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Search for W′ → tb decays in the hadronic final state using pp collisions at √s = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector

CollaborationWith : Akilli, Ece / Amrouche, Cherifa Sabrina / Ancu, Lucian Stefan / Benoit, Mathieu / Calace, Noemi / Clark, Allan Geoffrey / Della Volpe, Domenico / Di Bello, Francesco / Dubreuil, Arnaud / Fawcett, William / Ferrere, Didier / Gadatsch, Stefan / Golling, Tobias / Gonzalez Sevilla, Sergio / Iacobucci, Giuseppe / Jansky, Roland / Khoo, Teng Jian / Kiehn, Moritz / Lanfermann, Marie Christine / Lionti, Anthony Eric / March Ruiz, Luis / Mermod, Philippe / Pandini, Carlo / Paolozzi, Lorenzo / Salamani, Dalila / Schramm, Steven / Sfyrla, Anna / Sultan, D M S / Valente, Marco / Wu, Xin / Zaffaroni, Ettore
Published in Physics Letters. B. 2018
Collection Open Access - SCOAP3
Abstract A search for W′ -boson production in the W′→tb¯→qq¯′bb¯ decay channel is presented using 36.1fb−1 of 13 TeV proton–proton collision data collected by the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider in 2015 and 2016. The search is interpreted in terms of both a left-handed and a right-handed chiral W′ boson within the mass range 1–5 TeV. Identification of the hadronically decaying top quark is performed using jet substructure tagging techniques based on a shower deconstruction algorithm. No significant deviation from the Standard Model prediction is observed and the results are expressed as upper limits on the W′→tb¯ production cross-section times branching ratio as a function of the W′ -boson mass. These limits exclude W′ bosons with right-handed couplings with masses below 3.0 TeV and W′ bosons with left-handed couplings with masses below 2.9 TeV, at the 95% confidence level.
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ATLAS COLLABORATION. Search for W′ → tb decays in the hadronic final state using pp collisions at √s = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector. In: Physics Letters. B, 2018. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:104097

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