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title = "Search for heavy charged long-lived particles in proton–proton collisions at √s=13TeV using an ionisation measurement with the ATLAS detector",

abstract = "This Letter presents a search for heavy charged long-lived particles produced in proton–proton collisions at s=13TeV at the LHC using a data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 36.1fb−1 collected by the ATLAS experiment in 2015 and 2016. These particles are expected to travel with a velocity significantly below the speed of light, and therefore have a specific ionisation higher than any high-momentum Standard Model particle of unit charge. The pixel subsystem of the ATLAS detector is used in this search to measure the ionisation energy loss of all reconstructed charged particles which traverse the pixel detector. Results are interpreted assuming the pair production of R-hadrons as composite colourless states of a long-lived gluino and Standard Model partons. No significant deviation from Standard Model background expectations is observed, and lifetime-dependent upper limits on R-hadron production cross-sections and gluino masses are set, assuming the gluino always decays to two quarks and a 100 GeV stable neutralino. R-hadrons with lifetimes above 1.0 ns are excluded at the 95% confidence level, with lower limits on the gluino mass ranging between 1290 GeV and 2060 GeV. In the case of stable R-hadrons, the lower limit on the gluino mass at the 95% confidence level is 1890 GeV.",

author = "{The ATLAS collaboration} and M. Aaboud and G. Aad and B. Abbott and O. Abdinov and B. Abeloos and Abhayasinghe, {D. K.} and Abidi, {S. H.} and Abouzeid, {O. S.} and Abraham, {N. L.} and H. Abramowicz and H. Abreu and Y. Abulaiti and Acharya, {B. S.} and S. Adachi and L. Adam and L. Adamczyk and J. Adelman and M. Adersberger and A. Adiguzel and T. Adye and Affolder, {A. A.} and Y. Afik and C. Agheorghiesei and Aguilar-Saavedra, {J. A.} and F. Ahmadov and G. Aielli and S. Akatsuka and {\AA}kesson, {T. P.A.} and E. Akilli and Akimov, {A. V.} and Alberghi, {G. L.} and J. Albert and P. Albicocco and {Alconada Verzini}, {M. J.} and S. Alderweireldt and M. Aleksa and Aleksandrov, {I. N.} and C. Alexa and T. Alexopoulos and M. Alhroob and B. Ali and G. Alimonti and J. Alison and Alkire, {S. P.} and C. Allaire and Allbrooke, {B. M.M.} and Allen, {B. W.} and Allport, {P. P.} and A. Aloisio and A. Alonso and F. Alonso and C. Alpigiani and Alshehri, {A. A.} and Alstaty, {M. I.} and {Alvarez Gonzalez}, B. and {{\'A}lvarez Piqueras}, D. and Alviggi, {M. G.} and Amadio, {B. T.} and {Amaral Coutinho}, Y. and A. Ambler and L. Ambroz and C. Amelung and D. Amidei and {Amor Dos Santos}, {S. P.} and S. Amoroso and Amrouche, {C. S.} and C. Anastopoulos and Ancu, {L. S.} and N. Andari and T. Andeen and Anders, {C. F.} and Anders, {J. K.} and Anderson, {K. J.} and A. Andreazza and V. Andrei and Anelli, {C. R.} and S. Angelidakis and I. Angelozzi and A. Angerami and Anisenkov, {A. V.} and A. Annovi and C. Antel and Anthony, {M. T.} and M. Antonelli and Antrim, {D. J.A.} and F. Anulli and M. Aoki and {Aparisi Pozo}, {J. A.} and {Aperio Bella}, L. and G. Arabidze and Araque, {J. P.} and {Araujo Ferraz}, V. and {Araujo Pereira}, R. and Arce, {A. T.H.} and Ardell, {R. E.} and Arduh, {F. A.} and Arguin, {J. F.} and S. Argyropoulos and Armbruster, {A. J.} and Armitage, {L. J.} and A. Armstrong and O. Arnaez and H. Arnold and M. Arratia and O. Arslan and A. Artamonov and G. Artoni and S. Artz and S. Asai and N. Asbah and Asimakopoulou, {E. M.} and L. Asquith and K. Assamagan and R. Astalos and Atkin, {R. J.} and M. Atkinson and Atlay, {N. B.} and K. Augsten and G. Avolio and R. Avramidou and Ayoub, {M. K.} and G. Azuelos and Baas, {A. E.} and Baca, {M. J.} and H. Bachacou and K. Bachas and M. Backes and P. Bagnaia and M. Bahmani and H. Bahrasemani and Bailey, {A. J.} and Baines, {J. T.} and M. Bajic and C. Bakalis and Baker, {O. K.} and Bakker, {P. J.} and {Bakshi Gupta}, D. and S. Balaji and Baldin, {E. M.} and P. Balek and F. Balli and Balunas, {W. K.} and J. Balz and E. Banas and A. Bandyopadhyay and S. Banerjee and Bannoura, {A. A.E.} and L. Barak and Barbe, {W. M.} and Barberio, {E. L.} and D. Barberis and M. Barbero and T. Barillari and Barisits, {M. S.} and J. Barkeloo and T. Barklow and R. Barnea and Barnes, {S. L.} and Barnett, {B. M.} and Barnett, {R. M.} and Z. Barnovska-Blenessy and A. Baroncelli and G. Barone and Barr, {A. J.} and {Barranco Navarro}, L. and F. Barreiro and {Barreiro Guimar{\~a}es da Costa}, J. and R. Bartoldus and Barton, {A. E.} and P. Bartos and A. Basalaev and A. Bassalat and Bates, {R. L.} and Batista, {S. J.} and S. Batlamous and Batley, {J. R.} and M. Battaglia and M. Bauce and F. Bauer and Bauer, {K. T.} and Bawa, {H. S.} and Beacham, {J. B.} and T. Beau and Beauchemin, {P. H.} and P. Bechtle and Beck, {H. C.} and Beck, {H. P.} and K. Becker and M. Becker and C. Becot and A. Beddall and Beddall, {A. J.} and Bednyakov, {V. A.} and M. Bedognetti and Bee, {C. P.} and Beermann, {T. A.} and M. Begalli and M. Begel and A. Behera and X. Zhao",

note = "Publisher Copyright: {\textcopyright} 2018 The Author",

year = "2019",

month = jan,

day = "1",

doi = "10.1016/j.physletb.2018.10.055",

language = "English",

volume = "788",

pages = "96--116",

journal = "Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics",

issn = "0370-2693",

}