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Search for pair production of excited top quarks in the lepton+jets final state

S. Chatrchyan M. Besancon 1 F. Couderc 1 M. Dejardin 1 D. Denegri 1 B. Fabbro 1 J.L. Faure 1 F. Ferri 1 S. Ganjour 1 A. Givernaud 1 P. Gras 1 G. Hamel de Monchenault 1 P. Jarry 1 E. Locci 1 J. Malcles 1 L. Millischer 1 A. Nayak 1 J. Rander 1 A. Rosowsky 1 M. Titov 1 S. Baffioni 2 F. Beaudette 2 L. Benhabib 2 M. Bluj 2 P. Busson 2 C. Charlot 2 N. Daci 2 T. Dahms 2 M. Dalchenko 2 L. Dobrzynski 2 A. Florent 2 R. Granier de Cassagnac 2 M. Haguenauer 2 P. Miné 2 C. Mironov 2 I.N. Naranjo 2 M. Nguyen 2 C. Ochando 2 P. Paganini 2 D. Sabes 2 R. Salerno 2 Y. Sirois 2 C. Veelken 2 A. Zabi 2 J.-L. Agram 3 J. Andrea 3 D. Bloch 3 J.-M. Brom 3 E.C. Chabert 3 C. Collard 3 E. Conte 3 F. Drouhin 3 J.-C. Fontaine 3 D. Gelé 3 U. Goerlach 3 C. Goetzmann 3 P. Juillot 3 A.-C. Le Bihan 3 P. van Hove 3 S. Gadrat 4 S. Beauceron 5 N. Beaupere 5 G. Boudoul 5 S. Brochet 5 J. Chasserat 5 R. Chierici 5 D. Contardo 5 P. Depasse 5 H. El Mamouni 5 J. Fan 5 J. Fay 5 S. Gascon 5 M. Gouzevitch 5 B. Ille 5 T. Kurca 5 M. Lethuillier 5 L. Mirabito 5 S. Perries 5 L. Sgandurra 5 V. Sordini 5 M. Vander Donckt 5 P. Verdier 5 S. Viret 5 
Abstract : A search is performed for pair-produced spin-3/2 excited top quarks (t* t*-bar), each decaying to a top quark and a gluon. The search uses data collected with the CMS detector from pp collisions at a center-of-mass energy of sqrt(s)=8 TeV, selecting events that have a single isolated muon or electron, an imbalance in transverse momentum, and at least six jets, of which one must be compatible with originating from the fragmentation of a b quark. The data, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 19.5 inverse femtobarns, show no significant excess over standard model predictions, and provide a lower limit of 803 GeV at 95% confidence on the mass of the spin-3/2 t* quark in an extension of the Randall-Sundrum model, assuming a 100% branching fraction of its decay into a top quark and a gluon. This is the first search for a spin-3/2 excited top quark performed at the LHC.
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S. Chatrchyan, M. Besancon, F. Couderc, M. Dejardin, D. Denegri, et al.. Search for pair production of excited top quarks in the lepton+jets final state. Journal of High Energy Physics, Springer, 2014, 6, pp.125. ⟨10.1007/JHEP06(2014)125⟩. ⟨in2p3-00912494⟩

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