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Search for single production of vector-like quarks decaying to a top quark and a W boson in proton-proton collisions at TeV

Sirunyan, AM (2019) Search for single production of vector-like quarks decaying to a top quark and a W boson in proton-proton collisions at TeV. In: EUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL C .

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1140/epjc/s10052-019-6556-3

Abstract

A search is presented for the single production of vector-like quarks in proton-proton collisions at TeV. The data, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 35.9fb-1, were recorded with the CMS experiment at the LHC. The analysis focuses on the vector-like quark decay into a top quark and a W boson, with one muon or electron in the final state. The mass of the vector-like quark candidate is reconstructed from hadronic jets, the lepton, and the missing transverse momentum. Methods for the identification of b quarks and of highly Lorentz boosted hadronically decaying top quarks and W bosons are exploited in this search. No significant deviation from the standard model background expectation is observed. Exclusion limits at 95% confidence level are set on the product of the production cross section and branching fraction as a function of the vector-like quark mass, which range from 0.3 to 0.03pb for vector-like quark masses of 700 to 2000GeV. Mass exclusion limits up to 1660GeV are obtained, depending on the vector-like quark type, coupling, and decay width. These represent the most stringent exclusion limits for the single production of vector-like quarks in this channel.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to SPRINGER
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering(Formerly Aeronautical Engineering)
Depositing User: Id for Latest eprints
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2019 05:02
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 05:02
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/61792

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