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Search for a heavy top-quark partner in final states with two leptons with the ATLAS detector at the LHC

Aad, G. ; Abajyan, T. ; Abbott, B. ; Abdallah, J. ; Khalek, S. Abdel ; Abdelalim, A. A. ; Abdinov, O. ; Aben, R. ; Abi, B. and Abolins, M. , et al. (2012) In Journal of High Energy Physics
Abstract
The results of a search for direct pair production of heavy top-quark partners in 4.7 fb(-1) of integrated luminosity from p p collisions at root s = 7 TeV collected by the ATLAS detector at the LHC are reported. Heavy top-quark partners decaying into a top quark and a neutral non-interacting particle are searched for in events with two leptons in the final state. No excess above the Standard Model expectation is observed. Limits are placed on the mass of a supersymmetric scalar top and of a spin-1/2 top-quark partner. A spin-1/2 top-quark partner with a mass between 300 GeV and 480 GeV, decaying to a top quark and a neutral non-interacting particle lighter than 100 GeV, is excluded at 95% confidence level.
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