Search for massive colored scalars in four-jet final states in $\sqrt{s}=7~\mbox{TeV}$ proton–proton collisions with the ATLAS detector

G. Aad, B. Abbott, J. Abdallah, A. A. Abdelalim, A. Abdesselam, O. Abdinov, B. Abi, M. Abolins, H. Abramowicz, H. Abreu, E. Acerbi, B. S. Acharya (+2992 others)
2011 European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields  
A search for pair-produced scalar particles decaying to a four-jet final state is presented. The analysis is performed using an integrated luminosity of 34 pb^-1 recorded by the ATLAS detector in 2010. No deviation from the Standard Model is observed. For a scalar mass of 100 GeV (190 GeV) the limit on the scalar gluon pair production cross section at 95% confidence level is 1 nb (0.28 nb). When these results are interpreted as mass limits, scalar-gluons (hyperpions) with masses of 100 to 185
more » ... ses of 100 to 185 GeV (100 to 155 GeV) are excluded at 95% confidence level with the exception of a mass window of width about 5 GeV (15 GeV) around 140 GeV.
doi:10.1140/epjc/s10052-011-1828-6 fatcat:3mwbnueatngzfab3f5ecsuotlu