Search for vector-like T quarks decaying to top quarks and Higgs bosons in the all-hadronic channel using jet substructure
Author(s)Apyan, Aram; Barbieri, Richard Alexander; Bierwagen, Katharina; Busza, Wit; Cali, Ivan Amos; Di Matteo, Leonardo; Gomez-Ceballos, Guillelmo; Goncharov, Maxim; Gulhan, Doga Can; Klute, Markus; Lai, Yue Shi; Lee, Yen-Jie; Levin, Andrew Michael; Luckey, P. David, Jr.; Paus, Christoph M. E.; Ralph, Duncan Kelley; Roland, Christof E.; Roland, Gunther M.; Stephans, George S. F.; Sumorok, Konstanty C.; Velicanu, Dragos Alexandru; Veverka, Jan; Wyslouch, Boleslaw; Yang, Mingming; Zanetti, Marco; Zhukova, Victoria; ... Show more Show less
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A search is performed for a vector-like heavy T quark that is produced in pairs and that decays to a top quark and a Higgs boson. The data analysed correspond to an integrated luminosity of 19.7 fb[superscript −1] collected with the CMS detector in proton-proton collisions at √s = 8 TeV. For T quarks with large mass values the top quarks and Higgs bosons can have significant Lorentz boosts, so that their individual decay products often overlap and merge. Methods are applied to resolve the substructure of such merged jets. Upper limits on the production cross section of a T quark with mass between 500 and 1000 GeV/c[superscript 2] are derived. If the T quark decays exclusively to tH, the observed (expected) lower limit on the mass of the T quark is 745 (773) GeV/c[superscript 2] at 95% confidence level. For the first time an algorithm is used for tagging boosted Higgs bosons that is based on a combination of jet substructure information and b tagging.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Laboratory for Nuclear Science; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. School of Science
Journal of High Energy Physics
Khachatryan, V., A. M. Sirunyan, A. Tumasyan, W. Adam, T. Bergauer, M. Dragicevic, J. Erö, et al. “Search for Vector-Like T Quarks Decaying to Top Quarks and Higgs Bosons in the All-Hadronic Channel Using Jet Substructure.” J. High Energ. Phys. 2015, no. 6 (June 2015). © CERN, for the benefit of the CMS Collaboration
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