Search for long-lived heavy charged particles using a ring imaging Cherenkov technique at LHCb

R. Aaij, B. Adeva, M. Adinolfi, A. Affolder, Z. Ajaltouni, S. Akar, J. Albrecht, F. Alessio, M. Alexander, S. Ali, G. Alkhazov, P. Alvarez Cartelle, A. A. Alves, S. Amato, S. Amerio, Y. Amhis, L. An, L. Anderlini, J. Anderson, M. AndreottiJ. E. Andrews, R. B. Appleby, O. Aquines Gutierrez, F. Archilli, P. d’Argent, A. Artamonov, M. Artuso, E. Aslanides, G. Auriemma, M. Baalouch, S. Bachmann, J. J. Back, A. Badalov, C. Baesso, W. Baldini, R. J. Barlow, C. Barschel, S. Barsuk, W. Barter, V. Batozskaya, V. Battista, A. Bay, L. Beaucourt, J. Beddow, F. Bedeschi, I. Bediaga, L. J. Bel, I. Belyaev, E. Ben-Haim, G. Bencivenni, S. Benson, J. Benton, A. Berezhnoy, R. Bernet, A. Bertolin, M. O. Bettler, M. van Beuzekom, A. Bien, S. Bifani, T. Bird, A. Birnkraut, A. Bizzeti, T. Blake, F. Blanc, J. Blouw, S. Blusk, V. Bocci, A. Bondar, N. Bondar, W. Bonivento, S. Borghi, A. Borgia, M. Borsato, T. J.V. Bowcock, E. Bowen, C. Bozzi, D. Brett, M. Britsch, T. Britton, J. Brodzicka, N. H. Brook, A. Bursche, J. Buytaert, S. Cadeddu, R. Calabrese, M. Calvi, M. Calvo Gomez, P. Campana, D. Campora Perez, L. Capriotti, A. Carbone, G. Carboni, R. Cardinale, A. Cardini, P. Carniti, L. Carson, K. Carvalho Akiba

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© 2015, The Author(s). A search is performed for heavy long-lived charged particles using 3.0 fb-1 of proton–proton collisions collected at √s= 7 and 8  TeV with the LHCb detector. The search is mainly based on the response of the ring imaging Cherenkov detectors to distinguish the heavy, slow-moving particles from muons. No evidence is found for the production of such long-lived states. The results are expressed as limits on the Drell–Yan production of pairs of long-lived particles, with both particles in the LHCb pseudorapidity acceptance, 1.8<η<4.9. The mass-dependent cross-section upper limits are in the range 2–4 fb (at 95 % CL) for masses between 14 and 309 GeV/c2.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-14
Number of pages14
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
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Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2015
Externally publishedYes

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Charged particles
imaging techniques
charged particles
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rings
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acceptability
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Aaij, R., Adeva, B., Adinolfi, M., Affolder, A., Ajaltouni, Z., Akar, S., ... Carvalho Akiba, K. (2015). Search for long-lived heavy charged particles using a ring imaging Cherenkov technique at LHCb. European Physical Journal C, 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1140/epjc/s10052-015-3809-7
Aaij, R. ; Adeva, B. ; Adinolfi, M. ; Affolder, A. ; Ajaltouni, Z. ; Akar, S. ; Albrecht, J. ; Alessio, F. ; Alexander, M. ; Ali, S. ; Alkhazov, G. ; Alvarez Cartelle, P. ; Alves, A. A. ; Amato, S. ; Amerio, S. ; Amhis, Y. ; An, L. ; Anderlini, L. ; Anderson, J. ; Andreotti, M. ; Andrews, J. E. ; Appleby, R. B. ; Aquines Gutierrez, O. ; Archilli, F. ; d’Argent, P. ; Artamonov, A. ; Artuso, M. ; Aslanides, E. ; Auriemma, G. ; Baalouch, M. ; Bachmann, S. ; Back, J. J. ; Badalov, A. ; Baesso, C. ; Baldini, W. ; Barlow, R. J. ; Barschel, C. ; Barsuk, S. ; Barter, W. ; Batozskaya, V. ; Battista, V. ; Bay, A. ; Beaucourt, L. ; Beddow, J. ; Bedeschi, F. ; Bediaga, I. ; Bel, L. J. ; Belyaev, I. ; Ben-Haim, E. ; Bencivenni, G. ; Benson, S. ; Benton, J. ; Berezhnoy, A. ; Bernet, R. ; Bertolin, A. ; Bettler, M. O. ; van Beuzekom, M. ; Bien, A. ; Bifani, S. ; Bird, T. ; Birnkraut, A. ; Bizzeti, A. ; Blake, T. ; Blanc, F. ; Blouw, J. ; Blusk, S. ; Bocci, V. ; Bondar, A. ; Bondar, N. ; Bonivento, W. ; Borghi, S. ; Borgia, A. ; Borsato, M. ; Bowcock, T. J.V. ; Bowen, E. ; Bozzi, C. ; Brett, D. ; Britsch, M. ; Britton, T. ; Brodzicka, J. ; Brook, N. H. ; Bursche, A. ; Buytaert, J. ; Cadeddu, S. ; Calabrese, R. ; Calvi, M. ; Calvo Gomez, M. ; Campana, P. ; Campora Perez, D. ; Capriotti, L. ; Carbone, A. ; Carboni, G. ; Cardinale, R. ; Cardini, A. ; Carniti, P. ; Carson, L. ; Carvalho Akiba, K. / Search for long-lived heavy charged particles using a ring imaging Cherenkov technique at LHCb. In: European Physical Journal C. 2015 ; pp. 1-14.
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In: European Physical Journal C, 01.12.2015, p. 1-14.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

