 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.102093

Results of a search for new physics in final states with an energetic jet and large missing transverse momentum are reported. The search uses proton-proton collision data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 139 fb$^{-1}$ at a center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV collected in the period 2015-2018 with the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider. Compared to previous publications, in addition to an increase of almost a factor of four in the data size, the analysis implements a number of improvements in the signal selection and the background determination leading to enhanced sensitivity. Events are required to have at least one jet with transverse momentum above 150 GeV and no reconstructed leptons ($e$, $\mu$ or $\tau$) or photons. Several signal regions are considered with increasing requirements on the missing transverse momentum starting at 200 GeV. Overall agreement is observed between the number of events in data and the Standard Model predictions. Model-independent 95 % confidence-level limits on visible cross sections for new processes are obtained in the range between 736 fb and 0.3 fb with increasing missing transverse momentum. Results are also translated into improved exclusion limits in models with pair-produced weakly interacting dark-matter candidates, large extra spatial dimensions, supersymmetric particles in several compressed scenarios, axion-like particles, and new scalar particles in dark-energy-inspired models. In addition, the data are translated into bounds on the invisible branching ratio of the Higgs boson.

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- - - - - - - - Overview of HEPData Record - - - - - - - - <br/><br/> <b>Post-fit $p_{\mathrm{T}}^{\mathrm{recoil}}$ distribution:</b> <ul> <li><a href="102093?version=1&table=HistogramCR1mu0b">CR1mu0b</a> <li><a href="102093?version=1&table=HistogramCR1e0b">CR1e0b</a> <li><a href="102093?version=1&table=HistogramCR1L1b">CR1L1b</a> <li><a href="102093?version=1&table=HistogramCR2mu">CR2mu</a> <li><a href="102093?version=1&table=HistogramCR2e">CR2e</a> <li><a href="102093?version=1&table=HistogramSR">SR</a> </ul> <b>Exclusion contours:</b> <ul> <li>Dark Matter axial-vector mediator: <ul> <li><a href="102093?version=1&table=ContourobsDMA">observed</a> <li><a href="102093?version=1&table=Contourobs_p1DMA">+1 $\sigma_{\mathrm{theory}}^{\mathrm{PDF+scale}}$ observed</a> <li><a href="102093?version=1&table=Contourobs_m1DMA">-1 $\sigma_{\mathrm{theory}}^{\mathrm{PDF+scale}}$ observed</a> <li><a href="102093?version=1&table=ContourexpDMA">expected</a> <li><a href="102093?version=1&table=Contourexp_p1DMA">+1 $\sigma$ expected</a> <li><a href="102093?version=1&table=Contourexp_m1DMA">-1 $\sigma$ expected</a> <li><a href="102093?version=1&table=Contourexp_p2DMA">+2 $\sigma$ expected</a> <li><a href="102093?version=1&table=Contourexp_m2DMA">-2 $\sigma$ expected</a> </ul> <li>Dark Matter pseudo-scalar mediator: <ul> <li><a href="102093?version=1&table=ContourobsDMP">observed</a> <li><a href="102093?version=1&table=Contourobs_p1DMP">+1 $\sigma_{\mathrm{theory}}^{\mathrm{PDF+scale}}$ observed</a> <li><a href="102093?version=1&table=Contourobs_m1DMP">-1 $\sigma_{\mathrm{theory}}^{\mathrm{PDF+scale}}$ observed</a> <li><a