Publication
Title
Search for new particles leading to Z+jets final states in collisions at =1.96 TeV
Author
Institution/Organisation
CDF Collaboration
Abstract
We present the results of a search for new particles that lead to a Z boson plus jets in pp̅ collisions at √s=1.96   TeV using the Collider Detector at Fermilab (CDF II). A data sample with a luminosity of 1.06   fb-1 collected using Z boson decays to ee and μμ is used. We describe a completely data-based method to predict the dominant background from standard model Z+jet events. This method can be similarly applied to other analyses requiring background predictions in multijet environments, as shown when validating the method by predicting the background from W+jets in tt̅ production. No significant excess above the background prediction is observed, and a limit is set using a fourth generation quark model to quantify the acceptance. Assuming BR(b′→bZ)=100% and using a leading-order calculation of the b′ cross section, b′ quark masses below 268  GeV/c2 are excluded at 95% confidence level.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Physical review : D : particles and fields. - Lancaster, Pa, 1970 - 2003
Publication
Lancaster, Pa : 2007
ISSN
0556-2821
Volume/pages
76:7(2007), p. 072006,1-072006,24
ISI
000250621200011
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UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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