A search for long-lived particles, which have come to rest within the ATLAS detector, is presented. The subsequent decays of these particles can produce high-momentum jets, resulting in large out-of-time energy deposits in the ATLAS calorimeters. These de- cays are detected using data collected during periods in the LHC bunch structure when collisions are absent. The analysed dataset is composed of events from proton-proton collisions produced by the Large Hadron Collider at a centre-of-mass energy of s = 13 TeV and recorded by the ATLAS experiment during 2017 and 2018. The dataset used for this search corresponds to a total live time of 579 hours. The results of this search are used to derive lower limits on the mass of gluino R-hadrons, assuming a branching fraction B(g~→qq¯χ10) = 100%, with masses of up to 1.4 TeV excluded for gluino lifetimes of 10−5 to 103 s. [Figure not available: see fulltext.]

A search for the decays of stopped long-lived particles at √s = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector

Cavasinni V.;Di Gregorio G.;Roda C.;