Search for resonances in the mass distribution of jet pairs with one or two jets identified as b-jets in proton-proton 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 Cheatham, Sue 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 Muenstermann, Daniel Matthias Alfred and Parker, Adam Jackson and Skinner, Malcolm and Smizanska, Maria and Walder, James William and Wharton, Andy (2016) Search for resonances in the mass distribution of jet pairs with one or two jets identified as b-jets in proton-proton collisions at √s=13 TeV with the ATLAS detector. Physics Letters B, 759. pp. 229-246. ISSN 0370-2693

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Abstract

Searches for high-mass resonances in the dijet invariant mass spectrum with one or two jets identified as b-jets are performed using an integrated luminosity of 3.2 fb−1 of proton–proton collisions with a centre-of-mass energy of √s = 13 TeV recorded by the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider. No evidence of anomalous phenomena is observed in the data, which are used to exclude, at 95% credibility level, excited b∗ quarks with masses from 1.1 TeV to 2.1 TeV and leptophobic Z bosons with masses from 1.1 TeV to 1.5 TeV. Contributions of a Gaussian signal shape with effective cross sections ranging from approximately 0.4 to 0.001 pb are also excluded in the mass range 1.5–5.0 TeV.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Physics Letters B
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3100/3106
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
ID Code: 80885
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 12 Aug 2016 13:42
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2019 02:19
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/80885

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