@article{702a3800a0c642cbb88549a487a062d0,

title = "Search for metastable heavy charged particles with large ionization energy loss in pp collisions at s =13 TeV using the ATLAS experiment",

abstract = "This paper presents a search for massive charged long-lived particles produced in pp collisions at s=13 TeV at the LHC using the ATLAS experiment. The data set used corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 3.2 fb-1. Many extensions of the Standard Model predict the existence of massive charged long-lived particles, such as R-hadrons. These massive particles are expected to be produced with a velocity significantly below the speed of light, and therefore to have a specific ionization higher than any Standard Model particle of unit charge at high momenta. The Pixel subsystem of the ATLAS detector is used to measure the ionization energy loss of reconstructed charged particles and to search for such highly ionizing particles. The search presented here has much greater sensitivity than a similar search performed using the ATLAS detector in the s=8 TeV data set, thanks to the increase in expected signal cross section due to the higher center-of-mass energy of collisions, to an upgraded detector with a new silicon layer close to the interaction point, and to analysis improvements. No significant deviation from Standard Model background expectations is observed, and lifetime-dependent upper limits on R-hadron production cross sections and masses are set. Gluino R-hadrons with lifetimes above 0.4 ns and decaying to qq plus a 100 GeV neutralino are excluded at the 95% confidence level, with lower mass limit ranging between 740 and 1590 GeV. In the case of stable R-hadrons the lower mass limit at the 95% confidence level is 1570 GeV.",

author = "{(ATLAS Collaboration)} and M. Aaboud and G. Aad and B. Abbott and J. Abdallah and O. Abdinov and B. Abeloos and R. Aben and Abouzeid, {O. S.} and Abraham, {N. L.} and H. Abramowicz and H. Abreu and R. Abreu and Y. Abulaiti and Acharya, {B. S.} and L. Adamczyk and Adams, {D. L.} and J. Adelman and S. Adomeit and T. Adye and Affolder, {A. A.} and T. Agatonovic-Jovin and J. Agricola and Aguilar-Saavedra, {J. A.} and Ahlen, {S. P.} and F. Ahmadov and G. Aielli and H. Akerstedt and {\AA}kesson, {T. P.A.} and Akimov, {A. V.} and Alberghi, {G. L.} and J. Albert and S. Albrand and {Alconada Verzini}, {M. J.} and M. Aleksa and Aleksandrov, {I. N.} and C. Alexa and G. Alexander and T. Alexopoulos and M. Alhroob and M. Aliev and G. Alimonti and J. Alison and Alkire, {S. P.} 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 M. Alstaty and {Alvarez Gonzalez}, B. and {{\'A}lvarez Piqueras}, D. and Alviggi, {M. G.} and Amadio, {B. T.} and K. Amako and {Amaral Coutinho}, Y. and C. Amelung and D. Amidei and {Amor Dos Santos}, {S. P.} and A. Amorim and S. Amoroso and G. Amundsen and C. Anastopoulos and Ancu, {L. S.} and N. Andari and T. Andeen and Anders, {C. F.} and G. Anders and Anders, {J. K.} and Anderson, {K. J.} and A. Andreazza and V. Andrei and S. Angelidakis and I. Angelozzi and P. Anger and A. Angerami and F. Anghinolfi and Anisenkov, {A. V.} and N. Anjos and A. Annovi and M. Antonelli and A. Antonov and F. Anulli and M. Aoki and {Aperio Bella}, L. and G. Arabidze and Y. Arai and Araque, {J. P.} and Arce, {A. T.H.} and Arduh, {F. A.} and Arguin, {J. F.} and S. Argyropoulos and M. Arik and Armbruster, {A. J.} and Armitage, {L. J.} 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 A. Ashkenazi and B. {\AA}sman and L. Asquith and K. Assamagan and R. Astalos and M. Atkinson and Atlay, {N. B.} and K. Augsten and G. Avolio and B. Axen and Ayoub, {M. K.} and G. Azuelos and Baak, {M. A.} and Baas, {A. E.} and Baca, {M. J.} and H. Bachacou and K. Bachas and M. Backes and M. Backhaus and P. Bagiacchi and P. Bagnaia and Y. Bai and Baines, {J. T.} and Baker, {O. K.} and Baldin, {E. M.} and P. Balek and T. Balestri and F. Balli and Balunas, {W. K.} and E. Banas and Sw Banerjee and Bannoura, {A. A.E.} and L. Barak and Barberio, {E. L.} and D. Barberis and M. Barbero and T. Barillari and T. Barklow and N. Barlow and Barnes, {S. L.} and Barnett, {B. M.} and Barnett, {R. M.} and Z. Barnovska 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 Batley, {J. R.} and M. Battaglia and M. Bauce and F. Bauer and Bawa, {H. S.} and Beacham, {J. B.} and Beattie, {M. D.} and T. Beau and Beauchemin, {P. H.} and P. Bechtle and Beck, {H. P.} and K. Becker and M. Becker and M. Beckingham and C. Becot and Beddall, {A. J.} and A. Beddall and Bednyakov, {V. A.} and M. Bedognetti and Bee, {C. P.} and Beemster, {L. J.} and Beermann, {T. A.} and M. Begel and Behr, {J. K.} and C. Belanger-Champagne and Bell, {A. S.} and G. Bella and L. Bellagamba and A. Bellerive and M. Bellomo and K. Belotskiy and O. Beltramello and Belyaev, {N. L.} and O. Benary and D. Benchekroun and M. Bender and K. Bendtz and N. Benekos and X. Zhao",

note = "Publisher Copyright: {\textcopyright} 2016 CERN.",

year = "2016",

month = jun,

day = "28",

doi = "10.1103/PhysRevD.93.112015",

language = "English",

volume = "93",

journal = "Physical Review D",

issn = "2470-0010",

number = "11",

}