Search for long-lived particles decaying to final states with a pair of muons in proton-proton collisions at $\sqrt{s}$ = 13.6 TeV

The CMS collaboration Hayrapetyan, Aram ; Tumasyan, Armen ; Adam, Wolfgang ; et al.
CMS-EXO-23-014, 2024.
Inspire Record 2760892 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.146759

An inclusive search for long-lived exotic particles (LLPs) decaying to final states with a pair of muons is presented. The search uses data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 36.6 fb$^{-1}$ collected by the CMS experiment from the proton-proton collisions at $\sqrt{s}$ = 13.6 TeV in 2022, the first year of Run 3 of the CERN LHC. The experimental signature is a pair of oppositely charged muons originating from a common vertex spatially separated from the proton-proton interaction point by distances ranging from several hundred $\mu$m to several meters. The sensitivity of the search benefits from new triggers for displaced dimuons developed for Run 3. The results are interpreted in the framework of the hidden Abelian Higgs model, in which the Higgs boson decays to a pair of long-lived dark photons, and of an $R$-parity violating supersymmetry model, in which long-lived neutralinos decay to a pair of muons and a neutrino. The limits set on these models are the most stringent to date in wide regions of lifetimes for LLPs with masses larger than 10 GeV.

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Efficiencies of the Run 2 and Run 3 displaced dimuon triggers as a function of $c\tau$ for the HAHM signal events with $m_{Z_D} = 20\ GeV$. The efficiency is defined as the fraction of simulated events that satisfy the requirements of the following sets of trigger paths: the Run 2 (2018) triggers (dashed black); the Run 3 (2022, L3) triggers (blue); the Run 3 (2022, L2) triggers (red); and the OR of all these triggers (Run 3 (2022), black). The lower panel shows the ratio of the overall Run 3 (2022) efficiency to the Run 2 (2018) efficiency.

Efficiencies in the STA-STA (green) and TMS-TMS (red) dimuon categories, as well as their combination (black) as a function of $c\tau$ for the HAHM signal events with $m_{Z_D} = 20\ GeV$. Solid curves show efficiencies achieved with the Run 3 triggers, whereas dashed curves show efficiencies for the subset of events selected by the triggers used in the 2018 Run 2 analysis. The efficiency is defined as the fraction of signal events that satisfy the criteria of the indicated trigger as well as the full set of offline selection criteria. The lower panel shows the relative improvement of the overall signal efficiency brought in by improvements in the trigger.

Comparison of the observed (black points) and expected (histograms) numbers of events in nonoverlapping $m_{\mu \mu}$ intervals in the STA-STA dimuon category, in the signal region optimized for the HAHM model. Yellow and green stacked histograms represent mean expected background contributions from QCD and DY, respectively, while statistical uncertainties in the total expected background are shown as hatched histograms. Signal contributions expected from simulated signals indicated in the legends are shown in red and blue. Their yields are set to the corresponding median expected 95% CL exclusion limits obtained from the ensemble of both dimuon categories, scaled up as indicated in the legend to improve visibility. The last bin includes events in the histogram overflow. All uncertainties shown are statistical only.

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A search for bottom-type vector-like quark pair production in dileptonic and fully hadronic final states in proton-proton collisions at $\sqrt{s}$ = 13 TeV

The CMS collaboration Hayrapetyan, Aram ; Tumasyan, Armen ; Adam, Wolfgang ; et al.
CMS-B2G-20-014, 2024.
Inspire Record 2760468 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.145997

A search is described for the production of a pair of bottom-type vector-like quarks (B VLQs) with mass greater than 1000 GeV. Each B VLQ decays into a b quark and a Higgs boson, a b quark and a Z boson, or a t quark and a W boson. This analysis considers both fully hadronic final states and those containing a charged lepton pair from a Z boson decay. The products of the H $to$ bb boson decay and of the hadronic Z or W boson decays can be resolved as two distinct jets or merged into a single jet, so the final states are classified by the number of reconstructed jets. The analysis uses data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 138 fb$^{-1}$ collected in proton-proton collisions at $\sqrt{s}$ = 13 TeV with the CMS detector at the LHC from 2016 to 2018. No excess over the expected background is observed. Lower limits are set on the B VLQ mass at 95% confidence level. These depend on the B VLQ branching fractions and are 1570 and 1540 GeV for 100% B $\to$ bH and 100% B $\to$ bZ, respectively. In most cases, the mass limits obtained exceed previous limits by at least 100 GeV.

