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Exploring Sensitivity to NMSSM Signatures with Low Missing Transverse Energy at the LHC

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Original languageEnglish
Article number64
Number of pages28
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Volume10
DOIs
DateAccepted/In press - 12 Sep 2018
DatePublished (current) - 9 Oct 2018

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, $E_{T}^{\text{miss}}$, is very small. Performing two-dimensional parameter scans and focusing on the hadronic $H\rightarrow b\bar{b}$ decay giving a $b\bar{b}b\bar{b} + E_{T}^{\text{miss}}$ final state we explore the sensitivity of a current LHC general-purpose jets+$E_{T}^{\text{miss}}$ analysis to such scenarios.

    Research areas

  • hep-ph, Supersymmetry Phenomenology

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