Single production of vectorlike Y quarks at the HL-LHC


Nuclear Physics B, vol.973, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 973
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.nuclphysb.2021.115580
  • Journal Name: Nuclear Physics B
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Chemical Abstracts Core, INSPEC, zbMATH, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Ankara University Affiliated: Yes


© 2021 The AuthorsWe study single production of exotic vectorlike Y quark with electric charge |QY|=4/3 and its subsequent decay at the High Luminosity LHC (HL-LHC). Most of the vector like quark (VLQ) decays have the electroweak W bosons in the intermediate state. Besides their direct productions singly or pairs, the W-bosons are involved in decay chains as a result of the decay of a top quark which contributes to the background. This is particularly the case since vectorlike Y quark, which is estimated to be produced with a high cross-section, can only decay via a W boson and a down type quark (d,s,b). We calculate the cross sections of signal (for different couplings and mass values) and relevant Standard Model (SM) backgrounds. After a fast simulation of signal and background events, estimations of the sensitivity to the parameters (mass range 1000-2500 GeV for coupling value κY=0.5, and mass range 500-2000 GeV for coupling values κY=0.3 and κY=0.15) have been presented at the HL-LHC with centre of mass energy s=14 TeV and integrated luminosity projections of 300 fb−1, 1000 fb−1 and 3000 fb−1.