XQCAT: eXtra Quark Combined Analysis Tool

Published: 01-12-2015| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/zx6zdx4j98.1
Contributors:
D. Barducci,
A. Belyaev,
M. Buchkremer,
J. Marrouche,
S. Moretti,
L. Panizzi

Description

Abstract 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 f... Title of program: XQCAT Catalogue Id: AEXS_v1_0 Nature of problem Experimental searches of new heavy extra quarks (XQs) usually consider minimal extensions of the Standard Model (SM) with only one XQ representation which couples only to the third generation SM quarks or only to the SM light quark families. In contrast, various theoretically-motivated scenarios of new physics predict a new quark sector, i.e. more than one new quark, with general couplings to SM quarks. Notable examples are composite Higgs models or universal extra-dimensions. Hence, recasting e ... Versions of this program held in the CPC repository in Mendeley Data AEXS_v1_0; XQCAT; 10.1016/j.cpc.2015.08.016 This program has been imported from the CPC Program Library held at Queen's University Belfast (1969-2018)

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