On Broad Kaluza-Klein Gluons
Published 2021-02-22Version 1
In theories with a warped extra dimension, composite fermions, as e.g. the right-handed top quark, can be very strongly coupled to Kaluza-Klein (KK) fields. In particular, the KK gluons in the presence of such composite fields become very broad resonances, thus remarkably modifying their experimental signatures. We have computed the pole mass and the pole width of the KK gluon, triggered by its interaction with quarks, as well as the prediction for proton-proton cross-sections using the full propagator and compared it with that obtained from the usual Breit-Wigner approximation. We compare both approaches, along with the existing experimental data from ATLAS and CMS, for the $t\bar t$, $t\bar t W$, $t\bar t Z$, $t\bar t H$, and $t\bar t t\bar t$ channels. We have found differences between the two approaches of up to about 100%, highlighting that the effect from broad resonances can be dramatic on present, and mainly future, experimental searches. The channel $t\bar t t\bar t$ is particularly promising because the size of the cross-section signal is of the same order of magnitude as the Standard Model prediction, and future experimental analyses in this channel, especially for broad resonances, can shed light on the nature of possible physics beyond the Standard Model.