A search for highly ionising, penetrating particles with electric charges from |q|=2e to 6e is performed using the ATLAS detector at the CERN Large Hadron Collider. Proton-proton collision data taken at √s=7TeV during the 2011 running period, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 4.4fb-1, are analysed. No signal candidates are observed, and 95% confidence level cross-section upper limits are interpreted as mass-exclusion lower limits for a simplified Drell-Yan production model. In this model, masses are excluded from 50GeV up to 430, 480, 490, 470 and 420GeV for charges 2e, 3e, 4e, 5e and 6e, respectively. © 2013 CERN.

Search for long-lived, multi-charged particles in pp collisions at √s=7TeV using the ATLAS detector

BARBERIS, DARIO;CASO, CARLO;CERADINI, FILIPPO;COCCARO, ANDREA;FAVARETO, ANDREA;FERRETTO PARODI, ANDREA;GAGLIARDI, GUIDO;GUIDO, ELISA;OSCULATI, BIANCA MARIA;