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Exploring sensitivity to NMSSM signatures with low missing transverse energy at the LHC

  • A. Titterton
  • U. Ellwanger
  • H. U. Flaecher
  • S. Moretti
  • C. H. Shepherd-Themistocleous
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Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
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Abstract

We examine scenarios in the Next-to-Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model (NMSSM), where pair-produced squarks and gluinos decay via two cascades, each ending in a stable neutralino as Lightest Supersymmetric Particle (LSP) and a Standard Model (SM)-like Higgs boson, with mass spectra such that the missing transverse energy, E T miss , is very low. Performing two-dimensional parameter scans and focusing on the hadronic \( H\to b\overline{b} \) decay giving a \( b\overline{b}b\overline{b}+{E}_{\mathrm{T}}^{\mathrm{miss}} \) final state we explore the sensitivity of a current LHC general-purpose jets + E T miss analysis to such scenarios.

Keywords

Supersymmetry Phenomenology 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.H.H. Wills Physics LaboratoryUniversity of BristolBristolUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.School of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of SouthamptonSouthamptonUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Particle Physics Department, Rutherford Appleton LaboratoryOxonUnited Kingdom
  4. 4.Laboratoire de Physique Théorique, UMR 8627, CNRS, Université de Paris-SudUniversité Paris-SaclayOrsayFrance

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