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Distributions of reconstructed VLQ mass for expected postfit background (blue histogram), signal plus background (colored lines), and observed data (black points) for events in the hadronic 4-jet bHbH channel.

Distributions of reconstructed VLQ mass for expected postfit background (blue histogram), signal plus background (colored lines), and observed data (black points) for events in the hadronic 4-jet bHbZ channel.

Distributions of reconstructed VLQ mass for expected postfit background (blue histogram), signal plus background (colored lines), and observed data (black points) for events in the hadronic 4-jet bZbZ channel.

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Search for nearly mass-degenerate higgsinos using low-momentum mildly-displaced tracks in $pp$ collisions at $\sqrt{s}$ = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Aakvaag, Erlend ; Abbott, Braden Keim ; et al.
CERN-EP-2024-012, 2024.
Inspire Record 2751400 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.146944

Higgsinos with masses near the electroweak scale can solve the hierarchy problem and provide a dark matter candidate, while detecting them at the LHC remains challenging if their mass-splitting is $\mathcal{O}$(1 GeV). This Letter presents a novel search for nearly mass-degenerate higgsinos in events with an energetic jet, missing transverse momentum, and a low-momentum track with a significant transverse impact parameter using 140 fb$^{-1}$ of proton-proton collision data at $\sqrt{s}$ = 13 TeV collected by the ATLAS experiment. For the first time since LEP, a range of mass-splittings between the lightest charged and neutral higgsinos from 0.3 GeV to 0.9 GeV is excluded at 95% confidence level, with a maximum reach of approximately 170 GeV in the higgsino mass.

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Number of expected and observed data events in the SR (top), and the model-independent upper limits obtained from their consistency (bottom). The symbol $\tau_{\ell}$ ($\tau_{h}$) refers to fully-leptonic (hadron-involved) tau decays. The Others category includes contributions from minor background processes including $t\bar{t}$, single-top and diboson. The individual uncertainties can be correlated and do not necessarily sum up in quadrature to the total uncertainty. The bottom section shows the observed 95% CL upper limits on the visible cross-section ($\langle\epsilon\sigma\rangle_{\mathrm{obs}}^{95}$), on the number of generic signal events ($S_{\mathrm{obs}}^{95}$) as well as the expected limit ($S_{\mathrm{exp}}^{95}$) given the expected number (and $\pm 1\sigma$ deviations from the expectation) of background events.

Expected (dashed black line) and observed (solid red line) 95% CL exclusion limits on the higgsino simplified model being considered. These are shown with $\pm 1\sigma_{\mathrm{exp}}$ (yellow band) from experimental systematic and statistical uncertainties, and with $\pm 1\sigma_{\mathrm{theory}}^{\mathrm{SUSY}}$ (red dotted lines) from signal cross-section uncertainties, respectively. The limits set by the latest ATLAS searches using the soft lepton and disappearing track signatures are illustrated by the blue and green regions, respectively, while the limit imposed by the LEP experiments is shown in gray. The dot-dashed gray line indicates the predicted mass-splitting for the pure higgsino scenario.

Expected (dashed black line) and observed (solid red line) 95% CL exclusion limits on the higgsino simplified model being considered. These are shown with $\pm 1\sigma_{\mathrm{exp}}$ (yellow band) from experimental systematic and statistical uncertainties, and with $\pm 1\sigma_{\mathrm{theory}}^{\mathrm{SUSY}}$ (red dotted lines) from signal cross-section uncertainties, respectively. The limits set by the latest ATLAS searches using the soft lepton and disappearing track signatures are illustrated by the blue and green regions, respectively, while the limit imposed by the LEP experiments is shown in gray. The dot-dashed gray line indicates the predicted mass-splitting for the pure higgsino scenario.

