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    The Fate of Long-Lived Superparticles with Hadronic Decays after LHC Run 1

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    Supersymmetry searches at the LHC are both highly varied and highly constraining, but the vast majority are focused on cases where the final-stage visible decays are prompt. Scenarios featuring superparticles with detector-scale lifetimes have therefore remained a tantalizing possibility for sub-TeV SUSY, since explicit limits are relatively sparse. Nonetheless, the extremely low backgrounds of the few existing searches for collider-stable and displaced new particles facilitates recastings into powerful long-lived superparticle searches, even for models for which those searches are highly non-optimized. In this paper, we assess the status of such models in the context of baryonic R-parity violation, gauge mediation, and mini-split SUSY. We explore a number of common simplified spectra where hadronic decays can be important, employing recasts of LHC searches that utilize different detector systems and final-state objects. The LSP/NLSP possibilities considered here include generic colored superparticles such as the gluino and light-flavor squarks, as well as the lighter stop and the quasi-degenerate Higgsino multiplet motivated by naturalness. We find that complementary coverage over large swaths of mass and lifetime is achievable by superimposing limits, particularly from CMS's tracker-based displaced dijet search and heavy stable charged particle searches. Adding in prompt searches, we find many cases where a range of sparticle masses is now excluded from zero lifetime to infinite lifetime with no gaps. In other cases, the displaced searches furnish the only extant limits at any lifetime.Comment: 36 pages, 10 figures, plus appendix and reference

    Branching ratios of Bc→APB_c \to A P decays in the perturbative QCD approach

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    In this paper we calculate the branching ratios (BRs) of the 32 charmless hadronic Bcβ†’APB_c \to A P decays (A=a1(1260),b1(1235),K1(1270),K1(1400),f1(1285),f1(1420),h1(1170),h1(1380)A=a_1(1260),b_1(1235),K_1(1270),K_1(1400), f_1(1285),f_1(1420),h_1(1170),h_1(1380)) by employing the perturbative QCD(pQCD) factorization approach. These considered decay channels can only occur via annihilation type diagrams in the standard model. From the numerical calculations and phenomenological analysis, we found the following results: (a) the pQCD predictions for the BRs of the considered BcB_c decays are in the range of 10βˆ’610^{-6} to 10βˆ’810^{-8}, while the CP-violating asymmetries are absent because only one type tree operator is involved here; (b) the BRs of Ξ”S=0\Delta S= 0 processes are generally much larger than those of Ξ”S=1\Delta S =1 ones due to the large CKM factor of ∣Vud/Vus∣2∼19|V_{ud}/V_{us}|^2\sim 19; (c) since the behavior for 1P1^1P_1 meson is much different from that of 3P1^3P_1 meson, the BRs of Bcβ†’A(1P1)PB_c \to A(^1P_1) P decays are generally larger than that of Bcβ†’A(3P1)PB_c \to A(^3P_1) P decays; (d) the pQCD predictions for the BRs of B_c \to (K_1(1270), K_1(1400)) \etap and (K1(1270),K1(1400))K(K_1(1270), K_1(1400)) K decays are rather sensitive to the value of the mixing angle ΞΈK\theta_K.Comment: 1+17 pges, 1 figure, refs. added and some clarifications made, accepted for publication in Phys.Rev.

    Heavy Higgs bosons and the 2 TeV Wβ€²W' boson

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    The hints from the LHC for the existence of a Wβ€²W' boson of mass around 1.9 TeV point towards a certain SU(2)LΓ—SU(2)RΓ—U(1)Bβˆ’LSU(2)_L\times SU(2)_R\times U(1)_{B-L} gauge theory with an extended Higgs sector. We show that the decays of the Wβ€²W' boson into heavy Higgs bosons have sizable branching fractions. Interpreting the ATLAS excess events in the search for same-sign lepton pairs plus bb jets as arising from Wβ€²W' cascade decays, we estimate that the masses of the heavy Higgs bosons are in the 400--700 GeV range.Comment: 22 pages; v2: Eqs. 3.6 and 3.8 corrected, clarifications and references adde
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