A search is presented for new phenomena in events characterised by high jet multiplicity, no leptons (electrons or muons), and four or more jets originating from the fragmentation of b-quarks (b-jets). The search uses 139fb-1 of s = 13 TeV proton–proton collision data collected by the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider during Run 2. The dominant Standard Model background originates from multijet production and is estimated using a data-driven technique based on an extrapolation from events with low b-jet multiplicity to the high b-jet multiplicities used in the search. No significant excess over the Standard Model expectation is observed and 95% confidence-level limits that constrain simplified models of R-parity-violating supersymmetry are determined. The exclusion limits reach 950 GeV in top-squark mass in the models considered.
Aad, G., Abbott, B., Abbott, D.C., Abud, A.A., Abeling, K., Abhayasinghe, D.K., et al. (2021). Search for phenomena beyond the Standard Model in events with large b-jet multiplicity using the ATLAS detector at the LHC. THE EUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL. C, PARTICLES AND FIELDS, 81(1) [10.1140/epjc/s10052-020-08730-0].