Search for resonant production of tt¯ decaying to jets in pp¯ collisions at s=1.96 TeV Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • This paper reports a search for nonstandard model topquark resonances, Z′, decaying to tt̄→W+bW -b̄, where both W decay to quarks. We examine the top-antitop quark invariant mass spectrum for the presence of narrow resonant states. The search uses a data sample of pp̄ collisions at a center of mass energy of 1.96 TeV collected by the CDF II detector at the Fermilab Tevatron, with an integrated luminosity of 2.8fb-1. No evidence for top-antitop quark resonant production is found. We place upper limits on the production cross section times branching ratio for a specific topcolor assisted technicolor model in which the Z′ has a width of Γ Z′=0.012MZ′. Within this model, we exclude a Z′ boson with masses below 805GeV/c2 at the 95% confidence level. © 2011 American Physical Society.

author list (cited authors)

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

citation count

  • 18

publication date

  • October 2011