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Search for electroweak production of a vector-like quark decaying to a top quark and a Higgs boson using boosted topologies in fully hadronic final states

A.M. Sirunyan , M. Besançon (1) , F. Couderc (1) , M. Dejardin (1) , D. Denegri (1) , B. Fabbro (1) , J.L. Faure (1) , C. Favaro (1) , F. Ferri (1) , S. Ganjour (1) , S. Ghosh (1) , A. Givernaud (1) , P. Gras (1) , G. Hamel De Monchenault (1) , P. Jarry (1) , I. Kucher (1) , E. Locci (1) , M. Machet (1) , J. Malcles (1) , J. Rander (1) , A. Rosowsky (1) , M. Titov (1) , A. Zghiche (1) , A. Abdulsalam (2) , I. Antropov (2) , S. Baffioni (2) , F. Beaudette (2) , P. Busson (2) , L. Cadamuro (2) , E. Chapon (2) , C. Charlot (2) , O. Davignon (2) , R. Granier De Cassagnac (2) , M. Jo (2) , S. Lisniak (2) , P. Mine (2) , M. Nguyen , C. Ochando (2) , G. Ortona (2) , P. Paganini (2) , P. Pigard (2) , S. Regnard (2) , R. Salerno (2) , Y. Sirois (2) , T. Strebler (2) , Y. Yilmaz (2) , A. Zabi (2) , J.-L. Agram (3) , J. Andrea (3) , A. Aubin (3) , D. Bloch (3) , J.-M. Brom (3) , M. Buttignol (3) , E.C. Chabert (3) , N. Chanon (3) , C. Collard (3) , E. Conte (3) , X. Coubez (3) , J.-C. Fontaine , D. Gele (3) , U. Goerlach (3) , A.-C. Le Bihan (3) , P. Van Hove (3) , S. Gadrat (4) , S. Beauceron (5) , C. Bernet (5) , G. Boudoul (5) , C.A. Carrillo Montoya (5) , R. Chierici (5) , D. Contardo (5) , B. Courbon (5) , P. Depasse (5) , H. El Mamouni (5) , J. Fan (5) , J. Fay (5) , S. Gascon (5) , M. Gouzevitch (5) , G. Grenier (5) , B. Ille (5) , Fabienne Lagarde (5) , I.B. Laktineh (5) , M. Lethuillier (5) , L. Mirabito (5) , A.L. Pequegnot (5) , S. Perries (5) , A. Popov , D. Sabes (5) , V. Sordini (5) , M. Vander Donckt (5) , P. Verdier (5) , S. Viret (5)
A.M. Sirunyan
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P. Busson
R. Granier De Cassagnac
M. Nguyen
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P. Paganini
T. Strebler
J.-L. Agram
N. Chanon
C. Collard
E. Conte
J.-C. Fontaine
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D. Contardo
M. Gouzevitch
Fabienne Lagarde
M. Lethuillier
A. Popov
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V. Sordini
P. Verdier
S. Viret

Abstract

A search is performed for electroweak production of a vector-like top quark partner T of charge 2/3 in association with a standard model top or bottom quark, using 2.3 inverse femtobarns of proton-proton collision data at sqrt(s)= 13 TeV collected by the CMS experiment at the CERN LHC. The search targets T quarks decaying to a top quark and a Higgs boson in fully hadronic final states. For a T quark with mass above 1 TeV the daughter top quark and Higgs boson are highly Lorentz-boosted and can each appear as a single hadronic jet. Jet substructure and b tagging techniques are used to identify the top quark and Higgs boson jets, and to suppress the standard model backgrounds. An excess of events is searched for in the T quark candidate mass distribution in the data, which is found to be consistent with the expected backgrounds. Upper limits at 95% confidence level are set on the product of the single T quark production cross sections and the branching fraction B(T to tH), and these vary between 0.31 and 0.93 pb for T quark masses in the range 1000-1800 GeV. This is the first search for single electroweak production of a vector-like T quark in fully hadronic final states.
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in2p3-01419177 , version 1 (12-12-2018)

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A.M. Sirunyan, M. Besançon, F. Couderc, M. Dejardin, D. Denegri, et al.. Search for electroweak production of a vector-like quark decaying to a top quark and a Higgs boson using boosted topologies in fully hadronic final states. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2017, 04 (4), pp.136. ⟨10.1007/JHEP04(2017)136⟩. ⟨in2p3-01419177⟩
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