158 articles – 1990 Notices  [english version]
 HAL : in2p3-00561646, version 1
 arXiv : 1101.5728
 We report the most sensitive direct search for pair production of fourth-generation bottom-like chiral quarks ($b'$) each decaying promptly to $tW$. We search for an excess of events with an electron or muon, at least five jets (one indentified as due to a $b$ or $c$ quark) and an imbalance of transverse momentum using data from $p\bar{p}$ collisions collected by the CDF II detector at Fermilab with an integrated luminosity of 4.8 fb$^{-1}$. We observe events consistent with background expectation and calculate upper limits on the $b'$ pair production cross section ($\sigma_{b\bar{b'}}\lesssim 30$ fb for $m_{b'}>$375 GeV/$c^2$) and exclude $m_{b'}<372$ \gevcc at 95% confidence level.