Research Papers in Physics and Astronomy

 

Date of this Version

2018

Citation

PHYSICAL REVIEW D 97, 075035 (2018)

Comments

Published by the American Physical Society

DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.97.075035

Abstract

We investigate models of a heavy neutral gauge boson Z' coupling mostly to third generation quarks and second generation leptons. In this scenario, bottom quarks arising from gluon splitting can fuse into Z' allowing the LHC to probe it. In the generic framework presented, anomalies in B-meson decays reported by the LHCb experiment imply a flavor-violating bs coupling of the featured Z' constraining the lowest possible production cross section. A novel approach searching for a Z'(μμ) in association with at least one bottom-tagged jet can probe regions of model parameter space existing analyses are not sensitive to.

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