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Top compositeness at the Tevatron and LHC

Lillie, Ben; Shu, Jing; Tait, Tim M. P.
Subjects: Physics >> The Physics of Elementary Particles and Fields

We explore the possibility that the right-handed top quark is composite. We examine the consequences that compositeness would have on t (t) over bar production at the Tevatron, and derive a weak constraint on the scale of compositeness of order a few hundred GeV from the t (t) over bar inclusive cross section. More detailed studies of differential properties of t (t) over bar production could potentially improve this limit. We find that a composite top can result in an enhancement of the t (t) over bart (t) over bar production rate at the LHC (of as much as 10(3) compared to the Standatd Model four top rate). We explore observables which allow us to extract the four top rate from the backgrounds, and show that the LHC can either discover or constrain top compositeness for wide ranges of parameter space.

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