Journal article

Search for heavy vector-like quarks coupling to light quarks in proton-proton collisions at root s=7 TeV with the ATLAS detector

G Aad, B Abbott, J Abdallah, S Abdel Khalek, AA Abdelalim, A Abdesselam, O Abdinov, B Abi, M Abolins, OSS AbouZeid, H Abramowicz, H Abreu, E Acerbi, BS Acharya, L Adamczyk, DL Adams, TN Addy, J Adelman, M Aderholz, S Adomeit Show all

PHYSICS LETTERS B | ELSEVIER | Published : 2012

Abstract

This Letter presents a search for singly produced vector-like quarks, Q, coupling to light quarks, q. The search is sensitive to both charged current (CC) and neutral current (NC) processes, pp?Qq?Wqq ' and pp?Qq?Zqq ' with a leptonic decay of the vector gauge boson. In 1.04fb -1 of data taken in 2011 by the ATLAS experiment at a center-of-mass energy vs=7 TeV, no evidence of such heavy vector-like quarks is observed above the expected Standard Model background. Limits on the heavy vector-like quark production cross section times branching ratio as a function of mass m Q are obtained. For a coupling ?qQ=v/mQ, where v is the Higgs vacuum expectation value, 95% C.L. lower limits on the mass of..

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Funding Acknowledgements

We acknowledge the support of ANPCyT, Argentina; YerPhI, Armenia; ARC, Australia; BMWF, Austria; ANAS, Azerbaijan; SSTC, Belarus; CNPq and FAPESP, Brazil; NSERC, NRC and CFI, Canada; CERN; CONICYT, Chile; CAS, MOST and NSFC, China; COLCIENCIAS, Colombia; MSMT CR, MPO CR and VSC CR, Czech Republic; DNRF, DNSRC and Lundbeck Foundation, Denmark; ARTEMIS, European Union; IN2P3-CNRS, CEA-DSM/IRFU, France; GNAS, Georgia; BMBF, DFG, HGF, MPG and AvH Foundation, Germany; GSRT, Greece; ISF, MINERVA, GIF, DIP and Benoziyo Center, Israel; INFN, Italy; MEXT and JSPS, Japan; CNRST, Morocco; FOM and NWO, Netherlands; RCN, Norway; MNiSW, Poland; GRICES and FCT, Portugal; MERYS (MECTS), Romania; MES of Russia and ROSATOM, Russian Federation; JINR; MSTD, Serbia; MSSR, Slovakia; ARRS and MVZT, Slovenia; DST/NRF, South Africa; MICINN, Spain; SRC and Wallenberg Foundation, Sweden; SER, SNSF and Cantons of Bern and Geneva, Switzerland; NSC, Taiwan; TAEK, Turkey; STFC, the Royal Society and Leverhulme Trust, United Kingdom; DOE and NSF, United States of America.