We report on a search for pair production of a fourth generation charge -1/3 quark (b’) in pp collisions at s = 1.8 TeV by the DØ experiment at the Fermilab Tevatron using an integrated luminosity of 93 pb-1. Both b’ quarks are assumed to decay via flavor changing neutral currents (FCNC). The search uses the signatures γ + 3 jets + μ-tag and 2γ + 2 jets. We see no significant excess of events over the expected background. We place an upper limit on the production cross section times branching fraction that is well below theoretical expectations for a b’ decaying exclusively via FCNC for b’ masses up to mz + mb.

Idioma originalInglés
Páginas (desde-hasta)3818-3823
Número de páginas6
PublicaciónPhysical Review Letters
EstadoPublicada - 1997
Publicado de forma externa


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