## 摘要

A search is presented for a heavy spin-1 resonance Z ^{′} decaying to a top quark and a vector-like top quark partner T in the lepton + jets final state. The search is performed using a data set of p p collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 13TeV corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 35.9fb-1 as recorded by the CMS experiment at the CERN LHC in the year 2016. The analysis is optimised for final states arising from the T decay modes to a top quark and a Higgs or Z boson (T → H t , Z t). The event selection makes use of resolved and merged top quark decay products, as well as decays of boosted Higgs bosons and Z and W bosons using jet substructure techniques. No significant deviation from the standard model background expectation is observed. Exclusion limits on the product of the cross section and branching fraction for Z ^{′} → t T , T → H t , Z t , W b are presented for various combinations of the Z ^{′} resonance mass and the vector-like T quark mass. These results represent the most stringent limits to date for the decay mode Z ^{′} → t T → t H t. In a benchmark model with extra dimensions, invoking a heavy spin-1 resonance G ^{∗} , masses of the G ^{∗} between 1.5 and 2.3TeV and between 2.0 and 2.4TeV are excluded for T masses of 1.2 and 1.5TeV, respectively.

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文章編號 | 208 |

期刊 | European Physical Journal C |

卷 | 79 |

發行號 | 3 |

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出版狀態 | 已出版 - 1 3月 2019 |