Search for pair production of heavy vector-like quarks decaying into high-p T W bosons and top quarks in the lepton-plus-jets final state 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, Oleksandr Viazlo, L. Zwalinski, ATLAS Collaboration

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Abstract

A search is presented for the pair production of heavy vector-like B quarks, primarily targeting B quark decays into a W boson and a top quark. The search is based on 36.1 fb−1 of pp collisions at s=13 TeV recorded in 2015 and 2016 with the ATLAS detector at the CERN Large Hadron Collider. Data are analysed in the lepton-plus-jets final state, characterised by a high-transverse-momentum isolated electron or muon, large missing transverse momentum, and multiple jets, of which at least one is b-tagged. No significant deviation from the Standard Model expectation is observed. The 95% confidence level lower limit on the B mass is 1350 GeV assuming a 100% branching ratio to Wt. In the SU(2) singlet scenario, the lower mass limit is 1170 GeV. The 100% branching ratio limits are found to be also applicable to heavy vector-like X production, with charge +5/3, that decay into Wt. This search is also sensitive to a heavy vector-like B quark decaying into other final states (Zb and Hb) and thus mass limits on B production are set as a function of the decay branching ratios.[Figure not available: see fulltext.]. © 2018, The Author(s).
Original languageEnglish
Article number48
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Volume2018
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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Export Date: 11 September 2018

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Subatomic Physics

Free keywords

  • Exotics
  • Hadron-Hadron scattering (experiments)
  • vector-like quarks

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