Search for pair production of heavy vectorlike quarks decaying into hadronic final states in pp collisions at √s=13 TeV with the ATLAS detector

Abraham, N L, Allbrooke, B M M, Asquith, L, Cerri, A, Jones, S D, De Santo, A, Salvatore, F, Shaw, K, Stevenson, T J, Suruliz, K, Sutton, M R, Tresoldi, F, Trovato, F, Vivarelli, I, The ATLAS Collaboration, and others, (2018) Search for pair production of heavy vectorlike quarks decaying into hadronic final states in pp collisions at √s=13 TeV with the ATLAS detector. Physical Review D, 98 (9). a092005 1-36. ISSN 2470-0010

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Abstract

A search is presented for the pair production of heavy vectorlike quarks, T¯T or B¯B, that decay into final states with jets and no reconstructed leptons. Jets in the final state are classified using a deep neural network as arising from hadronically decaying W/Z bosons, Higgs bosons, top quarks, or background. The analysis uses data from the ATLAS experiment corresponding to 36.1  fb−1 of proton-proton collisions with a center-of-mass energy of √s=13  TeV delivered by the Large Hadron Collider in 2015 and 2016. No significant deviation from the Standard Model expectation is observed. Results are interpreted assuming the vectorlike quarks decay into a Standard Model boson and a third-generation-quark, T→Wb,Ht,Zt or B→Wt,Hb,Zb, for a variety of branching ratios. At 95% confidence level, the observed (expected) lower limit on the vectorlike B -quark mass for a weak-isospin doublet (B, Y) is 950 (890) GeV, and the lower limits on the masses for the pure decays B→Hb and T→Ht, where these results are strongest, are 1010 (970) GeV and 1010 (1010) GeV, respectively.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences > Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Depositing User: Amelia Redman
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2019 11:33
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2019 11:45
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/85919

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