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title = "Search for the Production of a Long-Lived Neutral Particle Decaying within the ATLAS Hadronic Calorimeter in Association with a Z Boson from pp Collisions at √s =13 TeVAU",
abstract = "This Letter presents a search for the production of a long-lived neutral particle (Zd) decaying within the ATLAS hadronic calorimeter, in association with a standard model (SM) Z boson produced via an intermediate scalar boson, where Z→+ (=e, μ). The data used were collected by the ATLAS detector during 2015 and 2016 pp collisions with a center-of-mass energy of s=13 TeV at the Large Hadron Collider and correspond to an integrated luminosity of 36.1±0.8 fb-1. No significant excess of events is observed above the expected background. Limits on the production cross section of the scalar boson times its decay branching fraction into the long-lived neutral particle are derived as a function of the mass of the intermediate scalar boson, the mass of the long-lived neutral particle, and its cτ from a few centimeters to one hundred meters. In the case that the intermediate scalar boson is the SM Higgs boson, its decay branching fraction to a long-lived neutral particle with a cτ approximately between 0.1 and 7 m is excluded with a 95% confidence level up to 10% for mZd between 5 and 15 GeV. {\textcopyright} 2019 CERN for the ATLAS Collaboration. Published by the American Physical Society under the terms of the »https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/» Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license. Further distribution of this work must maintain attribution to the author(s) and the published article's title, journal citation, and DOI. Funded by SCOAP 3 .",
keywords = "Calorimeters, Neutrons, Tellurium compounds, ATLAS detectors, Branching fractions, Confidence levels, Hadronic calorimeters, Integrated luminosity, Large Hadron Collider, Neutral particles, Production cross section, Bosons",
author = "A.E. Barton and I.A. Bertram and G. Borissov and E.V. Bouhova-Thacker and H. Fox and R.C.W. Henderson and R.W.L. Jones and V. Kartvelishvili and R.E. Long and P.A. Love and D. Muenstermann and A.J. Parker and M. Smizanska and A.S. Tee and J. Walder and A.M. Wharton and B.W. Whitmore",
year = "2019",
month = apr,
day = "15",
doi = "10.1103/PhysRevLett.122.151801",
language = "English",
volume = "122",
journal = "Physical review letters",
issn = "1079-7114",
publisher = "American Physical Society",
number = "15",

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T1 - Search for the Production of a Long-Lived Neutral Particle Decaying within the ATLAS Hadronic Calorimeter in Association with a Z Boson from pp Collisions at √s =13 TeVAU

AU - Barton, A.E.

AU - Bertram, I.A.

AU - Borissov, G.

AU - Bouhova-Thacker, E.V.

AU - Fox, H.

AU - Henderson, R.C.W.

AU - Jones, R.W.L.

AU - Kartvelishvili, V.

AU - Long, R.E.

AU - Love, P.A.

AU - Muenstermann, D.

AU - Parker, A.J.

AU - Smizanska, M.

AU - Tee, A.S.

AU - Walder, J.

AU - Wharton, A.M.

AU - Whitmore, B.W.

PY - 2019/4/15

Y1 - 2019/4/15

N2 - This Letter presents a search for the production of a long-lived neutral particle (Zd) decaying within the ATLAS hadronic calorimeter, in association with a standard model (SM) Z boson produced via an intermediate scalar boson, where Z→+ (=e, μ). The data used were collected by the ATLAS detector during 2015 and 2016 pp collisions with a center-of-mass energy of s=13 TeV at the Large Hadron Collider and correspond to an integrated luminosity of 36.1±0.8 fb-1. No significant excess of events is observed above the expected background. Limits on the production cross section of the scalar boson times its decay branching fraction into the long-lived neutral particle are derived as a function of the mass of the intermediate scalar boson, the mass of the long-lived neutral particle, and its cτ from a few centimeters to one hundred meters. In the case that the intermediate scalar boson is the SM Higgs boson, its decay branching fraction to a long-lived neutral particle with a cτ approximately between 0.1 and 7 m is excluded with a 95% confidence level up to 10% for mZd between 5 and 15 GeV. © 2019 CERN for the ATLAS Collaboration. Published by the American Physical Society under the terms of the »https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/» Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license. Further distribution of this work must maintain attribution to the author(s) and the published article's title, journal citation, and DOI. Funded by SCOAP 3 .

AB - This Letter presents a search for the production of a long-lived neutral particle (Zd) decaying within the ATLAS hadronic calorimeter, in association with a standard model (SM) Z boson produced via an intermediate scalar boson, where Z→+ (=e, μ). The data used were collected by the ATLAS detector during 2015 and 2016 pp collisions with a center-of-mass energy of s=13 TeV at the Large Hadron Collider and correspond to an integrated luminosity of 36.1±0.8 fb-1. No significant excess of events is observed above the expected background. Limits on the production cross section of the scalar boson times its decay branching fraction into the long-lived neutral particle are derived as a function of the mass of the intermediate scalar boson, the mass of the long-lived neutral particle, and its cτ from a few centimeters to one hundred meters. In the case that the intermediate scalar boson is the SM Higgs boson, its decay branching fraction to a long-lived neutral particle with a cτ approximately between 0.1 and 7 m is excluded with a 95% confidence level up to 10% for mZd between 5 and 15 GeV. © 2019 CERN for the ATLAS Collaboration. Published by the American Physical Society under the terms of the »https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/» Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license. Further distribution of this work must maintain attribution to the author(s) and the published article's title, journal citation, and DOI. Funded by SCOAP 3 .

KW - Calorimeters

KW - Neutrons

KW - Tellurium compounds

KW - ATLAS detectors

KW - Branching fractions

KW - Confidence levels

KW - Hadronic calorimeters

KW - Integrated luminosity

KW - Large Hadron Collider

KW - Neutral particles

KW - Production cross section

KW - Bosons

U2 - 10.1103/PhysRevLett.122.151801

DO - 10.1103/PhysRevLett.122.151801

M3 - Journal article

VL - 122

JO - Physical review letters

JF - Physical review letters

SN - 1079-7114

IS - 15

M1 - 151801

ER -