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XQCAT: eXtra Quark Combined Analysis Tool

XQCAT: eXtra Quark Combined Analysis Tool
XQCAT: eXtra Quark Combined Analysis Tool
XQCAT (eXtra Quark Combined Analysis Tool) is a tool aimed at determining exclusion confidence levels for scenarios of new physics characterised by the presence of one or multiple heavy extra quarks which interact through Yukawa couplings with any of the Standard Model quarks. The code uses a database of efficiencies for pre-simulated processes of QCD-induced pair production of extra quarks and their subsequent on-shell decays. In the version 1.2 of XQCAT the efficiencies have been computed for a set of seven publicly available search results by the CMS experiment. The input for the code is a text file in which masses, branching ratios and dominant chirality of the couplings of the new quarks are provided. The output of the code is the exclusion confidence levels of the test point for each implemented experimental analysis considered individually and, when possible, in statistical combination.
extra quarks, vector like quarks, top partners, LHC
0010-4655
1-13
Barducci, D.
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Belyaev, A.
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Buchkremer, M.
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Marrouche, J.
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Moretti, S.
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Panizzi, L.
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Barducci, D.
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Belyaev, A.
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Buchkremer, M.
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Marrouche, J.
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Moretti, S.
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Panizzi, L.
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Barducci, D., Belyaev, A., Buchkremer, M., Marrouche, J., Moretti, S. and Panizzi, L. (2015) XQCAT: eXtra Quark Combined Analysis Tool. Computer Physics Communications, 1-13. (doi:10.1016/j.cpc.2015.08.016).

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XQCAT (eXtra Quark Combined Analysis Tool) is a tool aimed at determining exclusion confidence levels for scenarios of new physics characterised by the presence of one or multiple heavy extra quarks which interact through Yukawa couplings with any of the Standard Model quarks. The code uses a database of efficiencies for pre-simulated processes of QCD-induced pair production of extra quarks and their subsequent on-shell decays. In the version 1.2 of XQCAT the efficiencies have been computed for a set of seven publicly available search results by the CMS experiment. The input for the code is a text file in which masses, branching ratios and dominant chirality of the couplings of the new quarks are provided. The output of the code is the exclusion confidence levels of the test point for each implemented experimental analysis considered individually and, when possible, in statistical combination.

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Accepted/In Press date: 11 August 2015
e-pub ahead of print date: 20 August 2015
Keywords: extra quarks, vector like quarks, top partners, LHC
Organisations: Physics & Astronomy

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Local EPrints ID: 383076
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/383076
ISSN: 0010-4655
PURE UUID: 77263fcc-a79d-40c9-89c0-8e8100b2886c
ORCID for A. Belyaev: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1733-4408

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Date deposited: 21 Oct 2015 10:44
Last modified: 29 Oct 2019 01:47

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Author: D. Barducci
Author: A. Belyaev ORCID iD
Author: M. Buchkremer
Author: J. Marrouche
Author: S. Moretti
Author: L. Panizzi

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