Search for the production of single vector-like and excited quarks in the W t final state in pp collisions at √s = 8 TeV with the ATLAS detector

Barton, Adam Edward and Beattie, Michael and Borissov, Guennadi and Bouhova-Thacker, Evelina Vassileva and Dearnaley, William 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 Maddocks, Harvey and Skinner, Malcolm and Smizanska, Maria and Walder, James William and Wharton, Andy (2016) Search for the production of single vector-like and excited quarks in the W t final state in pp collisions at √s = 8 TeV with the ATLAS detector. Journal of High Energy Physics (2). ISSN 1029-8479

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Abstract

A search for vector-like quarks and excited quarks in events containing a top quark and a W boson in the final state is reported here. The search is based on 20.3 fb−1 of proton-proton collision data taken at the LHC at a centre-of-mass energy of 8 TeV recorded by the ATLAS detector. Events with one or two leptons, and one, two or three jets are selected with the additional requirement that at least one jet contains a b-quark. Single-lepton events are also required to contain at least one large-radius jet from the hadronic decay of a high-pT W boson or a top quark. No significant excess over the expected background is observed and upper limits on the cross-section times branching ratio for different vector-like quark and excited-quark model masses are derived. For the excited-quark production and decay to W t with unit couplings, quarks with masses below 1500 GeV are excluded and coupling-dependent limits are set.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of High Energy Physics
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3100/3106
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
ID Code: 79632
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 18 May 2016 10:22
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2019 02:42
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/79632

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