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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

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>9/04/2015
<mark>Journal</mark>Physics Letters B
Volume743
Number of pages21
Pages (from-to)235-255
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English

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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This is an open access article under the CC BY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). Funded by SCOAP3.