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Search for pair production of higgsinos in events with two Higgs bosons and missing transverse momentum in $\sqrt{s}=13$ TeV $pp$ collisions at the ATLAS experiment

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abbott, Braden Keim ; Abeling, Kira ; et al.
CERN-EP-2023-278, 2024.
Inspire Record 2751932 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.136030

This paper presents a search for pair production of higgsinos, the supersymmetric partners of the Higgs bosons, in scenarios with gauge-mediated supersymmetry breaking. Each higgsino is assumed to decay into a Higgs boson and a nearly massless gravitino. The search targets events where each Higgs boson decays into $b\bar{b}$, leading to a reconstructed final state with at least three energetic $b$-jets and missing transverse momentum. Two complementary analysis channels are used, with each channel specifically targeting either low or high values of the higgsino mass. The low-mass (high-mass) channel exploits 126 (139) fb$^{-1}$ of $\sqrt{s}=13$ TeV data collected by the ATLAS detector during Run 2 of the Large Hadron Collider. No significant excess above the Standard Model prediction is found. At 95% confidence level, masses between 130 GeV and 940 GeV are excluded for higgsinos decaying exclusively into Higgs bosons and gravitinos. Exclusion limits as a function of the higgsino decay branching ratio to a Higgs boson are also reported.

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Post-fit SR yields of the high-mass channel. The upper panel shows the observed number of events, as well the post-fit background predictions in each region. The bottom panel shows the ratio of the observed data and the total background prediction. The shaded areas correspond to the total statistical and systematic uncertainties obtained after the fit and described in Section 6.

Post-fit SR yields of the high-mass channel. The upper panel shows the observed number of events, as well the post-fit background predictions in each region. The bottom panel shows the ratio of the observed data and the total background prediction. The shaded areas correspond to the total statistical and systematic uncertainties obtained after the fit and described in Section 6.

Post-fit SR yields of the high-mass channel. The upper panel shows the observed number of events, as well the post-fit background predictions in each region. The bottom panel shows the ratio of the observed data and the total background prediction. The shaded areas correspond to the total statistical and systematic uncertainties obtained after the fit and described in Section 6.

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Test of lepton flavor universality in B$^{\pm}$$\to$ K$^{\pm}\mu^+\mu^-$ and B$^{\pm}$$\to$ K$^{\pm}$e$^+$e$^-$ decays in proton-proton collisions at $\sqrt{s}$ = 13 TeV

The CMS collaboration Hayrapetyan, Aram ; Tumasyan, Armen ; Adam, Wolfgang ; et al.
CMS-BPH-22-005, 2024.
Inspire Record 2747130 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.146018

A test of lepton flavor universality in B$^{\pm}$$\to$ K$^{\pm}\mu^+\mu^-$ and B$^{\pm}$$\to$ K$^{\pm}$e$^+$e$^-$ decays, as well as a measurement of differential and integrated branching fractions of a nonresonant B$^{\pm}$$\to$ K$^{\pm}\mu^+\mu^-$ decay are presented. The analysis is made possible by a dedicated data set of proton-proton collisions at $\sqrt{s}$ = 13 TeV recorded in 2018, by the CMS experiment at the LHC, using a special high-rate data stream designed for collecting about 10 billion unbiased b hadron decays. The ratio of the branching fractions $\mathcal{B}$(B$^{\pm}$$\to$ K$^{\pm}\mu^+\mu^-$) to $\mathcal{B}$(B$^{\pm}$$\to$ K$^{\pm}$e$^+$e$^-$) is determined from the measured double ratio $R$(K) of these decays to the respective branching fractions of the B$^\pm$$\to$ J/$\psi$K$^\pm$ with J/$\psi$$\to$$\mu^+\mu^-$ and e$^+$e$^-$ decays, which allow for significant cancellation of systematic uncertainties. The ratio $R$(K) is measured in the range 1.1 $\lt q^2 \lt$ 6.0 GeV$^2$, where $q$ is the invariant mass of the lepton pair, and is found to be $R$(K) = 0.78$^{+0.47}_{-0.23}$, in agreement with the standard model expectation $R$(K) $\approx$ 1. This measurement is limited by the statistical precision of the electron channel. The integrated branching fraction in the same $q^2$ range, $\mathcal{B}$(B$^{\pm}$$\to$ K$^{\pm}\mu^+\mu^-$) = (12.42 $\pm$ 0.68) $\times$ 10$^{-8}$, is consistent with the present world-average value and has a comparable precision.

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The differential $\text{B}^+ \to \text{K}^+\mu^+\mu^-$ branching fraction measured in the individual $q^2$ bins. The uncertainties in the yields are statistical uncertainties from the fit, while the branching fraction uncertainties include both the statistical and systematic components.

