Department of Physics and Astronomy: Publications and Other Research


Date of this Version



PHYSICAL REVIEW D 97, 075035 (2018)


Published by the American Physical Society

DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.97.075035


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.