href="102093?version=1&table=ContourexpDMP">expected</a> <li><a href="102093?version=1&table=Contourexp_p1DMP">+1 $\sigma$ expected</a> <li><a href="102093?version=1&table=Contourexp_m1DMP">-1 $\sigma$ expected</a> <li><a href="102093?version=1&table=Contourexp_p2DMP">+2 $\sigma$ expected</a> <li><a href="102093?version=1&table=Contourexp_m2DMP">-2 $\sigma$ expected</a> </ul> <li>Dark Matter vector mediator: <ul> <li><a href="102093?version=1&table=ContourobsDMV">observed</a> <li><a href="102093?version=1&table=Contourobs_p1DMV">+1 $\sigma_{\mathrm{theory}}^{\mathrm{PDF+scale}}$ observed</a> <li><a href="102093?version=1&table=Contourobs_m1DMV">-1 $\sigma_{\mathrm{theory}}^{\mathrm{PDF+scale}}$ observed</a> <li><a href="102093?version=1&table=ContourexpDMV">expected</a> <li><a href="102093?version=1&table=Contourexp_p1DMV">+1 $\sigma$ expected</a> <li><a href="102093?version=1&table=Contourexp_m1DMV">-1 $\sigma$ expected</a> <li><a href="102093?version=1&table=Contourexp_p2DMV">+2 $\sigma$ expected</a> <li><a href="102093?version=1&table=Contourexp_m2DMV">-2 $\sigma$ expected</a> </ul> <li>Dark Matter spin-dependent WIMP-nucleon scattering cross-section: <a href="102093?version=1&table=ContourSDneutron">observed</a> <li>Dark Matter spin-independent WIMP-nucleon scattering cross-section: <a href="102093?version=1&table=ContourSInucleon">observed</a> <li>Dark Matter WIMP annihilation rate: <a href="102093?version=1&table=ContourID">observed</a> <li>SUSY stop pair production: <ul> <li><a href="102093?version=1&table=Contourg_obsTT_directCC">observed</a> <li><a href="102093?version=1&table=Contourg_obs_p1TT_directCC">+1 $\sigma_{\mathrm{theory}}^{\mathrm{PDF+scale}}$ observed</a> <li><a href="102093?version=1&table=Contourg_obs_m1TT_directCC">-1 $\sigma_{\mathrm{theory}}^{\mathrm{PDF+scale}}$ observed</a> <li><a href="102093?version=1&table=Contourg_expTT_directCC">expected</a> <li><a href="102093?version=1&table=Contourg_exp_p1TT_directCC">+1 $\sigma$ expected</a> <li><a href="102093?version=1&table=Contourg_exp_m1TT_directCC">-1 $\sigma$ expected</a> <li><a href="102093?version=1&table=Contourg_exp_p2TT_directCC">+2 $\sigma$ expected</a> <li><a href="102093?version=1&table=Contourg_exp_m2TT_directCC">-2 $\sigma$ expected</a> </ul> <li>SUSY stop pair production (4-body decay): <ul> <li><a href="102093?version=1&table=Contourg_obsTT_bffN">observed</a> <li><a href="102093?version=1&table=Contourg_obs_p1TT_bffN">+1 $\sigma_{\mathrm{theory}}^{\mathrm{PDF+scale}}$ observed</a> <li><a href="102093?version=1&table=Contourg_obs_m1TT_bffN">-1 $\sigma_{\mathrm{theory}}^{\mathrm{PDF+scale}}$ observed</a> <li><a href="102093?version=1&table=Contourg_expTT_bffN">expected</a> <li><a href="102093?version=1&table=Contourg_exp_p1TT_bffN">+1 $\sigma$ expected</a> <li><a href="102093?version=1&table=Contourg_exp_m1TT_bffN">-1 $\sigma$ expected</a> <li><a href="102093?version=1&table=Contourg_exp_p2TT_bffN">+2 $\sigma$ expected</a> <li><a href="102093?version=1&table=Contourg_exp_m2TT_bffN">-2 $\sigma$ expected</a> </ul> <li>SUSY sbottom pair production: <ul> <li><a href="102093?version=1&table=Contourg_obsBB">observed</a> <li><a href="102093?version=1&table=Contourg_obs_p1BB">+1 $\sigma_{\mathrm{theory}}^{\mathrm{PDF+scale}}$ observed</a> <li><a href="102093?version=1&table=Contourg_obs_m1BB">-1 $\sigma_{\mathrm{theory}}^{\mathrm{PDF+scale}}$ observed</a> <li><a href="102093?version=1&table=Contourg_expBB">expected</a> <li><a href="102093?version=1&table=Contourg_exp_p1BB">+1 $\sigma$ expected</a> <li><a href="102093?version=1&table=Contourg_exp_m1BB">-1 $\sigma$ expected</a> <li><a href="102093?version=1&table=Contourg_exp_p2BB">+2 $\sigma$ expected</a> <li><a href="102093?version=1&table=Contourg_exp_m2BB">-2 $\sigma$ expected</a> </ul> <li>SUSY squark pair production: <ul> <li><a href="102093?version=1&table=Contourg_obsSS">observed</a> <li><a href="102093?version=1&table=Contourg_obs_p1SS">+1 $\sigma_{\mathrm{theory}}^{\mathrm{PDF+scale}}$ observed</a> <li><a href="102093?version=1&table=Contourg_obs_m1SS">-1 $\sigma_{\mathrm{theory}}^{\mathrm{PDF+scale}}$ observed</a> <li><a href="102093?version=1&table=Contourg_expSS">expected</a> <li><a href="102093?version=1&table=Contourg_exp_p1SS">+1 $\sigma$ expected</a> <li><a href="102093?version=1&table=Contourg_exp_m1SS">-1 $\sigma$ expected</a> <li><a href="102093?version=1&table=Contourg_exp_p2SS">+2 $\sigma$ expected</a> <li><a href="102093?version=1&table=Contourg_exp_m2SS">-2 $\sigma$ expected</a> </ul> <li>Dark energy: <a href="102093?version=1&table=ContourDE">observed and expected</a> <li>ADD: <a href="102093?version=1&table=ContourADD">observed and expected</a> <li>Axion-like particles: <a href="102093?version=1&table=ContourALPs">observed and expected</a> </ul> <b>Impact of systematic uncertainties:</b> <a href="102093?version=1&table=Tablesystimpacts">Table</a><br/><br/> <b>Yields of exclusive regions:</b> <a href="102093?version=1&table=TableyieldsEM0">EM0</a> <a href="102093?version=1&table=TableyieldsEM1">EM1</a> <a href="102093?version=1&table=TableyieldsEM2">EM2</a> <a href="102093?version=1&table=TableyieldsEM3">EM3</a> <a href="102093?version=1&table=TableyieldsEM4">EM4</a> <a href="102093?version=1&table=TableyieldsEM5">EM5</a> <a href="102093?version=1&table=TableyieldsEM6">EM6</a> <a href="102093?version=1&table=TableyieldsEM7">EM7</a> <a href="102093?version=1&table=TableyieldsEM8">EM8</a> <a href="102093?version=1&table=TableyieldsEM9">EM9</a> <a href="102093?version=1&table=TableyieldsEM10">EM10</a> <a href="102093?version=1&table=TableyieldsEM11">EM11</a> <a href="102093?version=1&table=TableyieldsEM12">EM12</a><br/><br/> <b>Yields of inclusive regions:</b> <a href="102093?version=1&table=TableyieldsIM0">IM0</a> <a href="102093?version=1&table=TableyieldsIM1">IM1</a> <a href="102093?version=1&table=TableyieldsIM2">IM2</a> <a href="102093?version=1&table=TableyieldsIM3">IM3</a> <a href="102093?version=1&table=TableyieldsIM4">IM4</a> <a href="102093?version=1&table=TableyieldsIM5">IM5</a> <a href="102093?version=1&table=TableyieldsIM6">IM6</a> <a href="102093?version=1&table=TableyieldsIM7">IM7</a> <a href="102093?version=1&table=TableyieldsIM8">IM8</a> <a href="102093?version=1&table=TableyieldsIM9">IM9</a> <a href="102093?version=1&table=TableyieldsIM10">IM10</a> <a href="102093?version=1&table=TableyieldsIM11">IM11</a> <a href="102093?version=1&table=TableyieldsIM12">IM12</a><br/><br/> <b>Cutflows:</b><br/><br/> Signals filtered with a truth $E_\mathrm{T}^\mathrm{miss}$ cut at: <ul> <li> <a href="102093?version=1&table=Tablecutflows150GeV">150 GeV</a> <li> <a href="102093?version=1&table=Tablecutflows350GeV">350 GeV</a> </ul>

