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A Search for Vector-Like Quarks with the CMS Detector at the LHC
by Band, Reyer Edmond, Ph.D., University of California, Davis, 2020, 128; 28149622
Abstract (Summary)

A search for the pair-production of vector-like T and B quarks decaying into an all-hadronic final state is presented. Data corresponding to 35.9 fb−1 collected by CMS during 2016 at the LHC are analyzed. The analysis makes use of jet substructure and mass drop techniques to identify jets coming from boosted W decays, and is optimized for the discovery of a T quark decaying to a bottom quark and a W boson. The scalar sum of jet momenta is tested for the presence of signal, and upper limits at the 95% confidence level are established on the existence of the T and B for masses less than 1040 GeV and 1070 GeV respectively.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Erbacher, Robin D.
Commitee: Conway, John, Mulhearn, Michael
School: University of California, Davis
Department: Physics
School Location: United States -- California
Source: DAI-B 82/8(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Physics, Particle physics
Keywords: Vector-like quarks, Boson, Compact Muon Solenoid, Large Hadron Collider
Publication Number: 28149622
ISBN: 9798582531241
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