Search for a heavy particle decaying to a top quark and a light quark in pp¯ collisions at s√=1.96  TeV

Aaltonen, T. et al. (2012) Search for a heavy particle decaying to a top quark and a light quark in pp¯ collisions at s√=1.96  TeV. Physical Review Letters, 108(21), p. 211805. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.108.211805)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.108.211805

Abstract

We present a search for a new heavy particle X produced in association with a top quark, pp¯→t(X→t¯q) or pp¯→t¯(X¯¯¯→tq¯), where q stands for up quarks and down quarks. Such a particle may explain the recent anomalous measurements of top-quark forward-backward asymmetry. If the light-flavor quark (q) is reconstructed as a jet (j), this gives a t¯+j or t+j resonance in tt¯+jet events, a previously unexplored experimental signature. In a sample of events with exactly one lepton, missing transverse momentum and at least five jets, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 8.7  fb−1 collected by the CDF II detector, we find the data to be consistent with the standard model. We set cross-section upper limits on the production (pp¯→Xt or X¯¯¯t¯) at 95% confidence level from 0.61 pb to 0.02 pb for X masses ranging from 200  GeV/c2 to 800  GeV/c2, respectively.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Robson, Professor Aidan and Buzatu, Dr Adrian and Bussey, Dr Peter and St Denis, Dr Richard
Authors: Aaltonen, T., Adelman, J., Álvarez González, B., Amerio, S., Amidei, D., Anastassov, A., Annovi, A., Antos, J., Apollinari, G., Appel, J. A., Arisawa, T., Artikov, A., Asaadi, J., Ashmanskas, W., Auerbach, B., Aurisano, A., Azfar, F., Badgett, W., Bae, T., Barbaro-Galtieri, A., Barnes, V. E., Barnett, B. A., Barria, P., Bartos, P., Bauce, M., Bedeschi, F., Behari, S., Bellettini, G., Bellinger, J., Benjamin, D., Beretvas, A., Bhatti, A., Bisello, D., Bizjak, I., Bland, K. R., Blumenfeld, B., Bocci, A., Bodek, A., Bortoletto, D., Boudreau, J., Boveia, A., Brigliadori, L., Bromberg, C., Brucken, E., Budagov, J., Budd, H. S., Burkett, K., Busetto, G., Bussey, P., Buzatu, A., Calamba, A., Calancha, C., Camarda, S., Campanelli, M., Campbell, M., Canelli, F., Carls, B., Carlsmith, D., Carosi, R., Carrillo, S., Carron, S., Casal, B., Casarsa, M., Castro, A., Catastini, P., Cauz, D., Cavaliere, V., Cavalli-Sforza, M., Cerri, A., Cerrito, L., Chen, Y. C., Chertok, M., Chiarelli, G., Chlachidze, G., Chlebana, F., Cho, K., Chokheli, D., Chung, W. H., Chung, Y. S., Ciocci, M. A., Clark, A., Clarke, C., Compostella, G., Convery, M. E., Conway, J., Corbo, M., Cordelli, M., Cox, C. A., Cox, D. J., Crescioli, F., Cuevas, J., Culbertson, R., Dagenhart, D., d’Ascenzo, N., Datta, M., de Barbaro, P., Dell’Orso, M., Demortier, L., Deninno, M., Devoto, F., d’Errico, M., Di Canto, A., Di Ruzza, B., Dittmann, J. R., D’Onofrio, M., Donati, S., Dong, P., Dorigo, M., Dorigo, T., Ebina, K., Elagin, A., Eppig, A., Erbacher, R., Errede, S., Ershaidat, N., Eusebi, R., Farrington, S., Feindt, M., Fernandez, J. P., Field, R., Flanagan, G., Forrest, R., Frank, M. J., Franklin, M., Freeman, J. C., Funakoshi, Y., Furic, I., Gallinaro, M., Garcia, J. E., Garfinkel, A. F., Garosi, P., Gerberich, H., Gerchtein, E., Giagu, S., Giakoumopoulou, V., Giannetti, P., Gibson, K., Ginsburg, C. M., Giokaris, N., Giromini, P., Giurgiu, G., Glagolev, V., Glenzinski, D., Gold, M., Goldin, D., Goldschmidt, N., Golossanov, A., Gomez, G., Gomez-Ceballos, G., Goncharov, M., González, O., Gorelov, I., Goshaw, A. T., Goulianos, K., Grinstein, S., Grosso-Pilcher, C., Group, R. C., Guimaraes