Getting stuck! Using monosignatures to test highly ionizing particles

Englert, C. and Jaeckel, J. (2017) Getting stuck! Using monosignatures to test highly ionizing particles. Physics Letters B, 769, pp. 513-519. (doi: 10.1016/j.physletb.2017.01.014)

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In this paper we argue that monojet and monophoton searches can be a sensitive test of very highly ionizing particles such as particles with charges & 150e and more generally particles that do not reach the outer parts of the detector. 8 TeV monojet data from the CMS experiment excludes such objects with masses in the range . 650 GeV and charges & 100e. This nicely complements searches for highly ionizing objects at ALICE, ATLAS, CMS and LHCb. Expected improvements in these channels will extend the sensitivity range to m . 750 GeV. This search strategy can directly be generalized to other particles that strongly interact with the detector material, such as e.g. magnetic monopoles.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Englert, Professor Christoph
Authors: Englert, C., and Jaeckel, J.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Physics Letters B
ISSN (Online):1873-2445
Published Online:12 January 2017
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 The Authors
First Published:First published in Physics Letters B 769: 513-519
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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