# Search for the production of an excited botto√m quark decaying to tW in proton-proton collisions at $\sqrt{s}$ = 8 TeV - Zurich Open Repository and Archive

CMS Collaboration; Canelli, F; Chiochia, V; Kilminster, B; Robmann, P; et al (2016). Search for the production of an excited botto√m quark decaying to tW in proton-proton collisions at $\sqrt{s}$ = 8 TeV. Journal of High Energy Physics, 1601:166.

## Abstract

A search is presented for a singly produced excited bottom quark (b∗) decaying to a top quark and a W boson in the all-hadronic, lepton+jets, and dilepton final states in proton-proton collisions at $\sqrt{s}$ = 8 TeV recorded by the CMS experiment at the CERN LHC. Data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 19.7 fb$^{−1}$ are used. No significant excess of events is observed with respect to standard model expectations. We set limits at 95% confidence on the product of the b∗ quark production cross section and its branching fraction to tW. The cross section limits are interpreted for scenarios including left-handed, right-handed, and vector-like couplings of the b∗ quark and are presented in the two-dimensional coupling plane based on the production and decay coupling constants. The masses of the left-handed, right-handed, and vector- like b∗ quark states are excluded at 95% confidence below 1390, 1430, and 1530 GeV, respectively, for benchmark couplings. This analysis gives the most stringent limits on the mass of the b∗ quark to date.

## Abstract

A search is presented for a singly produced excited bottom quark (b∗) decaying to a top quark and a W boson in the all-hadronic, lepton+jets, and dilepton final states in proton-proton collisions at $\sqrt{s}$ = 8 TeV recorded by the CMS experiment at the CERN LHC. Data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 19.7 fb$^{−1}$ are used. No significant excess of events is observed with respect to standard model expectations. We set limits at 95% confidence on the product of the b∗ quark production cross section and its branching fraction to tW. The cross section limits are interpreted for scenarios including left-handed, right-handed, and vector-like couplings of the b∗ quark and are presented in the two-dimensional coupling plane based on the production and decay coupling constants. The masses of the left-handed, right-handed, and vector- like b∗ quark states are excluded at 95% confidence below 1390, 1430, and 1530 GeV, respectively, for benchmark couplings. This analysis gives the most stringent limits on the mass of the b∗ quark to date.

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Item Type: Journal Article, refereed, original work 07 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute 530 Physics English 2016 09 Jan 2017 09:39 09 Jan 2017 09:48 Springer 1029-8479 Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply. https://doi.org/10.1007/JHEP01(2016)166

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