[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Results are presented of a search for a "natural" supersymmetry scenario with gauge mediated symmetry breaking. It is assumed that only the supersymmetric partners of the top quark (the top squark) and the Higgs boson (Higgsino) are accessible. Events are examined in which there are two photons forming a Higgs boson candidate, and at least two b-quark jets. In 19.7 fb-1 of proton-proton collision data at s=8 TeV, recorded in the CMS experiment, no evidence of a signal is found and lower limits at the 95% confidence level are set, excluding the top squark mass below 360 to 410 GeV, depending on the Higgsino mass.
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: A search for anomalous production of events with three or more isolated leptons and bottom-quark jets produced in pp collisions at √s=8 TeV is presented. The analysis is based on a data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 19.5 fb(-1) collected by the CMS experiment at the LHC in 2012. No excess above the standard model expectations is observed. The results are interpreted in the context of supersymmetric models with signatures that have low missing transverse energy arising from light top-squark pair production with R-parity-violating decays of the lightest supersymmetric particle. In two models with different R-parity-violating couplings, top squarks are excluded below masses of 1020 GeV and 820 GeV when the lightest supersymmetric particle has a mass of 200 GeV.
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Inside an IBA proton therapy centre, secondary neutrons are produced due to nuclear interactions of the proton beam with matter mainly inside the cyclotron, the beam line, the treatment nozzle and the patient. Accurate measurements of the neutron ambient dose equivalent H*(10) in such a facility require the use of a detector that has a good sensitivity for neutrons ranging from thermal energies up to 230 MeV, such as for instance the WENDI-2 detector. WENDI-2 measurements have been performed at the Westdeutsches Protonentherapiezentrum Essen, at several positions around the cyclotron room and around a gantry treatment room operated in two different beam delivery modes: Pencil Beam Scanning and Double Scattering. These measurements are compared with Monte Carlo simulation results for the neutron H*(10) obtained with MCNPX 2.5.0 and GEANT4 9.6.