Search for single b*-quark production with the ATLAS detector at root s=7 TeV

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Abstract

The results of a search for an excited bottom-quark b* in pp collisions at root s = 7 TeV, using 4.7 fb(-1) of data collected by the ATLAS detector at the LHC are presented. In the model studied, a single b*-quark is produced through a chromomagnetic interaction and subsequently decays to a W boson and a top quark. The search is performed in the dilepton and lepton + jets final states, which are combined to set limits on b*-quark couplings for a range of b*-quark masses. For a benchmark with unit size chromomagnetic and Standard Model-like electroweak b* couplings, b* quarks with masses less than 870 GeV are excluded at the 95% credibility level.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)171-189
JournalPhysics Letters B
Volume721
Issue number4-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Apr 2013

Keywords

  • ATLAS
  • Excited quark
  • Single top-quark

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