Search for Long-Lived Massive Charged Particles in 1.96 TeV pp̅ Collisions

Journal Article (Academic article)

We performed a signature-based search for long-lived charged massive particles produced in 1.0  fb-1 of pp̅ collisions at sqrt[s]=1.96  TeV, collected with the CDF II detector using a high transverse-momentum (pT) muon trigger. The search used time of flight to isolate slowly moving, high-pT particles. One event passed our selection cuts with an expected background of 1.9 ± 0.2 events. We set an upper bound on the production cross section and, interpreting this result within the context of a stable scalar top-quark model, set a lower limit on the particle mass of 249  GeV/c2 at 95% C.L.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Aaltonen, T; others,

Published Date

  • 2009

Published In

  • Phys. Rev. Lett.

Volume / Issue

  • 103 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 021802 -

Published By

PubMed ID

  • 19659197