The measured $p_{\mathrm{T}}^{\mathrm{recoil}}$ distributions in the $W \rightarrow \mu \nu $ control region, compared with the background predictions as estimated after the simultaneous, binned background-only fit to the data in the control regions. The last bin of the distribution contains overflows.

The measured $p_{\mathrm{T}}^{\mathrm{recoil}}$ distributions in the $W \rightarrow e \nu$ control region, compared with the background predictions as estimated after the simultaneous, binned background-only fit to the data in the control regions. The last bin of the distribution contains overflows.

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Search for charged Higgs bosons decaying into a top quark and a bottom quark at $ \sqrt{\mathrm{s}} $ = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abbott, Braden Keim ; Abbott, Dale ; et al.
JHEP 06 (2021) 145, 2021.
Inspire Record 1847643 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.100427

A search for charged Higgs bosons decaying into a top quark and a bottom quark is presented. The data analysed correspond to 139 fb$^{-1}$ of proton-proton collisions at $\sqrt{s}$=13TeV, recorded with the ATLAS detector at the LHC. The production of a heavy charged Higgs boson in association with a top quark and a bottom quark, $pp\rightarrow tbH^{+}\rightarrow tbtb$, is explored in the $H^+$ mass range from 200 to 2000 GeV using final states with jets and one electron or muon. Events are categorised according to the multiplicity of jets and $b$-tagged jets, and multivariate analysis techniques are used to discriminate between signal and background events. No significant excess above the background-only hypothesis is observed and exclusion limits are derived for the production cross-section times branching ratio of a charged Higgs boson as a function of its mass; they range from 3.6 pb at 200 GeV to 0.036 pb at 2000 GeV at 95% confidence level. The results are interpreted in the hMSSM and $M_h^{125}$ scenarios.

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Observed and expected upper limits for the production of $H^+\rightarrow tb$ in association with a top quark and a bottom quark. The bands surrounding the expected limit show the 68% and 95% confidence intervals. The red lines show the observed and expected 95% CL exclusion limits obtained with the 36 fb$^{-1}$ data sample. Theory predictions are shown for two representative values of $\tan\beta$ in the hMSSM benchmark scenario. Uncertainties in the predicted $H^+$ cross-sections or branching ratios are not considered.

Observed and expected limits on $\tan\beta$ as a function of $m_{H^+}$ in the hMSSM scenario. Limits are shown for $\tan\beta$ values in the range of 0.5-60 due to the availability of the model prediction. The bands surrounding the expected limits show the 68% and 95% confidence intervals. Uncertainties in the predicted $H^+$ cross-sections or branching ratios are not considered.

Observed and expected limits on $\tan\beta$ as a function of $m_{H^+}$ in the $M_h^{125}$ scenario. Limits are shown for $\tan\beta$ values in the range of 0.5-60 due to the availability of the model prediction. The bands surrounding the expected limits show the 68% and 95% confidence intervals. Uncertainties in the predicted $H^+$ cross-sections or branching ratios are not considered.

