Search for large missing transverse momentum in association with one top-quark in proton-proton collisions at s√ = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector

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  • External authors:
  • Agni Bethani
  • Alexander Bitadze
  • Jonathan Crane
  • Cinzia Da Via
  • Nicholas Dann
  • Sam Dysch
  • Alessandra Forti
  • Emily Hanson
  • James Howarth
  • David Lack
  • Ivan Lopez Paz
  • Jiri Masik
  • Stephen Menary
  • Alexander Oh
  • Joleen Pater
  • Yvonne Peters
  • Rebecca Pickles
  • Yang Qin
  • Jacob Rawling
  • Nicolas Scharmberg
  • Savanna Shaw
  • Terence Wyatt

Abstract

This paper describes a search for events with one top-quark and large missing transverse momentum in the final state. Data collected during 2015 and 2016 by the ATLAS experiment from 13 TeV proton–proton collisions at the LHC corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 36.1 fb−1 are used. Two channels are considered, depending on the leptonic or the hadronic decays of the W boson from the top quark. The obtained results are interpreted in the context of simplified models for dark-matter production and for the single production of a vector-like T quark. In the absence of significant deviations from the Standard Model background expectation, 95% confidence-level upper limits on the corresponding production cross-sections are obtained and these limits are translated into constraints on the parameter space of the models considered.

Bibliographical metadata

Original languageEnglish
JournalThe Journal of High Energy Physics
Early online date7 May 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019