633 research outputs found

    Extension of the operational lifetime of the proportional chambers in the HERMES spectrometer

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    Abstract The experience of the extension of the proportional chambers lifetime at the HERMES (DESY) experiment is presented. A non-invasive technique against the aging process while continuously operating the detectors in the gap of the HERMES spectrometer magnet was performed. It was found that adding 0.14% water to the 65%Ar+30%CO2+5%CF4 gas mixture perfectly cancelled the appearance of self-sustained current (Malter effect). The studies of the remedy for the lifetime extension were performed with the test prototypes of the original proportional chambers. For the complete recovery of the aged test proportional chambers a special training method was developed as well. Training of the aged proportional chamber at 80%CF4+20%CO2 mixture glow discharge with reversed high voltage demonstrated a complete recovery of the detector

    Combined searches for the production of supersymmetric top quark partners in proton-proton collisions at root s=13 TeV

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    A combination of searches for top squark pair production using proton-proton collision data at a center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV at the CERN LHC, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 137 fb(-1) collected by the CMS experiment, is presented. Signatures with at least 2 jets and large missing transverse momentum are categorized into events with 0, 1, or 2 leptons. New results for regions of parameter space where the kinematical properties of top squark pair production and top quark pair production are very similar are presented. Depending on themodel, the combined result excludes a top squarkmass up to 1325 GeV for amassless neutralino, and a neutralinomass up to 700 GeV for a top squarkmass of 1150 GeV. Top squarks with masses from 145 to 295 GeV, for neutralino masses from 0 to 100 GeV, with a mass difference between the top squark and the neutralino in a window of 30 GeV around the mass of the top quark, are excluded for the first time with CMS data. The results of theses searches are also interpreted in an alternative signal model of dark matter production via a spin-0 mediator in association with a top quark pair. Upper limits are set on the cross section for mediator particle masses of up to 420 GeV

    Search for new particles in events with energetic jets and large missing transverse momentum in proton-proton collisions at root s=13 TeV