Search for Displaced Leptons in s =13 TeV pp Collisions with the ATLAS Detector

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A search for charged leptons with large impact parameters using 139 fb-1 of s=13 TeV pp collision data from the ATLAS detector at the LHC is presented, addressing a long-standing gap in coverage of possible new physics signatures. Results are consistent with the background prediction. This search provides unique sensitivity to long-lived scalar supersymmetric lepton partners (sleptons). For lifetimes of 0.1 ns, selectron, smuon, and stau masses up to 720, 680, and 340 GeV, respectively, are excluded at 95% confidence level, drastically improving on the previous best limits from LEP.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number051802
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jul 30 2021
Externally publishedYes

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We thank CERN for the very successful operation of the LHC, as well as the support staff from our institutions without whom ATLAS could not be operated efficiently. We acknowledge the support of ANPCyT, Argentina; Yerevan Physics Institute, Armenia; ARC, Australia; BMWFW and FWF, Austria; ANAS, Azerbaijan; SSTC, Belarus; CNPq and FAPESP, Brazil; NSERC, NRC, and CFI, Canada; CERN; Agencia Nacional de Investigación y Desarrollo, Chile; CAS, MOST, and NSFC, China; COLCIENCIAS, Colombia; MSMT CR, MPO CR, and Committee for Collaboration of the Czech Republic with CERN, Czech Republic; DNRF and DNSRC, Denmark; IN2P3-CNRS and CEA-DRF/IRFU, France; Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia, Giorgia; BMBF, HGF, and MPG, Germany; GSRT, Greece; RGC and Hong Kong SAR, China; ISF and Benoziyo Center, Israel; INFN, Italy; MEXT and JSPS, Japan; CNRST, Morocco; NWO, Netherlands; Research Council of Norway, Norway; MNiSW and NCN, Poland; FCT, Portugal; MNE/IFA, Romania; JINR; Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, Russian Federation and NRC KI, Russian Federation; Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, Serbia; Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport, Slovakia; ARRS and Ministry of Education, Science and Sport, Slovenia; DST/NRF, South Africa; MICINN, Spain; Ministry of Education, Science and Sport, Slovenia and Wallenberg Foundation, Sweden; Secretariat for Education and Research, Switzerland, SNSF, and Cantons of Bern and Geneva, Switzerland; MOST, Taiwan; TAEK, Turkey; STFC, United Kingdom; DOE and NSF, United States of America. In addition, individual groups and members have received support from BCKDF, CANARIE, Compute Canada, CRC, and IVADO, Canada; Beijing Municipal Science and Technology Commission, China; COST, ERC, ERDF, Horizon 2020, and Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, European Union; Investissements d’Avenir Labex, Investissements d’Avenir Idex, and ANR, France; DFG and AvH Foundation, Germany; Herakleitos, Thales, and Aristeia programs cofinanced by EU-ESF and the Greek National Strategic Reference Framework, Greece; BSF-NSF and GIF, Israel; La Caixa Banking Foundation, CERCA Program Generalitat de Catalunya and PROMETEO and GenT Programs Generalitat Valenciana, Spain; Göran Gustafssons Stiftelse, Sweden; and The Royal Society and Leverhulme Trust, United Kingdom. The crucial computing support from all WLCG partners is acknowledged gratefully, in particular, from CERN, the ATLAS Tier-1 facilities at TRIUMF (Canada), NDGF (Denmark, Norway, Sweden), CC-IN2P3 (France), KIT/GridKA (Germany), INFN-CNAF (Italy), NL-T1 (Netherlands), PIC (Spain), ASGC (Taiwan), RAL (United Kingdom) and BNL (USA), the Tier-2 facilities worldwide, and large non-WLCG resource providers. Major contributors of computing resources are listed in Ref. .

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