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Title: Same-sign dilepton excesses and vector-like quarks

Multiple analyses from ATLAS and CMS collaborations, including searches for ttH production, supersymmetric particles and vector-like quarks, observed excesses in the same-sign dilepton channel containing b-jets and missing transverse energy in the LHC Run 1 data. In the context of little Higgs theories with T parity, we explain these excesses using vector-like T-odd quarks decaying into a top quark, a W boson and the lightest T-odd particle (LTP). For heavy vector-like quarks, decay topologies containing the LTP have not been searched for at the LHC. The bounds on the masses of the T-odd quarks can be estimated in a simplified model approach by adapting the search limits for top/bottom squarks in supersymmetry. Assuming a realistic decay branching fraction, a benchmark with a 750 GeV T-odd b' quark is proposed. In conclusion, we also comment on the possibility to fit excesses in different analyses in a common framework.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3]
  1. National Taiwan Normal Univ., Taipei (Taiwan). Dept. of Physics
  2. Univ. of California, Davis, CA (United States). Dept. of Physics
  3. Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL (United States). Dept. of Physics and Astronomy; Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States). High Energy Physics Division
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-06CH11357; SC0010143; SC-000999; 02-2112-M-003-001-MY3
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of High Energy Physics (Online)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Journal of High Energy Physics (Online); Journal Volume: 2016; Journal Issue: 3; Journal ID: ISSN 1029-8479
Publisher:
Springer Berlin
Research Org:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS
OSTI Identifier:
1336261