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

Allbrooke, B M M, Asquith, L, Cerri, A, Chavez Barajas, C A, De Santo, A, Salvatore, F, Santoyo Castillo, I, Suruliz, K, Sutton, M R, Vivarelli, I and The ATLAS Collaboration, et al. (2015) Search for W′→tb→qqbb decays in pp collisions at √s=8 TeV with the ATLAS detector. European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields, 75 (165). ISSN 1434-6044

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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 20.3 fb−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.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences > Physics and Astronomy
Research Centres and Groups: Experimental Particle Physics Research Group
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Depositing User: Billy Wichaidit
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2017 15:53
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2017 22:21
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/67522

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