Search for Single Production of Vector-Like Quarks Decaying to a Top Quark and a W Boson in proton–proton Collisions at √s = 13 TeV
Author(s)CMS Collaboration; Abercrombie, Daniel Robert; Allen, Brandon Leigh; Azzolini, Virginia; Baty, Austin Alan; Bauer, Gerry P; Bi, Ran; Brandt, Stephanie Akemi; Busza, Wit; Cali, Ivan Amos; D'Alfonso, Mariarosaria; Demiragli, Zeynep; Gomez-Ceballos, Guillelmo; Goncharov, Maxim; Harris, Philip Coleman; Hsu, Dylan George; Hu, Miao; Iiyama, Yutaro; Innocenti, Gian Michele; Klute, Markus; Kovalskyi, Dmytro; Lee, Yen-Jie; Luckey Jr, P David; Maier, Benedikt; Marini, Andrea Carlo; McGinn, Christopher Francis; Mironov, Camelia Maria; Narayanan, Siddharth Madhavan; Niu, Xinmei; Paus, Christoph M. E.; Roland, Christof E; Roland, Gunther M; Stephans, George S. F.; Sumorok, Konstanty C; Tatar, Kaya; Velicanu, Dragos Alexandru; Wang, Jing; Wang, Ta-Wei; Wyslouch, Boleslaw; Shi, Zhaozhong; ... Show more Show less
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A search is presented for the single production of vector-like quarks in proton–proton collisions at √s = 13 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.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Laboratory for Nuclear Science
European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields
Sirunyan, A. M. et al. “Search for Single Production of Vector-Like Quarks Decaying to a Top Quark and a W Boson in proton–proton Collisions at √s = 13 TeV.” The European Physical Journal C 79, 2 (January 2019): 90 © CERN for the benefit of the CMS collaboration
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