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Search for pair production of heavy top-like quarks decaying to a high-pT W boson and a b quark in the lepton plus jets final state 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) , B. Dechenaux (1) , T. Delemontex (1) , P.A. Delsart (1) , M.H. Genest (1) , J.Y. Hostachy (1) , E. Laisne (1) , F. Ledroit-Guillon (1) , A. Lleres (1) , A. Lucotte (1) , F. Malek (1) , J. Stark (1) , X. Sun (1) , B. Trocmé (1) , J. Wang , 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 (3) , J. Donini (3) , R. Febbraro (3) , Ph. Gris (3) , N. Ghodbane (3) , C. Guicheney (3) , H. Liao (3) , D. Pallin (3) , Daniela Paredes Hernández (3) , F. Podlyski (3) , C. Santoni (3) , F. Vazeille (3) , S. Abdel Khalek (4) , H. Abreu (4) , N. Andari (4) , C. Arnault (4) , E. Augé (4) , P. Barrillon (4) , M. Benoit (4) , S. Binet (4) , C. Bourdarios (4) , C. de La Taille (4) , J.B. de Vivie de Regie (4) , L. Duflot (4) , M. Escalier (4) , L. Fayard (4) , D. Fournier (4) , J.-F. Grivaz (4) , S. Henrot-Versillé (4) , J. Hrivnac (4) , L. Iconomidou-Fayard (4) , J. Idarraga (4) , M. Kado (4) , N. Lorenzo Martinez (4) , A. Lounis (4) , N. Makovec (4) , P. Matricon (4) , F. Niedercorn (4) , L. Poggioli (4) , P. Puzo (4) , A. Renaud (4) , D. Rousseau (4) , G. Rybkin (4) , J.B. Sauvan (4) , J. Schaarschmidt (4) , A.C. Schaffer (4) , L. Serin (4) , S. Simion (4) , R. Tanaka (4) , M. Teinturier (4) , J.J. Veillet (4) , I. Vukotic (4) , F. Wicek (4) , D. Zerwas (4) , Zhiqing Zhang (4) , 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) , T. Hryn'Ova (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) , E. Petit (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) , F. Vannucci (6) , S. Aoun (7) , C. P. Bee (7) , C. Bertella (7) , N. Bousson (7) , J. C. Clémens (7) , Y. Coadou (7) , F. Djama (7) , F. Etienne (7) , L. Feligioni (7) , D. Hoffmann (7) , F. Hubaut (7) , E. B. F. G. Knoops (7) , E. Le Guirriec (7) , B. Li (7) , J. Maurer (7) , E. Monnier (7) , J. Odier (7) , P. Pralavorio (7) , A. Rozanov (7) , M. Talby (7) , N. Tannoury (7) , E. Tiouchichine (7) , S. Tisserant (7) , J. Toth (7) , F. Touchard (7) , L. Vacavant (7)
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Abstract

A search is presented for production of a heavy up-type quark (t') together with its antiparticle, assuming a significant branching ratio for subsequent decay into a W boson and a b quark. The search is based on 4.7 fb^-1 of pp collisions at sqrt(s)=7 TeV recorded in 2011 with the ATLAS detector at the CERN Large Hadron Collider. Data are analyzed in the lepton+jets final state, characterized by a high-transverse-momentum isolated electron or muon, large missing transverse momentum and at least three jets. The analysis strategy relies on the substantial boost of the W bosons in the t't'bar signal when mt'>=400 GeV. No significant excess of events above the Standard Model expectation is observed and the result of the search is interpreted in the context of fourth-generation and vector-like quark models. Under the assumption of a branching ratio BR(t'->Wb)=1, a fourth-generation t' quark with mass lower than 656 GeV is excluded at 95% confidence level. In addition, in light of the recent discovery of a new boson of mass ~126 GeV at the LHC, upper limits are derived in the two-dimensional plane of BR(t'->Wb) versus BR(t'->Ht), where H is the Standard Model Higgs boson, for vector-like quarks of various masses.

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in2p3-00744831 , version 1 (24-10-2012)

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G. Aad, S. Albrand, M.L. Andrieux, Q. Buat, B. Clement, et al.. Search for pair production of heavy top-like quarks decaying to a high-pT W boson and a b quark in the lepton plus jets final state at sqrt(s)=7 TeV with the ATLAS detector. Physics Letters B, 2013, 718, pp.1284-1302. ⟨10.1016/j.physletb.2012.11.071⟩. ⟨in2p3-00744831⟩
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