Search for W′→tb decays in the lepton + jets final state in pp collisions at √s = 8TeV

S. Chatrchyan, V. Khachatryan, A. M. Sirunyan, A. Tumasyan, W. Adam, T. Bergauer, M. Dragicevic, J. Erö, C. Fabjan, M. Friedl, R. Frühwirth, V. M. Ghete, C. Hartl, N. Hörmann, J. Hrubec, M. Jeitler, W. Kiesenhofer, V. Knünz, M. Krammer, I. KrätschmerD. Liko, I. Mikulec, D. Rabady, B. Rahbaran, H. Rohringer, R. Schöfbeck, J. Strauss, A. Taurok, W. Treberer-Treberspurg, W. Waltenberger, C. E. Wulz, V. Mossolov, N. Shumeiko, J. Suarez Gonzalez, S. Alderweireldt, M. Bansal, S. Bansal, T. Cornelis, E. A. Dewolf, X. Janssen, A. Knutsson, S. Luyckx, S. Ochesanu, R. Rougny, M. Van De Klundert, H. Van Haevermaet, P. Van Mechelen, N. Van Remortel, A. Van Spilbeeck, A. Radi, The Cms Collaboration

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Abstract

Results are presented from a search for the production of a heavy gauge boson W′ decaying into a top and a bottom quark, using a data set collected by the CMS experiment at √s = 8TeV and corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 19.5 fb−1. Various models of W′-boson production are studied by allowing for an arbitrary combination of left-and right-handed couplings. The analysis is based on the detection of events with a lepton (e, μ), jets, and missing transverse energy in the final state. No evidence for W′-boson production is found and 95% confidence level upper limits on the production cross section times branching fraction are obtained. For W′ bosons with purely right-handed couplings, and for those with left-handed couplings assuming no interference effects, the observed 95% confidence level limit is M(W′) > 2.05TeV. For W′ bosons with purely left handed couplings, including interference effects, the observed 95% confidence level limit is M(W′) > 1.84TeV. The results presented in this paper are the most stringent limits published to date.

Original languageEnglish
Article number108
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Volume2014
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Keywords

  • Exotics
  • Hadron-Hadron Scattering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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Chatrchyan, S., Khachatryan, V., Sirunyan, A. M., Tumasyan, A., Adam, W., Bergauer, T., ... The Cms Collaboration (2014). Search for W′→tb decays in the lepton + jets final state in pp collisions at √s = 8TeV. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2014(5), [108]. https://doi.org/10.1007/JHEP05(2014)108