Search for a resonance decaying into WZ boson pairs in $p\bar{p}$ collisions

D0 Collaboration, The and Bertram, Iain and Borissov, Guennadi and Fox, Harald and Williams, Mark and Ratoff, Peter and Love, Peter and Sopczak, Andre (2010) Search for a resonance decaying into WZ boson pairs in $p\bar{p}$ collisions. Physical review letters, 104 (6): 061801. ISSN 1079-7114

[thumbnail of PhysRevLett.104.061801.pdf]
PhysRevLett.104.061801.pdf - Published Version

Download (265kB)


We present the first search for an electrically charged resonance $W^\prime$ decaying to a WZ boson pair using 4.1 fb$^{-1}$ of integrated luminosity collected with the D0 detector at the Fermilab Tevatron $p\bar{p}$ collider. The WZ pairs are reconstructed through their decays into three charged leptons ($\ell=e,\mu$). A total of 9 data events is observed in good agreement with the background prediction. We set 95% C.L. limits on the W'WZ coupling and on the W' production cross section multiplied by the branching fractions. We also exclude W' masses between 188 and 520 GeV within a simple extension of the standard model and set the most restrictive limits to date on low-scale technicolor models.

Item Type:
Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title:
Physical review letters
Additional Information:
© 2010 The American Physical Society Updated to reflect published version
Uncontrolled Keywords:
?? physics and astronomy(all) ??
ID Code:
Deposited By:
Deposited On:
26 Apr 2013 09:22
Last Modified:
23 Jan 2024 02:01