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Search for new fermions ("quirks") at the Fermilab Tevatron Collider

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Article number211803
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>19/11/2010
<mark>Journal</mark>Physical review letters
Issue number21
Number of pages6
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English


We report results of a search for particles with anomalously high ionization in events with a high transverse energy jet and large missing transverse energy in $2.4$ fb$^{-1}$ of integrated luminosity collected by the D0 experiment at the Fermilab Tevatron $p\bar{p}$ collider. Production of such particles (quirks) is expected in scenarios with extra QCD-like {\it SU(N)} sectors, and this study is the first dedicated search for such signatures. We find no evidence of a signal and set a lower mass limit of 107 ~GeV for the mass of a charged quirk with strong dynamics scale $\Lambda$ in the range from 10 keV to 1 MeV.

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