Search for vector-boson resonances decaying to a top quark and bottom quark in the lepton plus jets final state in $pp$ collisions at $\sqrt{s}$ = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector

The ATLAS collaboration
Phys.Lett., 2018

Abstract (data abstract)
A search for new charged massive gauge bosons, $W^\prime$, is performed with the ATLAS detector at the LHC. Data were collected in proton--proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of $\sqrt{s}$ = 13TeV and correspond to an integrated luminosity of $36.1fb^{-1}$. This analysis searches for $W^\prime$ bosons in the $W^\prime \rightarrow t\bar{b}$ decay channel in final states with an electron or muon plus jets. The search covers resonance masses between 0.5 and 5.0TeV and considers right-handed $W^\prime$ bosons. No significant deviation from the Standard Model (SM) expectation is observed and upper limits are set on the $W^\prime \rightarrow t\bar{b}$ cross section times branching ratio and the $W^\prime$ boson effective couplings as a function of the $W^\prime$ boson mass. For right-handed $W^\prime$ bosons with coupling to the SM particles equal to the SM weak coupling constant, masses below 3.15TeV are excluded at the 95% confidence level. This search is also combined with a previously published ATLAS result for $W^\prime \rightarrow t\bar{b}$ in the fully hadronic final state. Using the combined searches, right-handed $W^\prime$ bosons with masses below 3.25TeV are excluded at the 95% confidence level.

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    Signal selection efficiency (efficiency is defined as the number of events passing all selections divided by the total number of...

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    Distribution of the reconstructed invariant mass of the $W^\prime$ boson candidate in the 2-jet 1-tag VR$_{\textrm{HF}}$ electron validation region. Background...

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    Distribution of the reconstructed invariant mass of the $W^\prime$ boson candidate in the 2-jet 1-tag VR$_{\textrm{HF}}$ muon validation region. Background...

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    Distribution of the reconstructed invariant mass of the $W^\prime$ boson candidate in the 4-jet 2-tag VR$_{t\bar{t}}$ electron validation region. Background...

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    Distribution of the reconstructed invariant mass of the $W^\prime$ boson candidate in the 4-jet 2-tag VR$_{t\bar{t}}$ muon validation region. Background...

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    Post-fit distribution of the reconstructed mass of the $W^\prime_{\textrm{R}}$ boson candidate in the 2-jet 1-tag signal region, for electron channel....

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    Post-fit distribution of the reconstructed mass of the $W^\prime_{\textrm{R}}$ boson candidate in the 2-jet 1-tag signal region, for muon channel....

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    Post-fit distribution of the reconstructed mass of the $W^\prime_{\textrm{R}}$ boson candidate in the 2-jet 2-tag signal region, for electron channel....

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    Post-fit distribution of the reconstructed mass of the $W^\prime_{\textrm{R}}$ boson candidate in the 2-jet 2-tag signal region, for muon channel....

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    Figure 5a from page 18 of preprint

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    Post-fit distribution of the reconstructed mass of the $W^\prime_{\textrm{R}}$ boson candidate in the 3-jet 1-tag signal region, for electron channel....

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    Figure 5b from page 18 of preprint

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    Post-fit distribution of the reconstructed mass of the $W^\prime_{\textrm{R}}$ boson candidate in the 3-jet 1-tag signal region, for muon channel....

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    Figure 5c from page 18 of preprint

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    Post-fit distribution of the reconstructed mass of the $W^\prime_{\textrm{R}}$ boson candidate in the 3-jet 2-tag signal region, for electron channel....

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    Figure 5d from page 18 of preprint

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    Post-fit distribution of the reconstructed mass of the $W^\prime_{\textrm{R}}$ boson candidate in the 3-jet 2-tag signal region, for muon channel....

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    Upper limits at the 95% CL on the $W^\prime_{\textrm{R}}$ production cross section times branching fraction as a function of resonance...

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    Observed and expected 95% CL limit on the ratio $g^\prime/g$, as a function of resonance mass, for right-handed $W^\prime$ coupling....

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    Observed and expected 95% CL upper limit on the $W^\prime_{\textrm{R}}$ production cross section times branching fraction as a function of...

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