Search for W → t¯ b in the lepton plus jets final state in proton–proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of √s = 8 TeV with the ATLAS detector

, The ATLAS collaboration (2015) Search for W → t¯ b in the lepton plus jets final state in proton–proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of √s = 8 TeV with the ATLAS detector. Physics Letters B, 743. pp. 235-255. ISSN 0370-2693

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Abstract

A search for new charged massive gauge bosons, called W, is performed with the ATLAS detector at the LHC, in proton–proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of √s = 8 TeV, using a dataset corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 20.3 fb−1. This analysis searches for W bosons in the W → t¯b decay channel in final states with electrons or muons, using a multivariate method based on boosted decision trees. The search covers masses between 0.5 and 3.0 TeV, for right-handed or left-handed W bosons. No significant deviation from the Standard Model expectation is observed and limits are set on the W → t¯b cross-section times branching ratio and on the W-boson effective couplings as a function of the W-boson mass using the CLs procedure. For a left-handed (right-handed) W boson, masses below 1.70 (1.92) TeV are excluded at 95% confidence level.

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Journal Article
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Physics Letters B
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This is an open access article under the CC BY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). Funded by SCOAP3.
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18 Jun 2015 06:00
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