Search for heavy particles decaying into a top-quark pair in the fully hadronic final state in pp collisions at √s=13  TeV with the ATLAS detector

Franconi, Laura; Miucci, Antonio; Merlassino, Claudia; Haug, Sigve; Weber, Michael; Anders, John Kenneth; Beck, Hans Peter; Ereditato, Antonio; Weston, Thomas Daniel (2019). Search for heavy particles decaying into a top-quark pair in the fully hadronic final state in pp collisions at √s=13  TeV with the ATLAS detector. Physical review. D - particles, fields, gravitation, and cosmology, 99(9) American Physical Society 10.1103/PhysRevD.99.092004

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A search for new particles decaying into a pair of top quarks is performed using proton-proton collision data recorded with the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider at a center-of-mass energy of √s=13  TeV corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 36.1  fb−1. Events consistent with top-quark pair production and the fully hadronic decay mode of the top quarks are selected by requiring multiple high transverse momentum jets including those containing b-hadrons. Two analysis techniques, exploiting dedicated top-quark pair reconstruction in different kinematic regimes, are used to optimize the search sensitivity to new hypothetical particles over a wide mass range. The invariant mass distribution of the two reconstructed top-quark candidates is examined for resonant production of new particles with various spins and decay widths. No significant deviation from the Standard Model prediction is observed and limits are set on the production cross-section times branching fraction for new hypothetical Z′ bosons, dark-matter mediators, Kaluza-Klein gravitons and Kaluza-Klein gluons. By comparing with the predicted production cross sections, the Z′ boson in the topcolor-assisted-technicolor model is excluded for masses up to 3.1–3.6 TeV, the dark-matter mediators in a simplified framework are excluded in the mass ranges from 0.8 to 0.9 TeV and from 2.0 to 2.2 TeV, and the Kaluza-Klein gluon is excluded for masses up to 3.4 TeV, depending on the decay widths of the particles.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

10 Strategic Research Centers > Albert Einstein Center for Fundamental Physics (AEC)
08 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute > Laboratory for High Energy Physics (LHEP)

UniBE Contributor:

Franconi, Laura; Miucci, Antonio; Merlassino, Claudia; Haug, Sigve; Weber, Michael; Anders, John Kenneth; Beck, Hans Peter; Ereditato, Antonio and Weston, Thomas Daniel

Subjects:

500 Science > 530 Physics

ISSN:

1550-7998

Publisher:

American Physical Society

Language:

English

Submitter:

BORIS Import LHEP

Date Deposited:

17 Jun 2020 17:04

Last Modified:

21 Jun 2020 02:39

Publisher DOI:

10.1103/PhysRevD.99.092004

Additional Information:

Kollaboration - Es sind nur die Berner AutorInnen namentlich erwaehnt; The ATLAS collaboration

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.143594

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/143594

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