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University of Alberta
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A search for heavy gluon and vector-like quark in the 4b final state in pp collisions at 8 TeV

Jun 16, 2015, 9:45 AM
CCIS 1-160 (University of Alberta)

CCIS 1-160

University of Alberta

Oral (Student, Not in Competition) / Orale (Étudiant(e), pas dans la compétition) Particle Physics / Physique des particules (PPD) T1-5 Energy Frontier: Susy & Exotics I (PPD-DTP) / Frontière d'énergie: supersymétrie et particules exotiques I (PPD-DPT)


Frederick Dallaire (Universite de Montreal (CA))


Searches for vector-like quarks are motivated by Composite Higgs models assuming a new strong sector and predict the existence of new heavy resonances. A search for single production of vector-like quarks is performed for the through the exchange of a heavy gluon in the $p p \to G^* \to B\bar b/\bar B b \to H b \bar b \to b~\bar b~b~\bar b$ process, where $G^*$ is a heavy color octet vector resonance and $B$ a vector-like quark of charge -1/3. The largest background, QCD multi-jet, is estimated using a data-driven method. In case of no excess of events, upper limits on the production cross sections and lower limits in the 2D plane {m_G^*, m_B} will be set.

Primary author

Frederick Dallaire (Universite de Montreal (CA))

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