Title

Search for W′ bosons decaying to a top and a bottom quark at s=13TeV in the hadronic final state

Document Type

Article

Abstract

A search is performed for W′ bosons decaying to a top and a bottom quark in the all-hadronic final state, in proton-proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV. The analyzed data were collected by the CMS experiment between 2016 and 2018 and correspond to an integrated luminosity of 137 fb−1. Deep neural network algorithms are used to identify the jet initiated by the bottom quark and the jet containing the decay products of the top quark when the W boson from the top quark decays hadronically. No excess above the estimated standard model background is observed. Upper limits on the production cross sections of W′ bosons decaying to a top and a bottom quark are set. Both left- and right-handed W′ bosons with masses below 3.4 TeV are excluded at 95% confidence level, and the most stringent limits to date on W′ bosons decaying to a top and a bottom quark in the all-hadronic final state are obtained.

Department(s)

Physics and Engineering

Publication Title

Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics

Volume

820

Publication Date

9-10-2021

DOI

10.1016/j.physletb.2021.136535

ISSN

03702693

Comments

The CMS Collaboration includes over 100 authors. This record includes the Bethel author and the first 5 authors listed. The full list of authors can be viewed on the downloaded document or at the original publisher's website - https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2021.136535

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