Search for a Heavy Toplike Quark in pp¯ Collisions at s=1.96 TeV Academic Article uri icon


  • We present the results of a search for pair production of a heavy toplike (t') quark decaying to Wq final states using data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 5.6 fb(-1) collected by the CDF II detector in pp collisions at √s=1.96 TeV. We perform parallel searches for t'→Wb and t'→Wq (where q is a generic down-type quark) in events containing a lepton and four or more jets. By performing a fit to the two-dimensional distribution of total transverse energy versus reconstructed t' quark mass, we set upper limits on the t't' production cross section and exclude a standard model fourth-generation t' quark decaying to Wb (Wq) with mass below 358 (340) GeV/c(2) at 95% C.L.

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  • 0.25

author list (cited authors)

  • Aaltonen, T., González, B., Amerio, S., Amidei, D., Anastassov, A., Annovi, A., ... Zucchelli, S.

citation count

  • 30

publication date

  • December 2011