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Search for heavy long-lived multicharged particles in proton-proton collisions at $\sqrt{s}$ = 13 TeV using the ATLAS detector

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Original languageEnglish
Article numberAaboud:2018kbe
Pages (from-to)052003
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 16 Mar 2019


A search for heavy long-lived multi-charged particles is performed using the ATLAS detector at the LHC. Data with an integrated luminosity of 36.1 fb$^{-1}$ collected in 2015 and 2016 from proton-proton collisions at $\sqrt{s}$ = 13 TeV are examined. Particles producing anomalously high ionization, consistent with long-lived massive particles with electric charges from |q|=2e to |q|=7e, are searched for. No events are observed, and 95% confidence level cross-section upper limits are interpreted as lower mass limits for a Drell-Yan production model. Multi-charged particles with masses between 50 GeV and 980-1220 GeV (depending on their electric charge) are excluded.

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