PoS - Proceedings of Science
Volume 340 - The 39th International Conference on High Energy Physics (ICHEP2018) - Posters
Search for supersymmetric partners of the tau lepton with CMS
I. Babounikau* on behalf of the CMS collaboration
*corresponding author
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Published on: August 02, 2019
Abstract
Searches for supersymmetry are presented that target direct and indirect stau pair production.
The analyses exploit the final states with two taus of opposite charge and significant missing
transverse momentum. The results are based on a data set of proton-proton collisions, recorded
by the CMS experiment at a center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV and corresponding to an integrated
luminosity of 36 $fb^{−1}$ . Exclusion limits on parameters of simplified SUSY models are calculated.
For direct $\tilde{τ}$ production we use three different $\tilde{τ}$ “chiral states”: a purely left-handed $\tilde{τ}$ , a purely
right-handed $\tilde{τ}$ and maximal mixing between the right- and left-handed eigenstates. For indirect $\tilde{τ}$
production we consider simplified models of mass-degenerate chargino-neutralino and chargino
pair production. Stau mass is an average value between the mass of the parent sparticles and
LSP. For chargino pair production equal branching fractions are assumed for each of the two
possible chargino decay chains and for chargino-neutralino production we set chargino mass to
be equal to neutralino mass. Since the tau leptons can decay hadronically or leptonically, we
target different decay channels in order to increase the number of signal events combining two
analyses. The first analysis has both taus decay hadronically. The second has one tau decays to a
lighter lepton and neutrinos, while the other one decays hadronically or first (second) tau decays
to electron (muon) and neutrinos. No significant deviation from the SM in any signal region was
observed. We exclude heavy neutralinos and charginos decaying through $\tilde{τ}$ up to 725 GeV for
chargino-neutralino production and chargino decaying through $\tilde{τ}$ up to 650 GeV for chargino pair
production. Direct $\tilde{τ}$ production is not yet excluded due to low cross section. For left-handed stau
of around 90 (125) GeV and the massless LSP we exclude 1.26 (1.34) times the expected SUSY
cross-section.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22323/1.340.0914
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