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Search for W' decaying to tau lepton and neutrino in proton-proton collisions at √s=8 TeV

CMS Collaboration; Khachatryan, V.; Sirunyan, A.M.; Tumasyan, A.; Adam, W.; Asilar, E.; Bergauer, T.; Brandstetter, J.; Brondolin, E.; Dragicevic, M.; Erö, J.; Flechl, M.; Friedl, M.; Frühwirth, R.; Ghete, V.M.; Hartl, C.; Hörmann, N.; Hrubec, J.; Jeitler, M.; Knünz, V.; König, A.; ... mehr

Abstract (englisch):
The first search for a heavy charged vector boson in the final state with a tau lepton and a neutrino is reported, using 19.7 fb−1 of LHC data at View the MathML sources=8 TeV. A signal would appear as an excess of events with high transverse mass, where the standard model background is low. No excess is observed. Limits are set on a model in which the W′W′ decays preferentially to fermions of the third generation. These results substantially extend previous constraints on this model. Masses below 2.0 to 2.7 TeV are excluded, depending on the model parameters. In addition, the existence of a W′W′ boson with universal fermion couplings is excluded at 95% confidence level, for W′W′ masses below 2.7 TeV. For further reinterpretation a model-independent limit on potential signals for various transverse mass thresholds is also presented.


Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Experimentelle Kernphysik (IEKP)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2016
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator DOI: 10.1016/j.physletb.2016.02.002
ISSN: 0370-2693
URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-540567
KITopen ID: 1000054056
Erschienen in Physics Letters B
Band 755
Seiten 196-216
Bemerkung zur Veröffentlichung Gefördert durch SCOAP3
Schlagworte CMS; Physics; W′ decays
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