Publication
Title
Search for pair-produced vectorlike B quarks in proton-proton collisions at =8 TeV
Author
Institution/Organisation
CMS Collaboration
Abstract
A search for the production of a heavy B quark, having electric charge -1/3 and vector couplings to W, Z, and H bosons, is carried out using proton-proton collision data recorded at the CERN LHC by the CMS experiment, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 19.7 fb(-1). The B quark is assumed to be pair produced and to decay in one of three ways: to tW, bZ, or bH. The search is carried out in final states with one, two, and more than two charged leptons, as well as in fully hadronic final states. Each of the channels in the exclusive final-state topologies is designed to be sensitive to specific combinations of the B quark-antiquark pair decays. The observed event yields are found to be consistent with the standard model expectations in all the final states studied. A statistical combination of these results is performed, and upper limits are set on the cross section of the strongly produced B quark-antiquark pairs as a function of the B quark mass. Lower limits on the B quark mass between 740 and 900 GeVare set at a 95% confidence level, depending on the values of the branching fractions of the B quark to tW, bZ, and bH. Overall, these limits are the most stringent to date.
Language
English
Source (journal)
PHYSICAL REVIEW D
Publication
2016
Volume/pages
93:11(2016), 32 p.
Article Reference
112009
ISI
000377805100001
Medium
E-only publicatie
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UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 29.07.2016
Last edited 11.09.2017
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