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    Discovery Mass Reach for Topgluons Decaying to b anti-b at the Tevatron

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    In topcolor assisted technicolor, topgluons are massive gluons which couple mainly to top and bottom quarks. We estimate the mass reach for topgluons decaying to b anti-b at the Tevatron as a function of integrated luminosity. The mass reach for topgluons decreases with increasing topgluon width, and is 0.77 - 0.95 TeV for Run II (2 fb^-1) and 1.0-1.2 TeV for TeV33 (30 fb^-1).Comment: 5 pages, 3 Figures, LaTex, macros epsf.sty, snowtimes.sty, and snow2e.cls. To appear in the proceedings of DPF/DPB Summer Study on New Directions for High Energy Physics, Snowmass, Colorado, June 25-July 12, 1996. Postscript file of full paper also available at http://www-cdf.fnal.gov/physics/conf96/cdf3872_snow_topgluon_bbbar.p

    Search for New Particles Decaying to Dijets, Bottom Quarks, and Top Quarks at CDF

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    We present three searches for new particles at CDF. First, using 70 pb^-1 of data we search the dijet mass spectrum for resonances. There is an upward fluctuation near 550 GeV (2.6 sigma) with an angular distribution that is adequately described by either QCD alone or QCD plus 5% signal. There is insufficient evidence to claim a signal, but we set the most stringent mass limits on the hadronic decays of axigluons, excited quarks, technirhos, W', Z', and E6 diquarks. Second, using 19 pb^-1 of data we search the b-tagged dijet mass spectrum for b anti-b resonances. Again, an upward fluctuation near 600 GeV (2 sigma) is not significant enough to claim a signal, so we set the first mass limits on topcolor bosons. Finally, using 67 pb^-1 of data we search the top quark sample for t anti-t resonances like a topcolor Z'. Other than an insignificant shoulder of 6 events on a background of 2.4 in the mass region 475-550 GeV, there is no evidence for new particle production. Mass limits, currently in progress, should be sensitive to a topcolor Z' near 600 GeV. In all three searches there is insufficient evidence to claim new particle production, yet there is an exciting possibility that the upward fluctuations are the first signs of new physics beyond the standard model.Comment: 10 pages and 10 figures in postsript file. Published Proceedings of the 10th Topical Workshop on Proton-Antipron Collider Physics, Fermilab, May 9-13, 1995. Postscript at http://www-cdf.fnal.gov/physics/conf95/cdf3192_pbarp_new_particles.p

    Discovery Mass Reach for Excited Quarks at Hadron Colliders

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    If quarks are composite particles then excited states are expected. We estimate the discovery mass reach as a function of integrated luminosity for excited quarks decaying to dijets at the Tevatron, LHC, and a Very Large Hadron Collider (VLHC). At the Tevatron the mass reach is 0.94 TeV for Run II (2 fb^-1) and 1.1 TeV for TeV33 (30 fb^-1). At the LHC the mass reach is 6.3 TeV for 100 fb^-1. At a VLHC with a center of mass energy, sqrt(s), of 50 TeV (200 TeV) the mass reach is 25 TeV (78 TeV) for an integrated luminosity of 10^4 fb^-1. However, an excited quark with a mass of 25 TeV would be discovered at a hadron collider with sqrt(s)=100 TeV and an integrated luminosity of 13 fb^-1, illustrating a physics example where a factor of 2 in machine energy is worth a factor of 1000 in luminosity.Comment: 5 pages, 3 Figures, LaTex, macros epsf.sty, snowtimes.sty, and snow2e.cls. To appear in the proceedings of DPF/DPB Summer Study on New Directions for High Energy Physics, Snowmass, Colorado, June 25-July 12, 1996. Postscript file of full paper also available at http://www-cdf.fnal.gov/physics/conf96/cdf3874_snow_excited_quarks.p
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