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Search for new phenomena in events with two opposite-charge leptons, jets and missing transverse momentum in pp collisions at $ \sqrt{\mathrm{s}} $ = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abbott, Brad ; Abbott, Dale Charles ; et al.
JHEP 04 (2021) 165, 2021.
Inspire Record 1844425 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.98627

The results of a search for direct pair production of top squarks and for dark matter in events with two opposite-charge leptons (electrons or muons), jets and missing transverse momentum are reported, using 139 fb$^{-1}$ of integrated luminosity from proton-proton collisions at $\sqrt{s} = 13$ TeV, collected by the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider during Run 2 (2015-2018). This search considers the pair production of top squarks and is sensitive across a wide range of mass differences between the top squark and the lightest neutralino. Additionally, spin-0 mediator dark-matter models are considered, in which the mediator is produced in association with a pair of top quarks. The mediator subsequently decays to a pair of dark-matter particles. No significant excess of events is observed above the Standard Model background, and limits are set at 95% confidence level. The results exclude top squark masses up to about 1 TeV, and masses of the lightest neutralino up to about 500 GeV. Limits on dark-matter production are set for scalar (pseudoscalar) mediator masses up to about 250 (300) GeV.

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Two-body selection. Distributions of $m_{T2}$ in $SR^{2-body}_{110,\infty}$ for (a) different-flavour and (b) same-flavour events satisfying the selection criteria of the given SR, except the one for the presented variable, after the background fit. The contributions from all SM backgrounds are shown as a histogram stack. ''Others'' includes contributions from $VVV$, $t\bar{t} t$, $t\bar{t}$, $t\bar{t} W$, $t\bar{t} WW$, $t\bar{t} WZ$, $t\bar{t} H$, and $tZ$ processes. The hatched bands represent the total statistical and systematic uncertainty. The rightmost bin of each plot includes overflow events. Reference dark-matter signal models are overlayed for comparison. Red arrows in the upper panels indicate the signal region selection criteria. The bottom panels show the ratio of the observed data to the total SM background prediction, with hatched bands representing the total uncertainty in the background prediction.

Two-body selection. Distributions of $m_{T2}$ in $SR^{2-body}_{110,\infty}$ for (a) different-flavour and (b) same-flavour events satisfying the selection criteria of the given SR, except the one for the presented variable, after the background fit. The contributions from all SM backgrounds are shown as a histogram stack. ''Others'' includes contributions from $VVV$, $t\bar{t} t$, $t\bar{t}$, $t\bar{t} W$, $t\bar{t} WW$, $t\bar{t} WZ$, $t\bar{t} H$, and $tZ$ processes. The hatched bands represent the total statistical and systematic uncertainty. The rightmost bin of each plot includes overflow events. Reference dark-matter signal models are overlayed for comparison. Red arrows in the upper panels indicate the signal region selection criteria. The bottom panels show the ratio of the observed data to the total SM background prediction, with hatched bands representing the total uncertainty in the background prediction.

Three-body selection. Distributions of $M_{\Delta}^R$ in (a,b) $SR_{W}^{3-body}$ and (c,d) $SR_{T}^{3-body}$ for (left) same-flavour and (right) different-flavour events satisfying the selection criteria of the given SR, except the one for the presented variable, after the background fit. The contributions from all SM backgrounds are shown as a histogram stack. ''Others'' includes contributions from $VVV$, $t\bar{t} t$, $t\bar{t}t\bar{t}$, $t\bar{t} W$, $t\bar{t} WW$, $t\bar{t} WZ$, $t\bar{t} H$, and $tZ$ processes. The hatched bands represent the total statistical and systematic uncertainty. The rightmost bin of each plot includes overflow events. Reference top squark pair production signal models are overlayed for comparison. Red arrows in the upper panels indicate the signal region selection criteria. The bottom panels show the ratio of the observed data to the total SM background prediction, with hatched bands representing the total uncertainty in the background prediction; red arrows show data outside the vertical-axis range.

