A first search for pair production of dark matter candidates through vector boson fusion in proton-proton collisions at s=8 TeV is performed with the CMS detector. The vector boson fusion topology enhances missing transverse momentum, providing a way to probe supersymmetry, even in the case of a compressed mass spectrum. The data sample corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 18.5 fb-1, recorded by the CMS experiment. The observed dijet mass spectrum is consistent with the standard model expectation. In an effective field theory, dark matter masses are explored as a function of contact interaction strength. The most stringent limit on bottom squark production with mass below 315 GeV is also reported, assuming a 5 GeV mass difference with respect to the lightest neutralino.

Search for Dark Matter and Supersymmetry with a Compressed Mass Spectrum in the Vector Boson Fusion Topology in Proton-Proton Collisions at root s=8 TeV

ALBERGO, Sebastiano Francesco;CHIORBOLI, MASSIMILIANO;COSTA, Salvatore;DI MATTIA, ALESSANDRO;GIORDANO, FERDINANDO;POTENZA, Renato Carlo;TRICOMI, Alessia Rita;TUVE', Cristina Natalina;GALANTI, MARIO;
2017-01-01

Abstract

A first search for pair production of dark matter candidates through vector boson fusion in proton-proton collisions at s=8 TeV is performed with the CMS detector. The vector boson fusion topology enhances missing transverse momentum, providing a way to probe supersymmetry, even in the case of a compressed mass spectrum. The data sample corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 18.5 fb-1, recorded by the CMS experiment. The observed dijet mass spectrum is consistent with the standard model expectation. In an effective field theory, dark matter masses are explored as a function of contact interaction strength. The most stringent limit on bottom squark production with mass below 315 GeV is also reported, assuming a 5 GeV mass difference with respect to the lightest neutralino.
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