Publication
Title
Search for single production of vector-like quarks decaying to a b quark and a Higgs boson
Author
Institution/Organisation
CMS Collaboration
Abstract
A search is presented for single production of heavy vector-like quarks (B) that decay to a Higgs boson and a b quark, with the Higgs boson decaying to a highly boosted b (b) over bar pair reconstructed as a single collimated jet. The analysis is based on data collected by the CMS experiment in proton-proton collisions at root s = 13 TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 35.9 fb(-1). The data are consistent with background expectations, and upper limits at 95% confidence level on the product of the B quark cross section and the branching fraction are obtained in the range 1.28-0.07 pb, for a narrow B quark with a mass between 700 and 1800 GeV. The production of B quarks with widths of 10, 20 and 30% of the resonance mass is also considered, and the sensitivities obtained are similar to those achieved in the narrow width case. This is the first search at the CERN LHC for the single production of a B quark through its fully hadronic decay channel, and the first study considering finite resonance widths of the B quark.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of high energy physics. - Bristol
Publication
Bristol : 2018
ISSN
1126-6708
1029-8479 [online]
Volume/pages
6 (2018) , 41 p.
ISI
000434412500011
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UAntwerpen
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Last edited 20.09.2021
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