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Search for pair production of third-generation scalar leptoquarks decaying into a top quark and a τ-lepton in pp collisions at $ \sqrt{s} $ = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abbott, Braden Keim ; Abbott, Dale ; et al.
JHEP 06 (2021) 179, 2021.
Inspire Record 1843001 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.100174

A search for pair production of third-generation scalar leptoquarks decaying into a top quark and a $\tau$-lepton is presented. The search is based on a dataset of $pp$ collisions at $\sqrt{s}=13$ TeV recorded with the ATLAS detector during Run 2 of the Large Hadron Collider, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 139 fb$^{-1}$. Events are selected if they have one light lepton (electron or muon) and at least one hadronically decaying $\tau$-lepton, or at least two light leptons. In addition, two or more jets, at least one of which must be identified as containing $b$-hadrons, are required. Six final states, defined by the multiplicity and flavour of lepton candidates, are considered in the analysis. Each of them is split into multiple event categories to simultaneously search for the signal and constrain several leading backgrounds. The signal-rich event categories require at least one hadronically decaying $\tau$-lepton candidate and exploit the presence of energetic final-state objects, which is characteristic of signal events. No significant excess above the Standard Model expectation is observed in any of the considered event categories, and 95% CL upper limits are set on the production cross section as a function of the leptoquark mass, for different assumptions about the branching fractions into $t\tau$ and $b\nu$. Scalar leptoquarks decaying exclusively into $t\tau$ are excluded up to masses of 1.43 TeV while, for a branching fraction of 50% into $t\tau$, the lower mass limit is 1.22 TeV.

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Selection efficiency times acceptance summed over the seven signal regions as a function of $m_{\mathrm{LQ}_{3}^{\mathrm{d}}}$, assuming B = 1.

Summary of the observed and expected 95% CL upper limits on the cross section for $\mathrm{LQ}_{3}^{\mathrm{d}}$ pair production as a function of $m_{\mathrm{LQ}_{3}^{\mathrm{d}}}$ under the assumptions of B=1.

Summary of the observed and expected 95% CL upper limits on B as a function of $m_{\mathrm{LQ}_{3}^{\mathrm{d}}}$.

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Search for squarks and gluinos in final states with one isolated lepton, jets, and missing transverse momentum at $\sqrt{s}=13$  with the ATLAS detector

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abbott, Brad ; Abbott, Dale Charles ; et al.
Eur.Phys.J.C 81 (2021) 600, 2021.
Inspire Record 1839446 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.97041

The results of a search for gluino and squark pair production with the pairs decaying via the lightest charginos into a final state consisting of two $W$ bosons, the lightest neutralinos ($\tilde\chi^0_1$), and quarks, are presented. The signal is characterised by the presence of a single charged lepton ($e^{\pm}$ or $\mu^{\pm}$) from a $W$ boson decay, jets, and missing transverse momentum. The analysis is performed using 139 fb$^{-1}$ of proton-proton collision data taken at a centre-of-mass energy $\sqrt{s}=13$ TeV delivered by the Large Hadron Collider and recorded by the ATLAS experiment. No statistically significant excess of events above the Standard Model expectation is found. Limits are set on the direct production of squarks and gluinos in simplified models. Masses of gluino (squark) up to 2.2 TeV (1.4 TeV) are excluded at 95% confidence level for a light $\tilde\chi^0_1$.

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Post-fit $m_{T}$ distribution in the SR 2J b-veto N-1 region. N-1 refers to all cuts except for the requirement on $m_T$ being applied. Uncertainties include statistical and systematic uncertainties. The value 9999 is used as a placeholder for infinity.

Post-fit $m_{T}$ distribution in the SR 2J b-tag N-1 region. N-1 refers to all cuts except for the requirement on $m_T$ being applied. Uncertainties include statistical and systematic uncertainties. The value 9999 is used as a placeholder for infinity.

Post-fit $m_{T}$ distribution in the SR 4J b-veto N-1 region. N-1 refers to all cuts except for the requirement on $m_T$ being applied. Uncertainties include statistical and systematic uncertainties. The value 9999 is used as a placeholder for infinity.