Search for new resonances decaying via WZ to leptons in proton–proton collisions at s=8TeV

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A search is performed in proton–proton collisions at s=8 TeV for exotic particles decaying via WZ to fully leptonic final states with electrons, muons, and neutrinos. The data set corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 19.5 fb−1. No significant excess is observed above the expected standard model background. Upper bounds at 95% confidence level are set on the production cross section of a W boson as predicted by an extended gauge model, and on the WWZ coupling. The expected and observed mass limits for a W boson, as predicted by this model, are 1.55 and 1.47 TeV, respectively. Stringent limits are also set in the context of low-scale technicolor models under a range of assumptions for the model parameters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-104
Number of pages22
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Publication statusPublished - Jan 5 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • CMS
  • Physics
  • Technicolor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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