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Search for pair production of heavy vector-like quarks decaying to high-pTW bosons and b quarks in the lepton-plus-jets final state in pp collisions at √s=13 TeV with the ATLAS detector

Barton, Adam Edward and Beattie, Michael and Bertram, Iain Alexander and Borissov, Guennadi and Bouhova-Thacker, Evelina Vassileva and Fox, Harald and Grimm, Kathryn Ann Tschann and Henderson, Robert Charles William and Hughes, Gareth and Jones, Roger William Lewis and Kartvelishvili, Vakhtang and Long, Robin Eamonn and Love, Peter Allan and Muenstermann, Daniel Matthias Alfred and Parker, Adam Jackson and Skinner, Malcolm and Smizanska, Maria and Walder, James William and Wharton, Andy and Whitmore, Ben (2017) Search for pair production of heavy vector-like quarks decaying to high-pTW bosons and b quarks in the lepton-plus-jets final state in pp collisions at √s=13 TeV with the ATLAS detector. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2017 (10). ISSN 1029-8479

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Abstract

A search is presented for the pair production of heavy vector-like T quarks, primarily targeting the T quark decays to a W boson and a b-quark. The search is based on 36.1 fb−1 of pp collisions at √s=13 TeV recorded in 2015 and 2016 with the ATLAS detector at the CERN Large Hadron Collider. Data are analysed in the lepton-plus-jets final state, including at least one b-tagged jet and a large-radius jet identified as originating from the hadronic decay of a high-momentum W boson. No significant deviation from the Standard Model expectation is observed in the reconstructed T mass distribution. The observed 95% confidence level lower limit on the T mass are 1350 GeV assuming 100% branching ratio to Wb. In the SU(2) singlet scenario, the lower mass limit is 1170 GeV. This search is also sensitive to a heavy vector-like B quark decaying to Wt and other final states. The results are thus reinterpreted to provide a 95% confidence level lower limit on the B quark mass at 1250 GeV assuming 100% branching ratio to Wt; in the SU(2) singlet scenario, the limit is 1080 GeV. Mass limits on both T and B production are also set as a function of the decay branching ratios. The 100% branching ratio limits are found to be applicable to heavy vector-like Y and X production that decay to Wb and Wt, respectively.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of High Energy Physics
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
ID Code: 88854
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 21 Nov 2017 20:09
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2018 06:06
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/88854

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