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Search for pair production of a new heavy quark that decays into a $W$ boson and a light quark in $pp$ collisions at $\sqrt{s} = 8$ TeV with the ATLAS detector

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Original languageEnglish
Article numberAad:2015tba
Pages (from-to)112007
JournalPhysical Review
VolumeD92
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Dec 2015

Abstract

A search is presented for pair production of a new heavy quark ($Q$) that decays into a $W$ boson and a light quark ($q$) in the final state where one $W$ boson decays leptonically (to an electron or muon plus a neutrino) and the other $W$ boson decays hadronically. The analysis is performed using an integrated luminosity of 20.3 fb$^{-1}$ of $pp$ collisions at $\sqrt{s} = 8$ TeV collected by the ATLAS detector at the LHC. No evidence of $Q\bar{Q}$ production is observed. New chiral quarks with masses below 690 GeV are excluded at 95% confidence level, assuming BR$(Q\to Wq)=1$. Results are also interpreted in the context of vectorlike quark models, resulting in the limits on the mass of a vectorlike quark in the two-dimensional plane of BR$(Q\to Wq)$ versus BR$(Q\to Hq)$.

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