No like-sign tops at Tevatron: Constraints on extended models and implications for the tt asymmetry

  • Aguilar-Saavedra J
  • Pérez-Victoria M
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Abstract

We use a recent upper limit from CDF on like-sign top pair production to place constraints on general new vector bosons and scalars mediating uu→tt. The possible vector bosons comprise neutral colour singlets or octets, and charge 4/3 colour triplets or sextets, whereas the new scalars can be neutral colour singlets or octets and charge 4/3 colour sextets. We also estimate the expected bounds from like-sign top pair production at LHC in the near future. Then, we address the implications of these limits for the forward-backward asymmetry in tt production measured at Tevatron. In particular, we find that models explaining the observed asymmetry by the exchange of a single t-channel heavy Z→ boson are already excluded. On the other hand, light Z→ bosons with a mass MZ≃150GeV, which could also account for a recent CDF dijet excess in W+jet production, are barely allowed. © 2011 Elsevier B.V.

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  • Beyond Standard Model
  • Hadronic colliders
  • Top quark

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  • J. A. Aguilar-Saavedra

  • M. Pérez-Victoria

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