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Search for vector-like quarks in events with two oppositely charged leptons and jets in proton-proton collisions at root s=13TeV

Author
Sirunyan A.M. Yerevan Physics Institute, Armenia
Finger Miroslav, prof. Ing. DrSc. Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University in Prague
Finger Michael, M.Sc. CSc. Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University in Prague, JINR Dubna
et al.  different institutions

Year
2019

Scientific journal
EUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL C 79 (4) 364

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Abstract
A search for the pair production of heavy vector-like partners T and B of the top and bottom quarks has been performed by the CMS experiment at the CERN LHC using proton-proton collisions at . The data sample was collected in 2016 and corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 35.9 production include those where one of the T quarks decays via TtZ and the other via TbW, tZ, or tH, where H is a Higgs boson. For the BB case, final states include those where one of the B quarks decays via BbZ and the other BtW, bZ, or bH. Events with two oppositely charged electrons or muons, consistent with coming from the decay of a Z boson, and jets are investigated. The number of observed events is consistent with standard model background estimations. Lower limits at 95% confidence level are placed on the masses of the T and B quarks for a range of branching fractions. Assuming 100% branching fractions for TtZ, and BbZ, T and B quark mass values below 1280 and 1130 respectively, are excluded.

Cite article as:
A. Sirunyan, M. Finger, M. Finger, . et al., "Search for vector-like quarks in events with two oppositely charged leptons and jets in proton-proton collisions at root s=13TeV", EUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL C 79 (4) 364 (2019)