Search for massive long-lived particles decaying semileptonically at √s=13TeV

LHCb Collaboration

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Abstract

A search is performed for massive long-lived particles (LLPs) decaying semileptonically into a muon and two quarks. Two kinds of LLP production processes were considered. In the first, a Higgs-like boson with mass from 30 to 200\,GeV\!/ c2 is produced by gluon fusion and decays into two LLPs. The analysis covers LLP mass values from 10\,GeV\!/ c2 up to about one half the Higgs-like boson mass. The second LLP production mode is directly from quark interactions, with LLP masses from 10 to 90\,GeV\!/ c2. The LLP lifetimes considered range from 5 to 200 ps. This study uses LHCb data collected from proton-proton collisions at s=13\,TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 5.4\,fb - 1. No evidence of these long-lived states has been observed, and upper limits on the production cross-section times branching ratio have been set for each model considered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number373
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Volume82
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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