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Search for heavy vector-like quarks coupling to light quarks in proton-proton collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV with the ATLAS detector

G. Aad S. Albrand 1 M.L. Andrieux 1 Q. Buat 1 B. Clement 1 J. Collot 1 S. Crépé-Renaudin 1 T. Delemontex 1 P.A. Delsart 1 J.Y. Hostachy 1 E. Laisne 1 F. Ledroit-Guillon 1 A. Lleres 1 A. Lucotte 1 F. Malek 1 P. Martin 1 F. Polci 1 J. Stark 1 X. Sun 1 B. Trocmé 1 J. Wang 1 C. Weydert 1 C. Biscarat 2 E. Cogneras 2 G. Rahal 2 D. Boumediene 3 Emmanuel Busato 3 D. Calvet 3 S. Calvet 3 Reina Coromoto Camacho Toro 3 Diane Cinca 4 J. Donini 3 R. Febbraro 3 N. Ghodbane 3 C. Guicheney 3 H. Liao 3 D. Pallin 3 F. Podlyski 3 C. Santoni 3 L. P. Says 3 F. Vazeille 3 L. Aperio Bella 5 B. Aubert 5 N. Berger 5 J. Colas 5 M. Delmastro 5 L. Di Ciaccio 5 T.K.O. Doan 5 S. Elles 5 C. Goy 5 L. Helary 5 T. Hryn'Ova 5 A. Jérémie 5 S. Jézéquel 5 M. Kataoka 5 J. Labbe 5 R. Lafaye 5 J. Leveque 5 V.P. Lombardo 5 N. Massol 5 P. Perrodo 5 H. Przysiezniak 5 E. Richter-Was 5 G. Sauvage 5 E. Sauvan 5 M. Schwoerer 5 T. Todorov 5 D. Tsionou 5 I. Wingerter-Seez 5 R. Zitoun 5 Y. Zolnierowski 5 S. Aoun 6 C. P. Bee 6 C. Benchouk 6 C. Bertella 6 N. Bousson 6 J. C. Clémens 6 Y. Coadou 6 F. Djama 6 F. Etienne 6 L. Feligioni 6 F. Henry-Couannier 6 D. Hoffmann 6 F. Hubaut 6 E.B. F. G. Knoops 6 E. Le Guirriec 6 B. Li 6 J. Maurer 6 E. Monnier 6 J. Odier 6 P. Pralavorio 6 Z. Qian 6 A. Rozanov 6 M. Talby 6 N. Tannoury 6 S. Tisserant 6 J. Toth 6 F. Touchard 6 L. Vacavant 6 S. Arfaoui 6 H. Abreu 7 N. Andari 7 C. Arnault 7 E. Augé 7 P. Barrillon 7 M. Benoit 7 S. Binet 7 J.-B. Blanchard 7 C. Bourdarios 7 D. Breton 7 C. Collard C. de la Taille 7 J.B. de Vivie de Regie 7 Sara Diglio 7 L. Duflot 7 M. Escalier 7 A.C. Falou 7 L. Fayard 7 D. Fournier 7 J.-F. Grivaz 7 M. Heller 7 S. Henrot-Versillé 7 J. Hrivnac 7 L. Iconomidou-Fayard 7 J. Idarraga 7 M. Kado 7 A. Lounis 7 N. Makovec 7 P. Matricon 7 F. Niedercorn 7 L. Poggioli 7 P. Puzo 7 A. Renaud 7 D. Rousseau 7 X. Ruan 7 G. Rybkin 7 J.B. Sauvan 7 J. Schaarschmidt 7 A.C. Schaffer 7 L. Serin 7 S. Simion 7 R. Tanaka 7 J.J. Veillet 7 I. Vukotic 7 F. Wicek 7 D. Zerwas 7 Zhiqing Zhang 7
Abstract : This letter presents a search for singly produced vector-like quarks, Q, coupling to light quarks, q. The search is sensitive to both charged current (CC) and neutral current (NC) processes, p p --> Q q --> W q q' and p p --> Q q --> Z q q' with a leptonic decay of the vector gauge boson. In 1.04/fb of data taken in 2011 by the ATLAS experiment at a center-of-mass energy sqrt(s) = 7 TeV, no evidence of such heavy vector-like quarks is observed above the expected Standard Model background. Limits on the heavy vector-like quark production cross section times branching ratio as a function of mass m_Q are obtained. For a coupling kappa_(qQ) = v/m_Q, where v is the Higgs vacuum expectation value, 95% C.L. lower limits on the mass of a vector-like quark are set at 900 GeV and 760 GeV from CC and NC processes, respectively.
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G. Aad, S. Albrand, M.L. Andrieux, Q. Buat, B. Clement, et al.. Search for heavy vector-like quarks coupling to light quarks in proton-proton collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV with the ATLAS detector. Physics Letters B, Elsevier, 2012, 712, pp.22-39. ⟨10.1016/j.physletb.2012.03.082⟩. ⟨in2p3-00659793⟩

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