da Costa, J., Hahn, S. R., Halkiadakis, E., Hamaguchi, A., Han, J. Y., Happacher, F., Hara, K., Hare, D., Hare, M., Harr, R. F., Hatakeyama, K., Hays, C., Heck, M., Heinrich, J., Herndon, M., Hewamanage, S., Hocker, A., Hopkins, W., Horn, D., Hou, S., Hughes, R. E., Hurwitz, M., Husemann, U., Hussain, N., Hussein, M., Huston, J., Introzzi, G., Iori, M., Ivanov, A., James, E., Jang, D., Jayatilaka, B., Jeon, E. J., Jindariani, S., Jones, M., Joo, K. K., Jun, S. Y., Junk, T. R., Kamon, T., Karchin, P. E., Kasmi, A., Kato, Y., Ketchum, W., Keung, J., Khotilovich, V., Kilminster, B., Kim, D. H., Kim, H. S., Kim, J. E., Kim, M. J., Kim, S. B., Kim, S. H., Kim, Y. K., Kim, Y. J., Kimura, N., Kirby, M., Klimenko, S., Knoepfel, K., Kondo, K., Kong, D. J., Konigsberg, J., Kotwal, A. V., Kreps, M., Kroll, J., Krop, D., Kruse, M., Krutelyov, V., Kuhr, T., Kurata, M., Kwang, S., Laasanen, A. T., Lami, S., Lammel, S., Lancaster, M., Lander, R. L., Lannon, K., Lath, A., Latino, G., LeCompte, T., Lee, E., Lee, H. S., Lee, J. S., Lee, S. W., Leo, S., Leone, S., Lewis, J. D., Limosani, A., Lin, C.-J., Lindgren, M., Lipeles, E., Lister, A., Litvintsev, D. O., Liu, C., Liu, H., Liu, Q., Liu, T., Lockwitz, S., Loginov, A., Lucchesi, D., Lueck, J., Lujan, P., Lukens, P., Lungu, G., Lys, J., Lysak, R., Madrak, R., Maeshima, K., Maestro, P., Malik, S., Manca, G., Manousakis-Katsikakis, A., Margaroli, F., Marino, C., Martínez, M., Mastrandrea, P., Matera, K., Mattson, M. E., Mazzacane, A., Mazzanti, P., McFarland, K. S., McIntyre, P., McNulty, R., Mehta, A., Mehtala, P., Mesropian, C., Miao, T., Mietlicki, D., Mitra, A., Miyake, H., Moed, S., Moggi, N., Mondragon, M. N., Moon, C. S., Moore, R., Morello, M. J., Morlock, J., Movilla Fernandez, P., Mukherjee, A., Muller, T., Murat, P., Mussini, M., Nachtman, J., Nagai, Y., Naganoma, J., Nakano, I., Napier, A., Nett, J., Neu, C., Neubauer, M. S., Nielsen, J., Nodulman, L., Noh, S. Y., Norniella, O., Oakes, L., Oh, S. H., Oh, Y. D., Oksuzian, I., Okusawa, T., Orava, R., Ortolan, L., Pagan Griso, S., Pagliarone, C., Palencia, E., Papadimitriou, V., Paramonov, A. A., Patrick, J., Pauletta, G., Paulini, M., Paus, C., Pellett, D. E., Penzo, A., Phillips, T. J., Piacentino, G., Pianori, E., Pilot, J., Pitts, K., Plager, C., Pondrom, L., Poprocki, S., Potamianos, K., Prokoshin, F., Pranko, A., Ptohos, F., Punzi, G., Rahaman, A., Ramakrishnan, V., Ranjan, N., Rao, K., Redondo, I., Renton, P., Rescigno, M., Riddick, T., Rimondi, F., Ristori, L., Robson, A., Rodrigo, T., Rodriguez, T., Rogers, E., Rolli, S., Roser, R., Ruffini, F., Ruiz, A., Russ, J., Rusu, V., Safonov, A., Sakumoto, W. 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L., Wakisaka, T., Wallny, R., Wang, S. M., Warburton, A., Waters, D., Wester, W. C., Whiteson, D., Wicklund, A. B., Wicklund, E., Wilbur, S., Wick, F., Williams, H. H., Wilson, J. S., Wilson, P., Winer, B. L., Wittich, P., Wolbers, S., Wolfe, H., Wright, T., Wu, X., Wu, Z., Yamamoto, K., Yamato, D., Yang, T., Yang, U. K., Yang, Y. C., Yao, W.-M., Yeh, G. P., Yi, K., Yoh, J., Yorita, K., Yoshida, T., Yu, G. B., Yu, I., Yu, S. S., Yun, J. C., Zanetti, A., Zeng, Y., Zhou, C., and Zucchelli, S.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Physical Review Letters
Publisher:American Physical Society
ISSN:0031-9007
ISSN (Online):1079-7114

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