Differential branching fraction $d\mathcal{B}/dq^2$, with theoretical predictions obtained with the HEPFiT, SuperIso, Flavio, and EOS packages. The HEPFiT predictions are available only for $q^2 < 8\ \mathrm{GeV}^2$.

Relative uncertainties in the differential branching fraction measurement of $\mathrm{B}^+\to\mathrm{K}^+\mu^+\mu^-$ per $q^2$ bin.

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Search for boosted diphoton resonances in the 10 to 70 GeV mass range using 138 fb$^{-1}$ of 13 TeV $pp$ collisions with the ATLAS detector

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abbott, Braden Keim ; Abbott, D.C. ; et al.
JHEP 07 (2023) 155, 2023.
Inspire Record 2178061 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.131600

A search for diphoton resonances in the mass range between 10 and 70 GeV with the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is presented. The analysis is based on $pp$ collision data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 138 fb$^{-1}$ at a centre-of-mass energy of 13 TeV recorded from 2015 to 2018. Previous searches for diphoton resonances at the LHC have explored masses down to 65 GeV, finding no evidence of new particles. This search exploits the particular kinematics of events with pairs of closely spaced photons reconstructed in the detector, allowing examination of invariant masses down to 10 GeV. The presented strategy covers a region previously unexplored at hadron colliders because of the experimental challenges of recording low-energy photons and estimating the backgrounds. No significant excess is observed and the reported limits provide the strongest bound on promptly decaying axion-like particles coupling to gluons and photons for masses between 10 and 70 GeV.

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The expected and observed upper limits at 95\% CL on the fiducial cross-section times branching ratio to two photons of a narrow-width ($\Gamma_{X}$ = 4 MeV) scalar resonance as a function of its mass $m_{X}$.

Diphoton invariant mass in the signal region using a 0.1 GeV binning.

Parametrization of the $C_{X}$ factor, defined as the ratio between the number of reconstructed signal events passing the analysis cuts and the number of signal events at the particle level generated within the fiducial volume, as function of $m_{X}$ obtained from the narrow width simulated signal samples produced in gluon fusion.

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Search for an axion-like particle with forward proton scattering in association with photon pairs at ATLAS

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abbott, Braden Keim ; Abeling, Kira ; et al.
JHEP 07 (2023) 234, 2023.
Inspire Record 2653332 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.140956

A search for forward proton scattering in association with light-by-light scattering mediated by an axion-like particle is presented, using the ATLAS Forward Proton spectrometer to detect scattered protons and the central ATLAS detector to detect pairs of outgoing photons. Proton-proton collision data recorded in 2017 at a centre-of-mass energy of $\sqrt{s} = 13$ TeV were analysed, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 14.6 fb$^{-1}$. A total of 441 candidate signal events were selected. A search was made for a narrow resonance in the diphoton mass distribution, corresponding to an axion-like particle (ALP) with mass in the range 150-1600 GeV. No excess is observed above a smooth background. Upper limits on the production cross section of a narrow resonance are set as a function of the mass, and are interpreted as upper limits on the ALP production coupling constant, assuming 100% decay branching ratio into a photon pair. The inferred upper limit on the coupling constant is in the range 0.04-0.09 TeV$^{-1}$ at 95%confidence level.

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Signal selection efficiency as a function of ALP mass $m_{\textrm{X}}$ for the exclusive (EL), single-dissociative (SD), and double-dissociative (DD) processes. The ratio of the number of selected events to the number of generated MC events is given (black points) and is parameterised by an analytic function (red solid line). The linear (black dashed line) and cubic (blue chain line) interpolations of the black points are used to derive the envelopes (cyan filled region) which are regarded as systematic uncertainties.

The diphoton mass distribution of the mixed-data sample (black points).

The $(\xi_{\gamma\gamma}^{+},\xi_{\gamma\gamma}^{-})$ distribution of the selected data candidates after the full event selection in $m_{\gamma\gamma}$ in [150,1600] GeV with $m_{\gamma\gamma}$ contours (blue) and $y_{\gamma\gamma}$ contours (black). The range of $\xi_{\gamma\gamma}$ in which forward-proton matching is possible, $[0.035-\xi_{\textrm{th}}, 0.08+\xi_{\textrm{th}} ]$, for events that pass the matching requirement to the A or C side as indicated. No event passed the matching requirement for both the A-side and C-side.

