Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
A case study about the mass exclusion limits for the BSM vector resonances with the direct couplings to the third quark generation
Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics, Czech Technical University in Prague, Husova 240/5, 110 00, Prague, Czech Republic
2 Institute of Physics, Silesian University in Opava, Bezručovo nám. 13, 746 01, Opava, Czech Republic
3 Physics Department, University of Žilina, Univerzitná 1, 010 26, Žilina, Slovakia
Accepted: 7 February 2020
Published online: 21 February 2020
The upper bounds that the LHC measurements searching for heavy resonances beyond the Standard model set on the resonance production cross sections are not universal. They depend on various characteristics of the resonance under consideration, like its mass, spin, and its interaction pattern. Their validity is also limited by the assumptions and approximations applied to their calculations. The bounds are typically used to derive the mass exclusion limits for the new resonances. In our work, we address some of the issues that emerge when deriving the mass exclusion limits for the strongly coupled composite vector resonance triplet which would interact directly to the third quark generation only. We investigate the restrictions on the applicability of the generally used limit-obtaining procedure to this particular type of vector resonances. We demonstrate that, in this case, it is necessary to consider the bottom quark partonic contents of the proton. Eventually, we find the mass exclusion limits for this resonance triplet for some representative subsets of the parameter space.
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