Research Papers in Physics and Astronomy


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Published by American Physical Society. Phys. Rev. Lett. VOLUME 92, NUMBER 22(2004). Copyright © 2004 American Physical Society. Used by permission.


A search for narrow resonances that decay into tt̅ pairs has been performed using 130 pb-1 of data in the lepton + jets channel collected by the DØ detector in pp̅ collisions at √s = 1.8 TeV. There is no significant deviation observed from the standard-model predictions at a top-quark mass of 175 GeV/c2. We therefore present upper limits at the 95% confidence level on the product of the production cross section and branching fraction to tt̅ for narrow resonances as a function of the resonance mass Mx. These limits are used to exclude the existence of a leptophobic top-color particle with mass Mx < 560 GeV/c2, using a theoretical cross section for a width Γx = 0.012Mx.

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