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Title: Search for vector-like charge 2/3 T quarks in proton-proton collisions at $$\sqrt{s}$$ = 8 TeV

Our search for fermionic top quark partners T of charge 2/3 is presented. The search is carried out in proton-proton collisions corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 19.7 fb-1 collected at a center-of-mass energy of √s = 8 TeV with the CMS detector at the LHC. The T quarks are assumed to be produced strongly in pairs and can decay into tH, tZ, and bW. The search is performed in five exclusive channels: a singlelepton channel, a multilepton channel, two all-hadronic channels optimized either for the bW or the tH decay, and one channel in which the Higgs boson decays into two photons. The results are found to be compatible with the standard model expectations in all the investigated final states. Finally, a statistical combination of these results is performed and lower limits on the T quark mass are set. Depending on the branching fractions, lower mass limits between 720 and 920 GeV at 95% confidence level are found. These are among the strongest limits on vector-like T quarks obtained to date.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Yerevan Physics Inst. (YerPhI) (Armenia). et al.
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-PUB-15-420-CMS; CMS-B2G-13-005, CERN-PH-EP-2015-228
Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0010; PRVDAQ; arXiv eprint number arXiv:1509.04177
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-07CH11359
Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review D
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 93; Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0010
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Research Org:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Contributing Orgs:
CMS Collaboration
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS
OSTI Identifier:
1235632
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1223255