We investigate the production of vector-like quarks with charge 5/3 at the LHC and their subsequent decays into new singly or doubly charged bosons plus a heavy quark (top or bottom). In particular, we explore final states with same-sign di-leptons (electron or muon pairs), with the leptons coming from the decay of the new bosons and, in the case of production of singly charged bosons, from top quarks as well. These processes are predicted by classes of models based on extensions of the gauge group of the Standard Model, such as the 331 Model, where the electroweak symmetry is described by SU(3)(L) x U(1)(X), X being a new abelian charge. For this purpose, a CMS search for vector-like partners with charge 5/3 decaying into Wt is recast to obtain model-independent bounds and projected reaches at future luminosity stages of the LHC. The results are then interpreted as mass bounds for the new particles predicted in the 331 Model and as a constraint on the scale of its spontaneous symmetry breaking. The complete set of model-independent results are provided as recast efficiencies, to allow for reinterpretation in different scenarios.

Vector-like quarks decaying into singly and doubly charged bosons at LHC

Luca Panizzi;
2021-01-01

Abstract

We investigate the production of vector-like quarks with charge 5/3 at the LHC and their subsequent decays into new singly or doubly charged bosons plus a heavy quark (top or bottom). In particular, we explore final states with same-sign di-leptons (electron or muon pairs), with the leptons coming from the decay of the new bosons and, in the case of production of singly charged bosons, from top quarks as well. These processes are predicted by classes of models based on extensions of the gauge group of the Standard Model, such as the 331 Model, where the electroweak symmetry is described by SU(3)(L) x U(1)(X), X being a new abelian charge. For this purpose, a CMS search for vector-like partners with charge 5/3 decaying into Wt is recast to obtain model-independent bounds and projected reaches at future luminosity stages of the LHC. The results are then interpreted as mass bounds for the new particles predicted in the 331 Model and as a constraint on the scale of its spontaneous symmetry breaking. The complete set of model-independent results are provided as recast efficiencies, to allow for reinterpretation in different scenarios.
2021
Beyond Standard Model
Gauge Symmetry
Heavy Quark Physics
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