SUSY discovery prospects with MoEDAL

K. Sakurai, D. Felea, J. Mamuzic, N. E. Mavromatos, V. A. Mitsou*, J. L. Pinfold, R. Ruiz De Austri, A. Santra, O. Vives

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Abstract

We present a preliminary study on the possibility to search for massive long-lived electrically charged particles at the MoEDAL detector. MoEDAL is sensitive to highly ionising objects such as magnetic monopoles or massive (meta-)stable electrically charged particles and we focus on the latter in this paper. Requirements on triggering or reducing the cosmic-ray and cavern background, applied in the ATLAS and CMS analyses for long-lived particles, are not necessary at MoEDAL, due to its completely different detector design and extremely low background. On the other hand, MoEDAL requires slow-moving particles, resulting in sensitivity to massive states with typically small production cross sections. Using Monte Carlo simulations, we compare the sensitivities of MoEDAL versus ATLAS/CMS for various long-lived particles in supersymmetric models, and we seek a scenario where MoEDAL can provide discovery reach complementary to ATLAS and CMS.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Volume1586
Edition1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Sept 2020
Event6th Symposium on Prospects in the Physics of Discrete Symmetries, DISCRETE 2018 - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 26 Nov 201830 Nov 2018

Publication series

NameJournal of Physics: Conference Series
ISSN (Print)1742-6588

Conference

Conference6th Symposium on Prospects in the Physics of Discrete Symmetries, DISCRETE 2018
Country/TerritoryAustria
CityVienna
Period26/11/201830/11/2018

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