A search for tt¯ resonances in lepton+jets events with highly boosted top quarks collected in pp collisions at s√=7 TeV with the ATLAS detector

Barton, Adam and Borissov, Guennadi and Bouhova-Thacker, Eva and Chilingarov, Alexandre and Davidson, Ruth and de Mora, Lee and Dearnaley, William and Fox, Harald and Henderson, Robert and Hughes, Gareth and Jones, Roger William Lewis and Kartvelishvili, Vakhtang and Long, Robin and Love, Peter and Maddocks, Harvey and Smizanska, Maria and Walder, James (2012) A search for tt¯ resonances in lepton+jets events with highly boosted top quarks collected in pp collisions at s√=7 TeV with the ATLAS detector. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2012 (9). ISSN 1029-8479

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Abstract

A search for resonant production of high-mass top-quark pairs is performed on 2.05 fb−1 of proton-proton collisions at s√=7 TeV collected in 2011 with the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider. This analysis of the lepton+jets final state is specifically designed for the particular topology that arises from the decay of highly boosted top quarks. The observed tt¯ invariant mass spectrum is found to be compatible with the Standard Model prediction and 95% credibility level upper limits are derived on the tt¯ production rate through new massive states. An upper limit of 0.7 pb is set on the production cross section times branching fraction of a narrow 1 TeV resonance. A Kaluza-Klein gluon with a mass smaller than 1.5 TeV is excluded.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of High Energy Physics
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Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3100/3106
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
ID Code: 68091
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 17 Dec 2013 00:03
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2020 01:50
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/68091

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