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Search for W′→tb→qqbb decays in pp collisions at √s = 8 TeV with the ATLAS detector

CollaborationWith : Alexandre, Gauthier / Ancu, Lucian Stefan / Barone, Gaetano / Bell, Paul / Bell, William / Benhar Noccioli, Eleonora / Bilbao De Mendizabal, Javier / Bucci, Francesca / Camacho Toro, Reina / Clark, Allan Geoffrey / Delitzsch, Chris Malena / Della Volpe, Domenico / Doglioni, Caterina / Ferrere, Didier / Gadomski, Szymon / Gonzalez Sevilla, Sergio / Goulette, Marc / Gramling, Johanna Léna / Guescini, Francesco / Iacobucci, Giuseppe / Katre, Akshay / La Rosa, Alessandro / Mermod, Philippe / Miucci, Antonio / Muenstermann, Daniel / Nektarijevic, Snezana / Nikolics, Katalin / Picazio, Attilio / Pohl, Martin / Rosbach, Kilian / Tykhonov, Andrii / Vallecorsa, Sofia / Wu, Xin
Published in European physical journal. C, Particles and fields. 2015, vol. 75, no. 4, 165
Collection Open Access - SCOAP3
Abstract A search for a massive W′ gauge boson decaying to a top quark and a bottom quark is performed with the ATLAS detector in pp collisions at the LHC. The dataset was taken at a centre-of-mass energy of √s = 8 TeV and corresponds to 20.3fb-1 of integrated luminosity. This analysis is done in the hadronic decay mode of the top quark, where novel jet substructure techniques are used to identify jets from high-momentum top quarks. This allows for a search for high-mass W′ bosons in the range 1.5–3.0  TeV. b -tagging is used to identify jets originating from b -quarks. The data are consistent with Standard Model background-only expectations, and upper limits at 95 % confidence level are set on the W′→tb cross section times branching ratio ranging from 0.16pb to 0.33pb for left-handed W′ bosons, and ranging from 0.10pb to 0.21pb for W′ bosons with purely right-handed couplings. Upper limits at 95 % confidence level are set on the W′ -boson coupling to tb as a function of the W′ mass using an effective field theory approach, which is independent of details of particular models predicting a W′ boson.
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ATLAS COLLABORATION. Search for W′→tb→qqbb decays in pp collisions at √s = 8 TeV with the ATLAS detector. In: European physical journal. C, Particles and fields, 2015, vol. 75, n° 4, p. 165. doi: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-015-3372-2 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:56023

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