Distinguishing spins at the LHC using bound state signals

  title={Distinguishing spins at the LHC using bound state signals},
  author={Dilani Kahawala and Yevgeny Kats},
  journal={Journal of High Energy Physics},
A pair of new colored particles produced near the threshold can form a bound state and then annihilate into standard model particles. In this paper we show how the bound state signals can distinguish between two scenarios that have similar particle content and interactions but different spins, such as the minimal supersymmetric standard model (MSSM) and universal extra dimensions (UED). We find, for example, that bound states of KK gluons (KK gluonia) have an order of magnitude larger cross… 

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