Search for tb Resonances in Proton-Proton Collisions at s√=7 TeV with the ATLAS Detector

Barton, Adam and Borissov, Guennadi and Bouhova-Thacker, Eva and Brodbeck, Timothy and Chilingarov, Alexandre and Davidson, Ruth and de Mora, Lee and Fox, Harald and Henderson, Robert and Hughes, Gareth and Jones, Roger William Lewis and Kartvelishvili, Vakhtang and Long, Robin and Love, Peter and Ratoff, Peter and Smizanska, Maria and Walder, James (2012) Search for tb Resonances in Proton-Proton Collisions at s√=7  TeV with the ATLAS Detector. Physical review letters, 109 (8). ISSN 1079-7114

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Abstract

This Letter presents a search for tb resonances in 1.04  fb−1 of LHC proton-proton collision data collected by the ATLAS detector at a center-of-mass energy of 7 TeV. Events with a lepton, missing transverse momentum, and two jets are selected and the invariant mass of the corresponding final state is reconstructed. The search exploits the shape of the tb invariant mass distribution compared to the expected standard model backgrounds. The model of a right-handed W′R with standard model-like couplings is chosen as the benchmark model for this search. No statistically significant excess of events is observed in the data, and upper limits on the cross section times the branching ratio of W′R resonances at 95% C.L. lie in the range of 6.1–1.0 pb for W′R masses ranging from 0.5 to 2.0 TeV. These limits are translated into a lower bound on the allowed right-handed W′R mass, giving mW′R>1.13  TeV at 95% C.L.

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