Search for new phenomena in events with same-charge leptons and b-jets in pp collisions at √s=13 TeV with the ATLAS detector

M Aaboud, Torsten Åkesson, Simona Bocchetta, Eric Corrigan, Caterina Doglioni, Eva Brottmann Hansen, Vincent Hedberg, Göran Jarlskog, Charles Kalderon, Edgar Kellermann, Balazs Konya, Else Lytken, Katja Mankinen, Ulf Mjörnmark, Ruth Pöttgen, Trine Poulsen, Oxana Smirnova, L Zwalinski, ATLAS Collaboration

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A search for new phenomena in events with two same-charge leptons or three leptons and jets identified as originating from b-quarks in a data sample of 36.1 fb−1 of pp collisions at s=13 TeV recorded by the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider is reported. No significant excess is found and limits are set on vector-like quark, four-top-quark, and same-sign top-quark pair production. The observed (expected) 95% CL mass limits for a vector-like T- and B-quark singlet are mT > 0.98 (0.99) TeV and mB > 1.00 (1.01) TeV respectively. Limits on the production of the vector-like T5/3-quark are also derived considering both pair and single production; in the former case the lower limit on the mass of the T5/3-quark is (expected to be) 1.19 (1.21) TeV. The Standard Model four-top-quark production cross-section upper limit is (expected to be) 69 (29) fb. Constraints are also set on exotic four-top-quark production models. Finally, limits are set on same-sign top-quark pair production. The upper limit on uu → tt production is (expected to be) 89 (59) fb for a mediator mass of 1 TeV, and a dark-matter interpretation is also derived, excluding a mediator of 3 TeV with a dark-sector coupling of 1.0 and a coupling to ordinary matter above 0.31.[Figure not available: see fulltext.] © 2018, The Author(s).
Original languageEnglish
Article number39
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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Export Date: 4 January 2019

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  • Subatomic Physics

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  • Hadron-Hadron scattering (experiments)


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