Probing compressed bottom squarks with boosted jets and shape analysis Academic Article uri icon


  • 2015 American Physical Society. A feasibility study is presented for the search of the lightest bottom squark (sbottom) in a compressed scenario, where its mass difference from the lightest neutralino is 5 GeV. Two separate studies are performed: 1) a final state containing two vector-boson-fusion (VBF)-like tagged jets, missing transverse energy, and zero or one b-tagged jet; and 2) a final state consisting of an initial state radiation jet, missing transverse energy, and at least one b-tagged jet. An analysis of the shape of the missing transverse energy distribution for signal and background is performed in each case, leading to significant improvement over a cut and count analysis, especially after incorporating the consideration of systematic uncertainty and pileup. The shape analysis in the VBF-like tagged jet study leads to a 3 exclusion potential of sbottoms with mass up to 530(462) GeV for an integrated luminosity of 300 fb-1 at 14 TeV, with 5% systematic uncertainty and PU=0(50).

published proceedings


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  • 1

author list (cited authors)

  • Dutta, B., Gurrola, A., Hatakeyama, K., Johns, W., Kamon, T., Sheldon, P., ... Wu, Z.

citation count

  • 12

complete list of authors

  • Dutta, Bhaskar||Gurrola, Alfredo||Hatakeyama, Kenichi||Johns, Will||Kamon, Teruki||Sheldon, Paul||Sinha, Kuver||Wu, Sean||Wu, Zhenbin

publication date

  • November 2015