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AU - Aaij, R.

AU - Adeva, B.

AU - Adinolfi, M.

AU - Affolder, A.

AU - Ajaltouni, Z.

AU - Akar, S.

AU - Albrecht, J.

AU - Alessio, F.

AU - Alexander, M.

AU - Ali, S.

AU - Alkhazov, G.

AU - Alvarez Cartelle, P.

AU - Alves, A. A.

AU - Amato, S.

AU - Amerio, S.

AU - Amhis, Y.

AU - An, L.

AU - Anderlini, L.

AU - Anderson, J.

AU - Andreotti, M.

AU - Andrews, J. E.

AU - Appleby, R. B.

AU - Aquines Gutierrez, O.

AU - Archilli, F.

AU - d’Argent, P.

AU - Artamonov, A.

AU - Artuso, M.

AU - Aslanides, E.

AU - Auriemma, G.

AU - Baalouch, M.

AU - Bachmann, S.

AU - Back, J. J.

AU - Badalov, A.

AU - Baesso, C.

AU - Baldini, W.

AU - Barlow, R. J.

AU - Barschel, C.

AU - Barsuk, S.

AU - Barter, W.

AU - Batozskaya, V.

AU - Battista, V.

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AU - Beaucourt, L.

AU - Beddow, J.

AU - Bedeschi, F.

AU - Bediaga, I.

AU - Bel, L. J.

AU - Belyaev, I.

AU - Ben-Haim, E.

AU - Bencivenni, G.

AU - Benson, S.

AU - Benton, J.

AU - Berezhnoy, A.

AU - Bernet, R.

AU - Bertolin, A.

AU - Bettler, M. O.

AU - van Beuzekom, M.

AU - Bien, A.

AU - Bifani, S.

AU - Bird, T.

AU - Birnkraut, A.

AU - Bizzeti, A.

AU - Blake, T.

AU - Blanc, F.

AU - Blouw, J.

AU - Blusk, S.

AU - Bocci, V.

AU - Bondar, A.

AU - Bondar, N.

AU - Bonivento, W.

AU - Borghi, S.

AU - Borgia, A.

AU - Borsato, M.

AU - Bowcock, T. J.V.

AU - Bowen, E.

AU - Bozzi, C.

AU - Brett, D.

AU - Britsch, M.

AU - Britton, T.

AU - Brodzicka, J.

AU - Brook, N. H.

AU - Bursche, A.

AU - Buytaert, J.

AU - Cadeddu, S.

AU - Calabrese, R.

AU - Calvi, M.

AU - Calvo Gomez, M.

AU - Campana, P.

AU - Campora Perez, D.

AU - Capriotti, L.

AU - Carbone, A.

AU - Carboni, G.

AU - Cardinale, R.

AU - Cardini, A.

AU - Carniti, P.

AU - Carson, L.

AU - Carvalho Akiba, K.

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