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Paper   IPM / Particles / 11710
School of Particles and Accelerator
  Title:   Search for Heavy Stable Charged Particles in pp Collisions at p sqrt(s) = 7 TeV
  Author(s): 
1.  Hessamaddin Arfaei
2.  Hamed Bakhshiansohi
3.  Seyed Mohsen Etesami
4.  Ali Fahim
5.  Majid Hashemi
6.  Abideh Jafari
7.  Mohsen Khakzad
8.  A Mohammadi
9.  Mojtaba Mohammadi Najafabadi
10.  Saeid Paktinat Mehdiabadi
11.  Batool Safarzadeh
12.  Maryam Zeinali
  Status:   Published
  Journal: JHEP
  No.:  024
  Vol.:  1103
  Year:  2011
  Supported by:  IPM
  Abstract:
The result of a search at the LHC for heavy stable charged particles produced in pp collisions at p sqrt(s) = 7 TeV is described. The data sample was collected with the CMS detector and corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 3.1 pb 1 . Momentum and ionization-energy-loss measurements in the inner tracker detector are used to identify tracks compatiblewith heavy slow-moving particles. Additionally, tracks passing muon identification requirements are also analyzed for the same signature. In each case, no candidate passes the selection, with an expected background of less than 0.1 events. A lower limit at the 95is set at 398 GeV/c 2 , using a conventional model of nuclear interactions that allows charged hadrons containing this particle to reach the muon detectors. A lower limit of 311 GeV/c 2 is also set for a stable gluino in a conservative scenario of complete charge suppression, where any hadron containing this particle becomes neutral before reaching the muon detectors.

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