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Search for Resonant Top-Antitop Production in the Lepton Plus Jets Decay Mode Using the Full CDF Data Set


CDF Collaboration; et al; Canelli, F; Kilminster, B (2013). Search for Resonant Top-Antitop Production in the Lepton Plus Jets Decay Mode Using the Full CDF Data Set. Physical Review Letters, 110(12):121802.

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This Letter reports a search for a narrow resonant state decaying into two W bosons and two b quarks where one W boson decays leptonically and the other decays into a quark-antiquark pair. The search is particularly sensitive to top-antitop resonant production. We use the full data sample of proton-antiproton collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 1.96 TeV collected by the CDF II detector at the Fermilab Tevatron, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 9.45  fb−1. No evidence for resonant production is found, and upper limits on the production cross section times branching ratio for a narrow resonant state are extracted. Within a specific benchmark model, we exclude a Z′ boson with mass, MZ′, below 915  GeV/c2 decaying into a top-antitop pair at the 95% credibility level assuming a Z′ boson decay width of ΓZ′=0.012MZ′. This is the most sensitive search for a narrow qq¯-initiated tt¯ resonance in the mass region below 750  GeV/c2.

Abstract

This Letter reports a search for a narrow resonant state decaying into two W bosons and two b quarks where one W boson decays leptonically and the other decays into a quark-antiquark pair. The search is particularly sensitive to top-antitop resonant production. We use the full data sample of proton-antiproton collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 1.96 TeV collected by the CDF II detector at the Fermilab Tevatron, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 9.45  fb−1. No evidence for resonant production is found, and upper limits on the production cross section times branching ratio for a narrow resonant state are extracted. Within a specific benchmark model, we exclude a Z′ boson with mass, MZ′, below 915  GeV/c2 decaying into a top-antitop pair at the 95% credibility level assuming a Z′ boson decay width of ΓZ′=0.012MZ′. This is the most sensitive search for a narrow qq¯-initiated tt¯ resonance in the mass region below 750  GeV/c2.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute
Dewey Decimal Classification:530 Physics
Language:English
Date:2013
Deposited On:19 Feb 2014 16:23
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 17:37
Publisher:American Physical Society
ISSN:0031-9007
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.110.121802

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