Search for new phenomena in events with same-charge leptons and b-jets in pp collisions at √s=13TeV with the ATLAS detector
Aaboud, Morad; Aad, Georges; Abbott, Brad; Abdinov, Ovsat Bahram oglu; Abeloos, Baptiste; Abhayasinghe, Deshan Kavishka; Abidi, Syed Haider; AbouZeid, Hass; Abraham, Nadine L.; Abramowicz, Halina; Buanes, Trygve; Eigen, Gerald; Fomin, Nikolai; Lipniacka, Anna; Martin dit Latour, Bertrand; Mæland, Steffen; Stugu, Bjarne; Yang, Zongchang; Zalieckas, Justas; Bugge, Magnar Kopangen; Cameron, David Gordon; Catmore, James Richard; Feigl, Simon; Franconi, Laura; Garonne, Vincent; Gramstad, Eirik; Hellesund, Simen; Morisbak, Vanja; Oppen, Henrik; Ould-Saada, Farid; Pedersen, Maiken; Read, Alexander Lincoln; Røhne, Ole Myren; Sandaker, Heidi; Serfon, Cédric; Stapnes, Steinar; Vadla, Knut Oddvar Høie; Abreu, Henso; Abulaiti, Yiming; Acharya, Bobby S.; Adachi, Shunsuke; Adamczyk, Leszek; Adelman, Jareed; Adersberger, Michael; Adigüzel, Aytül; Adye, Tim; Affolder, Anthony Allen; Afik, Yoav; Agheorghiesei, Catalin; Aguilar Saavedra, Juan Antonio; ATLAS, Collaboration
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A search for new phenomena in events with two same-charge leptons or three leptons and jets identified as originating from b-quarks in a data sample of 36.1 fb−1 of pp collisions at √ s = 13 TeV recorded by the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider is reported. No significant excess is found and limits are set on vector-like quark, fourtop-quark, and same-sign top-quark pair production. The observed (expected) 95% CL mass limits for a vector-like T- and B-quark singlet are mT > 0.98 (0.99) TeV and mB > 1.00 (1.01) TeV respectively. Limits on the production of the vector-like T5/3 -quark are also derived considering both pair and single production; in the former case the lower limit on the mass of the T5/3 -quark is (expected to be) 1.19 (1.21) TeV. The Standard Model fourtop-quark production cross-section upper limit is (expected to be) 69 (29) fb. Constraints are also set on exotic four-top-quark production models. Finally, limits are set on samesign top-quark pair production. The upper limit on uu → tt production is (expected to be) 89 (59) fb for a mediator mass of 1 TeV, and a dark-matter interpretation is also derived, excluding a mediator of 3 TeV with a dark-sector coupling of 1.0 and a coupling to ordinary matter above 0.31.