Top production at the Tevatron/LHC and nonstandard, strongly interacting spin one particles

Choudhury, Debajyoti ; Godbole, Rohini M. ; Singh, Ritesh K. ; Wagh, Kshitij (2007) Top production at the Tevatron/LHC and nonstandard, strongly interacting spin one particles Physics Letters B, 657 (1-3). pp. 69-76. ISSN 0370-2693

PDF - Publisher Version

Official URL:

Related URL:


In this Letter, we consider possible constraints from tt- production on the gauge bosons of theories with an extended strong interaction sector such as axigluons or flavour universal colorons. Such constraints are found to be competitive with those obtained from the dijet data. The current tt- data from the Tevatron rule out axigluon masses (mA) up to 910 GeV and 920 GeV at 95% and 90% confidence levels, respectively. For the case of the flavour universal colorons, for cot ξ=1, where ξ is the mixing angle, the mass ranges mC800 GeV and 895mC1960 GeV are excluded at 95% confidence level (C.L.), whereas the same at 90% C.L. are mC805 GeV and 880mC2470 GeV. For cot ξ=2 on the other hand, the excluded range is mC955(960) GeV and 1030mC3250(1020mC3250) GeV at 95% (90%) C.L., respectively. We point out that for higher axigluon/coloron masses, even for the dijet channel, the limits on the coloron mass, for cot ξ=1, may be different than those for the axigluon. We also compute the expected forward-backward asymmetry for the case of the axigluons which would allow it to be discriminated against the SM as also the colorons. We further find that at the LHC, the signal should be visible in the tt- invariant mass spectrum for a wide range of axigluon and coloron masses that are still allowed. We point out how top polarisation may be used to further discriminate the axigluon and coloron case from the SM as well as from each other.

Item Type:Article
Source:Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.
ID Code:14360
Deposited On:12 Nov 2010 08:52
Last Modified:16 May 2016 23:21

Repository Staff Only: item control page