A search is performed for narrow resonances decaying to final states of two jets, with at least one jet ffiffioriginating from a b quark, in proton-proton collisions at p s = 13 TeV. The data set corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 138 fb-1 collected with the CMS detector at the LHC. Jets originating from energetic b hadrons are identified through a b-tagging algorithm that utilizes a deep neural network or the presence of a muon inside a jet. The invariant mass spectrum of jet pairs is well described by a smooth parametrization and no evidence for the production of new particles is observed. Upper limits on the production cross section are set for excited b quarks and other resonances decaying to dijet final states containing b quarks. These limits exclude at 95% confidence level models of Z' bosons with masses from 1.8 TeV to 2.4 TeV and of excited b quarks with masses from 1.8 TeV to 4.0 TeV. This is the most stringent exclusion of excited b quarks to date.

Search for narrow resonances in the b-tagged dijet mass spectrum in proton-proton collisions at √s=13 TeV

Aime, C.;Asenov, P.;Bianchini, L.;Ciocci, M. A.;Messineo, A.;Musich, M.;Rizzi, A.;Cipriani, M.;Marini, A. C.;
2023-01-01

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A search is performed for narrow resonances decaying to final states of two jets, with at least one jet ffiffioriginating from a b quark, in proton-proton collisions at p s = 13 TeV. The data set corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 138 fb-1 collected with the CMS detector at the LHC. Jets originating from energetic b hadrons are identified through a b-tagging algorithm that utilizes a deep neural network or the presence of a muon inside a jet. The invariant mass spectrum of jet pairs is well described by a smooth parametrization and no evidence for the production of new particles is observed. Upper limits on the production cross section are set for excited b quarks and other resonances decaying to dijet final states containing b quarks. These limits exclude at 95% confidence level models of Z' bosons with masses from 1.8 TeV to 2.4 TeV and of excited b quarks with masses from 1.8 TeV to 4.0 TeV. This is the most stringent exclusion of excited b quarks to date.
2023
Tumasyan, A.; Adam, W.; Andrejkovic, J. W.; Bergauer, T.; Chatterjee, S.; Damanakis, K.; Dragicevic, M.; Del Valle, A. Escalante; Jeitler, M.; Krammer...espandi
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