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Search for new Higgs bosons via same-sign top quark pair production in association with a jet in proton-proton collisions at $\sqrt{s}$ = 13 TeV

The CMS collaboration Hayrapetyan, Aram ; Tumasyan, Armen ; Adam, Wolfgang ; et al.
CMS-TOP-22-010, 2023.
Inspire Record 2719537 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.140528

A search is presented for new Higgs bosons in proton-proton (pp) collision events in which a same-sign top quark pair is produced in association with a jet, via the pp $\to$ tH/A $\to$ t$\mathrm{\bar{t}}$c and pp $\to$ tH/A $\to$ t$\mathrm{\bar{t}}$u processes. Here, H and A represent the extra scalar and pseudoscalar boson, respectively, of the second Higgs doublet in the generalized two-Higgs-doublet model (g2HDM). The search is based on pp collision data collected at a center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV with the CMS detector at the LHC, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 138 fb$^{-1}$. Final states with a same-sign lepton pair in association with jets and missing transverse momentum are considered. New Higgs bosons in the 200-1000 GeV mass range and new Yukawa couplings between 0.1 and 1.0 are targeted in the search, for scenarios in which either H or A appear alone, or in which they coexist and interfere. No significant excess above the standard model prediction is observed. Exclusion limits are derived in the context of the g2HDM.

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Pre-fit distributon for leading jet's CvsL variable.

Pre-fit distributon for leading jet's CvsB variable.

Post-fit distributon of BDT discriminants for $\rho_{tu}=1.0$ with $m_A$ = 350 GeV interfered with H.($m_A - m_H$ = 50 GeV)

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Search for a CP-odd Higgs boson decaying into a heavy CP-even Higgs boson and a $Z$ boson in the $\ell^+\ell^- t\bar{t}$ and $\nu\bar{\nu}b\bar{b}$ final states using 140 fb$^{-1}$ of data collected with the ATLAS detector

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abbott, Braden Keim ; Abeling, Kira ; et al.
CERN-EP-2023-210, 2023.
Inspire Record 2719822 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.144335

A search for a heavy CP-odd Higgs boson, $A$, decaying into a $Z$ boson and a heavy CP-even Higgs boson, $H$, is presented. It uses the full LHC Run 2 dataset of $pp$ collisions at $\sqrt{s}=13$ TeV collected with the ATLAS detector, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of $140$ fb$^{-1}$. The search for $A\to ZH$ is performed in the $\ell^+\ell^- t\bar{t}$ and $\nu\bar{\nu}b\bar{b}$ final states and surpasses the reach of previous searches in different final states in the region with $m_H>350$ GeV and $m_A>800$ GeV. No significant deviation from the Standard Model expectation is found. Upper limits are placed on the production cross-section times the decay branching ratios. Limits with less model dependence are also presented as functions of the reconstructed $m(t\bar{t})$ and $m(b\bar{b})$ distributions in the $\ell^+\ell^- t\bar{t}$ and $\nu\bar{\nu}b\bar{b}$ channels, respectively. In addition, the results are interpreted in the context of two-Higgs-doublet models.

