Search for a fourth generation t quark in pp̄ collisions at √s=1.96TeV

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Abstract

We present a search for pair production of a fourth generation t quark and its antiparticle, followed by their decays to a W boson and a jet, based on an integrated luminosity of 5.3fb-1 of proton-antiproton collisions at √s=1.96TeV collected by the D0 Collaboration at the Fermilab Tevatron Collider. We set upper limits on the tt̄′ production cross section that exclude at the 95% C.L. a t quark that decays exclusively to W+jet with a mass below 285 GeV. We observe a small excess in the μ+jets channel which reduces the mass range excluded compared to the expected limit of 320 GeV in the absence of a signal.

Original languageEnglish
Article number082001
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume107
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Aug 16

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The financial support of the Paul Instrument Fund of The Royal Society and the Science and Engineering Research Council is gratefully acknowledged. One of us (R.T.E.) is supported by AWRE, Aldermaston and another (D.R.W.) is supported by an SERC CASE Studentship in collaboration with AWRE. Particular thanks are due to Mr M. C. Jackson and Mr R. D. Long for their assistance with the electronic equipment and to Mr S. D. Rothman for his work on developing the computer program. We would also wish to thank the staff of the MERLIN laser facility.

Funding Information:
This work has been carried out with the support of Procurement Executive, Ministry of Defence.

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