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Search for anomalous couplings in boosted $\mathrm{ WW/WZ }\to\ell\nu\mathrm{ q \bar{q} }$ production in proton-proton collisions at $\sqrt{s} =$ 8 TeV

The CMS collaboration
Phys.Lett. B772 (2017) 21-42, 2017

This Letter presents a search for new physics manifested as anomalous triple gauge boson couplings in WW and WZ diboson production in proton–proton collisions. The search is performed using events containing a W boson that decays leptonically and a W or Z boson whose decay products are merged into a single reconstructed jet. The data, collected at s=8 TeV with the CMS detector at the LHC, correspond to an integrated luminosity of 19 fb−1 . No evidence for anomalous triple gauge couplings is found and the following 95% confidence level limits are set on their values: λ ( [−0.011,0.011] ), Δκγ ( [−0.044,0.063] ), and Δg1Z ( [−0.0087,0.024] ). These limits are also translated into their effective field theory equivalents: cWWW/Λ2 ( [−2.7,2.7] TeV−2 ), cB/Λ2 ( [−14,17] TeV−2 ), and cW/Λ2 ( [−2.0,5.7] TeV−2 ).

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    One-dimensional 95% CL limits on anomalous trilinear gauge couplings from the W V -> l nu q q channel.

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