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Title: Search for a heavy resonance decaying to a top quark and a vector-like top quark in the lepton + jets final state in pp collisions at √ s=13TeV
Authors: Sirunyan, AM
Tumasyan, A
Adam, W
Ambrogi, F
Asilar, E
Bergauer, T
Brandstetter, J
Dragicevic, M
Erö, J
Del Valle, AE
Flechl, M
Dobur, D
Fagot, A
Gul, M
Khvastunov, I
Poyraz, D
Roskas, C
Trocino, D
Tytgat, M
Verbeke, W
Vermassen, B
Vit, M
Zaganidis, N
Bakhshiansohi, H
Bondu, O
Brochet, S
Bruno, G
Caputo, C
David, P
Delaere, C
Cole, JE
Hobson, PR
Khan, A
Kyberd, P
Mackay, CK
Morton, A
Reid, ID
Teodorescu, L
Zahid, S
Frühwirth, R
Ghete, VM
Hrubec, J
Jeitler, M
Krammer, N
Krätschmer, I
Liko, D
Madlener, T
Mikulec, I
Rad, N
Rohringer, H
Schieck, J
Schöfbeck, R
Spanring, M
Spitzbart, D
Taurok, A
Waltenberger, W
Wittmann, J
Wulz, CE
Zarucki, M
Chekhovsky, V
Mossolov, V
Gonzalez, JS
De Wolf, EA
Di Croce, D
Janssen, X
Lauwers, J
Pieters, M
Van Haevermaet, H
Van Mechelen, P
Van Remortel, N
Zeid, SA
Blekman, F
D Hondt, J
De Clercq, J
Deroover, K
Flouris, G
Lontkovskyi, D
Lowette, S
Marchesini, I
Moortgat, S
Moreels, L
Python, Q
Skovpen, K
Tavernier, S
Van Doninck, W
Van Mulders, P
Van Parijs, I
Beghin, D
Bilin, B
Brun, H
Clerbaux, B
De Lentdecker, G
Delannoy, H
Dorney, B
Fasanella, G
Favart, L
Goldouzian, R
Grebenyuk, A
Kalsi, AK
Lenzi, T
Luetic, J
Postiau, N
Starling, E
Thomas, L
Velde, CV
Vanlaer, P
Vannerom, D
Wang, Q
Cornelis, T
Issue Date: 7-Mar-2019
Publisher: Springer Nature
Citation: European Physical Journal C, 2019, 79 (3), pp. 1 - 32
Abstract: © 2019, CERN for the benefit of the CMS Collaboration. A search is presented for a heavy spin-1 resonance Z ′ decaying to a top quark and a vector-like top quark partner T in the lepton + jets final state. The search is performed using a data set of p p collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 13TeV corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 35.9fb-1 as recorded by the CMS experiment at the CERN LHC in the year 2016. The analysis is optimised for final states arising from the T decay modes to a top quark and a Higgs or Z boson (T → H t , Z t). The event selection makes use of resolved and merged top quark decay products, as well as decays of boosted Higgs bosons and Z and W bosons using jet substructure techniques. No significant deviation from the standard model background expectation is observed. Exclusion limits on the product of the cross section and branching fraction for Z ′ → t T , T → H t , Z t , W b are presented for various combinations of the Z ′ resonance mass and the vector-like T quark mass. These results represent the most stringent limits to date for the decay mode Z ′ → t T → t H t. In a benchmark model with extra dimensions, invoking a heavy spin-1 resonance G ∗ , masses of the G ∗ between 1.5 and 2.3TeV and between 2.0 and 2.4TeV are excluded for T masses of 1.2 and 1.5TeV, respectively.
URI: https://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/17853
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1140/epjc/s10052-019-6688-5
ISSN: 1434-6044
Appears in Collections:Dept of Electronic and Computer Engineering Research Papers

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