Search for a heavy bottom-like quark in pp collisions at s=7 TeV Academic Article uri icon


  • A search for pair-produced bottom-like quarks in pp collisions at s=7 TeV is conducted with the CMS experiment at the LHC. The decay b'tW is considered in this search. The b'b'tW-tW+ process can be identified by the distinctive signature of trileptons and same-sign dileptons. With a data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 34 pb-1, no excess above the standard model background predictions is observed and a b' quark with a mass between 255 and 361 GeV/c2 is excluded at the 95% confidence level. 2011 CERN.

published proceedings

  • Physics Letters B

author list (cited authors)

  • Chatrchyan, S., Khachatryan, V., Sirunyan, A. M., Tumasyan, A., Adam, W., Bergauer, T., ... Weinberg, M.

publication date

  • January 1, 2011 11:11 AM