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VLQ Model


  • Mathieu Buchkremer
    • Universite catholique de Louvain (CP3)
    • mathieu.buchkremer@…
  • Giacomo Cacciapaglia
    • Universite de Lyon (CNRS/IN2P3)
    • g.cacciapaglia@…
  • Aldo Deandrea
    • Universite de Lyon (CNRS/IN2P3)
    • deandrea@…
  • Luca Panizzi
    • University of Southampton (School of Physics and Astronomy)
    • l.panizzi@…


This model is an extension of the Standard Model (SM) with new top partners, intended for model-independent searches of vector-like quarks. The corresponding FeynRules implementation is based on a minimal effective Lagrangian description, which provides a direct connection between experimental observables and the new quark couplings. All fields and parameters are defined accordingly to the parameterisation detailed in [1]. The particle content, Feynman rules and parameters of the model are summarized in Parameters.pdf.

Model Implementation

As a generic framework, the four states $X_{5/3}$, $T_{2/3}$, $B_{-1/3}$ and $Y_{-4/3}$ are introduced as new spin 1/2 class members. Each class defines a specific top partner with a fixed electric charge, without any assumption on the other quantum numbers. The model files are designed to allow for a straightforward extension to additional vector-like fermions, simply by adding the new particles to the corresponding class (F[5], F[6], F[7] and F[8] for $X_{5/3}$, $T_{2/3}$, $B_{-1/3}$ and $Y_{-4/3}$ type quarks, respectively). Particles embedded in larger SU(2) representations may also be introduced under new classes, following the same model-independent prescription. Together with the new fermion fields definitions, the following interactions are added to the SM Lagrangian

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