TeV resonances in top quark physics at the CERN LHC

T Han, D Rainwater, G. Valencia

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We consider the possibility of studying novel particles at the TeV scale with enhanced couplings to the top quark via top quark pair production at the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and VLHC. In particular we discuss the case of neutral scalar and vector resonances associated with a strongly interacting electroweak symmetry breaking sector. We constrain the couplings of these resonances by imposing appropriate partial wave unitarity conditions and known low energy constraints. We evaluate the new physics signals via WW → tt̄ for various models without making an approximation for the initial state W bosons, and optimize the acceptance cuts for the signal observation. We conclude that QCD backgrounds overwhelm the signals in both the LHC and a 200 TeV VLHC, making it impossible to study this type of physics in the tt̄ channel at those machines.

Original languageEnglish
Article number015003
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2003
Externally publishedYes

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