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Title: Search for neutral color-octet weak-triplet scalar particles in proton-proton collisions at √s = 8 TeV

A search for pair production of neutral color-octet weak-triplet scalar particles (Θ 0) is performed in processes where one Θ 0 decays to a pair of b quark jets and the other to a Z boson plus a jet, with the Z boson decaying to a pair of electrons or muons. The search is performed with data collected by the CMS experiment at the CERN LHC corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 19.7 fb –1 of proton-proton collisions at √s = 8 TeV. The number of observed events is found to be in agreement with the standard model predictions. The 95% confidence level upper limit on the product of the cross section and branching fraction is obtained as a function of the Θ 0 mass. The 95% confidence level lower bounds on the Θ 0 mass are found to be 623 and 426 GeV, for two different octo-triplet theoretical scenarios. These are the first direct experimental bounds on particles predicted by the octo-triplet model.
  1. Yerevan Physics Inst. (YerPhI), Yerevan (Armenia). et al.
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Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-PUB-15-246-CMS; CERN-PH-EP-2015-119; CMS-EXO-12-007
Journal ID: ISSN 1029-8479; arXiv eprint number arXiv:1505.08118
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Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of High Energy Physics (Online)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Journal of High Energy Physics (Online); Journal ID: ISSN 1029-8479
Springer Berlin
Research Org:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
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Country of Publication:
United States
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; Experiment-HEP; exotics; Hadron-Hadron Scattering