Search for heavy particles in the b -tagged dijet mass distribution with additional b -tagged jets in proton-proton collisions at s =13 TeV with the ATLAS experiment

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A search optimized for new heavy particles decaying to two b-quarks and produced in association with additional b-quarks is reported. The sensitivity is improved by b-tagging at least one lower-pT jet in addition to the two highest-pT jets. The data used in this search correspond to an integrated luminosity of 103 fb-1 collected with a dedicated trijet trigger during the 2017 and 2018 s=13 TeV proton-proton collision runs with the ATLAS detector at the LHC. The search looks for resonant peaks in the b-tagged dijet invariant mass spectrum over a smoothly falling background. The background is estimated with an innovative data-driven method based on orthonormal functions. The observed b-tagged dijet invariant mass spectrum is compatible with the background-only hypothesis. Upper limits at 95% confidence level on a heavy vector-boson production cross section times branching ratio to a pair of b-quarks are derived.

Idioma originalInglés
Número de artículo012001
PublicaciónPhysical Review D
Volumen105
N.º1
DOI
EstadoPublicada - 1 ene. 2022

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  • Física nuclear y de alta energía

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