Publications by Cigdem Issever

Search for pair production of heavy top-like quarks decaying to a high-pT W boson and a b quark in the lepton plus jets final state at s=7TeV with the ATLAS detector

Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics 718 (2013) 1284-1302

G Aad, T Abajyan, B Abbott, J Abdallah, S Abdel Khalek, AA Abdelalim, O Abdinov, R Aben, B Abi, M Abolins, OS AbouZeid, H Abramowicz, H Abreu, BS Acharya, BS Acharya, L Adamczyk, DL Adams, TN Addy, J Adelman, S Adomeit, P Adragna, T Adye, S Aefsky, JA Aguilar-Saavedra, M Agustoni, M Aharrouche, SP Ahlen, F Ahles, A Ahmad, M Ahsan, G Aielli, G Aielli, TPA Åkesson, G Akimoto, AV Akimov, MS Alam, MA Alam, J Albert, S Albrand, M Aleksa, IN Aleksandrov, F Alessandria, C Alexa, G Alexander, G Alexandre, T Alexopoulos, M Alhroob, M Alhroob, M Aliev, G Alimonti, J Alison, BMM Allbrooke, PP Allport, SE Allwood-Spiers, J Almond, A Aloisio, A Aloisio, R Alon, A Alonso, F Alonso, A Altheimer, B Alvarez Gonzalez, MG Alviggi, MG Alviggi, K Amako, C Amelung, VV Ammosov, SP Amor Dos Santos, A Amorim, N Amram, C Anastopoulos, LS Ancu, N Andari, T Andeen, CF Anders, G Anders, KJ Anderson, A Andreazza, A Andreazza, V Andrei, ML Andrieux, XS Anduaga, S Angelidakis, P Anger, A Angerami, F Anghinolfi, A Anisenkov, N Anjos, A Annovi, A Antonaki, M Antonelli, A Antonov, J Antos, F Anulli, M Aoki, S Aoun, L Aperio Bella, R Apolle, G Arabidze, I Aracena

A search is presented for production of a heavy up-type quark (t') together with its antiparticle, assuming a significant branching ratio for subsequent decay into a W boson and a b quark. The search is based on 4.7 fb-1 of pp collisions at s=7TeV recorded in 2011 with the ATLAS detector at the CERN Large Hadron Collider. Data are analyzed in the lepton+jets final state, characterized by a high-transverse-momentum isolated electron or muon, large missing transverse momentum and at least three jets. The analysis strategy relies on the substantial boost of the W bosons in the t't̄' signal when mt'≳400GeV. No significant excess of events above the Standard Model expectation is observed and the result of the search is interpreted in the context of fourth-generation and vector-like quark models. Under the assumption of a branching ratio BR(t'→Wb)=1, a fourth-generation t' quark with mass lower than 656GeV is excluded at 95% confidence level. In addition, in light of the recent discovery of a new boson of mass ~126GeV at the LHC, upper limits are derived in the two-dimensional plane of BR(t'→Wb) versus BR(t'→Ht), where H is the Standard Model Higgs boson, for vector-like quarks of various masses. © 2012 CERN.

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