Search for Light Resonances Decaying to Boosted Quark Pairs and Produced in Association with a Photon or a Jet in Proton-Proton Collisions at √s=13 TeV with the ATLAS Detector


This Letter presents a search for new light resonances decaying to pairs of quarks and produced in association with a high-p_{T} photon or jet. The dataset consists of proton-proton collisions with an integrated luminosity of 36.1 fb⁻¹ at a centre-of-mass energy of √s = 13 TeV recorded by the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider. Resonance candidates are identified as massive large-radius jets with substructure consistent with a particle decaying into a quark pair. The mass spectrum of the candidates is examined for local excesses above background. No evidence of a new resonance is observed in the data, which are used to exclude the production of a lepto-phobic axial-vector Z′ boson.



Partons, Dark matter (Astronomy), Astronomy, Physics, Transverse momentum, Quarks, Proton-proton interactions, Astrophysics, Large Hadron Collider (France and Switzerland), Jets (Nuclear physics), Photons


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