Search for dark matter, extra dimensions, and unparticles in monojet events in proton-proton collisions at s = 8 TeV

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Abstract

Results are presented from a search for parti- cle dark matter (DM), extra dimensions, and unparticles using events containing a jet and an imbalance in transverse momentum. The data were collected by the CMS detector in proton–proton collisions at the LHC and correspond to an integrated luminosity of 19.7 fb−1at a centre-of-mass energy of 8 TeV . The number of observed events is found to be consistent with the standard model prediction. Limits are placed on the DM-nucleon scattering cross section as a func- tion of the DM particle mass for spin-dependent and spin- independent interactions. Limits are also placed on the scale parameter MD in the Arkani-Hamed, Dimopoulos, and Dvali (ADD) model of large extra dimensions, and on the unpar- ticle model parameter U. The constraints on ADD models and unparticles are the most stringent limits in this channel and those on the DM-nucleon scattering cross section are an improvement over previous collider results.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)235
JournalEur. Phys. J.
StatePublished - May 29 2015

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