Search for Pair Production of a New b′ Quark that Decays into a Z Boson and a Bottom Quark with the ATLAS Detector
Author(s)Taylor, Frank E.
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A search is reported for the pair production of a new quark b′ with at least one b′ decaying to a Z boson and a bottom quark. The data, corresponding to 2.0 fb[superscript -1] of integrated luminosity, were collected from pp collisions at √s=7 TeV with the ATLAS detector at the CERN Large Hadron Collider. Using events with a b-tagged jet and a Z boson reconstructed from opposite-charge electrons, the mass distribution of large transverse momentum b′ candidates is tested for an enhancement. No evidence for a b′ signal is detected in the observed mass distribution, resulting in the exclusion at a 95% confidence level of b′ quarks with masses m[subscript b′]<400 GeV that decay entirely via b′→Z+b. In the case of a vectorlike singlet b′ mixing solely with the third standard model generation, masses m[subscript b′]<358 GeV are excluded.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics
Physical Review Letters
American Physical Society
G. Aad et al. “Search for Pair Production of a New b′ Quark that Decays into a Z Boson and a Bottom Quark with the ATLAS Detector.” Physical Review Letters 109.7 (2012).
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