Reconstructing singly produced top partners in decays toWb

Gutierrez, N., Ferrando, J., Kar, D. and Spannowsky, M. (2014) Reconstructing singly produced top partners in decays toWb. Physical Review D, 90, 075009. (doi: 10.1103/PhysRevD.90.075009)

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Fermionic top partners are a feature of many models of physics beyond the standard model. We propose a search strategy for single production of top partners focusing specifically on the dominant decay to Wb. The enormous background can be reduced by exploiting jet substructure to suppress top-pair production and by requiring a forward jet. This simple strategy is shown to produce a sensitive search for single top-partner production, in the context of composite Higgs models, that has competitive mass reach with existing experimental searches for top-partner-pair production at the 8 TeV LHC.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Ferrando, Dr James and Kar, Dr Deepak
Authors: Gutierrez, N., Ferrando, J., Kar, D., and Spannowsky, M.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Physical Review D
Publisher:American Physical Society
ISSN (Online):1550-2368

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