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Type: Journal article
Title: A search for tt⁻ resonances using lepton-plus-jets events in proton-proton collisions at √s = 8 TeV with the ATLAS detector
Other Titles: A search for tt(-) resonances using lepton-plus-jets events in proton-proton collisions at root s = 8 TeV with the ATLAS detector
Author: Aad, G.
Abbott, B.
Abdallah, J.
Abdinov, O.
Aben, R.
Abolins, M.
AbouZeid, O.
Abramowicz, H.
Abreu, H.
Abreu, R.
Abulaiti, Y.
Acharya, B.
Adamczyk, L.
Adams, D.
Adelman, J.
Adomeit, S.
Adye, T.
Affolder, A.
Agatonovic-Jovin, T.
Aguilar-Saavedra, J.
et al.
Citation: Journal of High Energy Physics, 2015; 2015(8):148-0-148-53
Publisher: Springer
Issue Date: 2015
ISSN: 1126-6708
1029-8479
Statement of
Responsibility: 
G. Aad ... P. Jackson ... L. Lee ... A. Petridis ... N. Soni ... M.J. White ... et al. (ATLAS Collaboration)
Abstract: A search for new particles that decay into top quark pairs is reported. The search is performed with the ATLAS experiment at the LHC using an integrated luminosity of 20.3 fb⁻¹ of proton-proton collision data collected at a centre-of-mass energy of √s = 8 TeV. The lepton-plus-jets final state is used, where the top pair decays to W+bW−b⁻, with one W boson decaying leptonically and the other hadronically. The invariant mass spectrum of top quark pairs is examined for local excesses or deficits that are inconsistent with the Standard Model predictions. No evidence for a top quark pair resonance is found, and 95% confidence-level limits on the production rate are determined for massive states in benchmark models. The upper limits on the cross-section times branching ratio of a narrow Z′ boson decaying to top pairs range from 4.2 pb to 0.03 pb for resonance masses from 0.4 TeV to 3.0 TeV. A narrow leptophobic topcolour Z′ boson with mass below 1.8 TeV is excluded. Upper limits are set on the cross-section times branching ratio for a broad colour-octet resonance with Γ/m = 15% decaying to tt¯. These range from 4.8 pb to 0.03 pb for masses from 0.4 TeV to 3.0 TeV. A Kaluza-Klein excitation of the gluon in a Randall-Sundrum model is excluded for masses below 2.2 TeV.
Keywords: Exotics; Hadron-Hadron Scattering; Top physics
Rights: © The Author(s) 2015. Open Access, Copyright CERN, for the benefit of the ATLAS Collaboration. Article funded by SCOAP3. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY 4.0), which permits any use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author(s) and source are credited.
RMID: 0030036923
DOI: 10.1007/JHEP08(2015)148
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