Publication
Title
Search for new physics using effective field theory in 13 TeV pp collision events that contain a top quark pair and a boosted Z or Higgs boson
Author
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CMS Collaboration
Abstract
A data sample containing top quark pairs (tt over bar ) produced in association with a Lorentz-boosted Z or Higgs boson is used to search for signs of new physics using effective field theory. The data correspond to an integrated luminosity of 138 fb-1 of proton-proton collisions produced at a center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV at the LHC and collected by the CMS experiment. Selected events contain a single lepton and hadronic jets, including two identified with the decay of bottom quarks, plus an additional large-radius jet with high transverse momentum identified as a Z or Higgs boson decaying to a bottom quark pair. Machine learning techniques are employed to discriminate between tt over bar Z or tt over bar H events and events from background processes, which are dominated by tt over bar + jets production. No indications of new physics are observed. The signal strengths of boosted tt over bar Z and tt over bar H production are measured, and upper limits are placed on the tt over bar Z and tt over bar H differential cross sections as functions of the Z or Higgs boson transverse momentum. The effects of new physics are probed using a framework in which the standard model is considered to be the low-energy effective field theory of a higher energy scale theory. Eight possible dimension-six operators are added to the standard model Lagrangian, and their corresponding coefficients are constrained via fits to the data.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Physical review D / American Physical Society. - Ridge, N.Y., 2016, currens
Publication
Ridge, N.Y. : American Physical Society , 2023
ISSN
2470-0029
DOI
10.1103/PHYSREVD.108.032008
Volume/pages
108 :3 (2023) , p. 1-35
Article Reference
032008
ISI
001063259200001
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