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<b><u>Overview of HEPData Record</u></b><br> <b>Upper limits on cross-sections:</b> <ul> <li><a href="?table=Cross-section%20limits%20for%20lltt,%20ggF,%20tanbeta=0.5">95% CL upper limit on ggF A->ZH(tt) production for tanb=0.5</a> <li><a href="?table=Cross-section%20limits%20for%20lltt,%20ggF,%20tanbeta=1">95% CL upper limit on ggF A->ZH(tt) production for tanb=1</a> <li><a href="?table=Cross-section%20limits%20for%20lltt,%20ggF,%20tanbeta=5">95% CL upper limit on ggF A->ZH(tt) production for tanb=5</a> <li><a href="?table=Cross-section%20limits%20for%20lltt,%20bbA,%20tanbeta=1">95% CL upper limit on bbA A->ZH(tt) production for tanb=1</a> <li><a href="?table=Cross-section%20limits%20for%20lltt,%20bbA,%20tanbeta=5">95% CL upper limit on bbA A->ZH(tt) production for tanb=5</a> <li><a href="?table=Cross-section%20limits%20for%20lltt,%20bbA,%20tanbeta=10">95% CL upper limit on bbA A->ZH(tt) production for tanb=10</a> <li><a href="?table=Cross-section%20limits%20for%20vvbb,%20ggA,%20tanbeta=0.5">95% CL upper limit on ggF A->ZH(bb) production for tanb=0.5</a> <li><a href="?table=Cross-section%20limits%20for%20vvbb,%20ggA,%20tanbeta=1">95% CL upper limit on ggF A->ZH(bb) production for tanb=1</a> <li><a href="?table=Cross-section%20limits%20for%20vvbb,%20ggA,%20tanbeta=5">95% CL upper limit on ggF A->ZH(bb) production for tanb=5</a> <li><a href="?table=Cross-section%20limits%20for%20vvbb,%20bbA,%20tanbeta=1">95% CL upper limit on bbA A->ZH(bb) production for tanb=1</a> <li><a href="?table=Cross-section%20limits%20for%20vvbb,%20bbA,%20tanbeta=5">95% CL upper limit on bbA A->ZH(bb) production for tanb=5</a> <li><a href="?table=Cross-section%20limits%20for%20vvbb,%20bbA,%20tanbeta=10">95% CL upper limit on bbA A->ZH(bb) production for tanb=10</a> <li><a href="?table=Cross-section%20limits%20for%20vvbb,%20bbA,%20tanbeta=20">95% CL upper limit on bbA A->ZH(bb) production for tanb=20</a> </ul> <b>Kinematic distributions:</b> <ul> <li><a href="?table=m(tt)&#44;L3hi_Zin&#44;ggF-production">m(tt) distribution in the L3hi_Zin region of the lltt channel</a> <li><a href="?table=m(bb)&#44;2tag&#44;0L&#44;ggF-production">m(bb) distribution in the 2 b-tag 0L region of the vvbb channel</a> <li><a href="?table=m(bb)&#44;3ptag&#44;0L&#44;bbA-production">m(bb) distribution in the 3p b-tag 0L region of the vvbb channel</a> <li><a href="?table=m(lltt)-m(tt)&#44;L3hi_Zin_Hin450&#44;bbA-production">Fit discriminant m(lltt)-m(tt) in the signal region of the lltt channel for the mH=450 GeV hypothesis with the bbA signal shown</a> <li><a href="?table=m(tt)&#44;L3hi_Zin&#44;bbA-production">m(tt) distribution in the L3hi_Zin region of the lltt channel with the bbA signal shown</a> <li><a href="?table=m(lltt)-m(tt)&#44;L3hi_Zin_Hin350&#44;ggF-production">Fit discriminant m(lltt)-m(tt) in the signal region of the lltt channel for the mH=350 GeV hypothesis</a> <li><a href="?table=m(lltt)-m(tt)&#44;L3hi_Zin_Hin400&#44;ggF-production">Fit discriminant m(lltt)-m(tt) in the signal region of the lltt channel for the mH=400 GeV hypothesis</a> <li><a href="?table=m(lltt)-m(tt)&#44;L3hi_Zin_Hin450&#44;ggF-production">Fit discriminant m(lltt)-m(tt) in the signal region of the lltt channel for the mH=450 GeV hypothesis</a> <li><a href="?table=m(lltt)-m(tt)&#44;L3hi_Zin_Hin500&#44;ggF-production">Fit discriminant m(lltt)-m(tt) in the signal region of the lltt channel for the mH=500 GeV hypothesis</a> <li><a href="?table=m(lltt)-m(tt)&#44;L3hi_Zin_Hin550&#44;ggF-production">Fit discriminant m(lltt)-m(tt) in the signal region of the lltt channel for the mH=550 GeV hypothesis</a> <li><a href="?table=m(lltt)-m(tt)&#44;L3hi_Zin_Hin600&#44;ggF-production">Fit discriminant m(lltt)-m(tt) in the signal region of the lltt channel for the mH=600 GeV hypothesis</a> <li><a href="?table=m(lltt)-m(tt)&#44;L3hi_Zin_Hin700&#44;ggF-production">Fit discriminant m(lltt)-m(tt) in the signal region of the lltt channel for the mH=700 GeV hypothesis</a> <li><a href="?table=m(lltt)-m(tt)&#44;L3hi_Zin_Hin800&#44;ggF-production">Fit discriminant m(lltt)-m(tt) in the signal region of the lltt channel for the mH=800 GeV hypothesis</a> <li><a href="?table=mTVH&#44;2tag&#44;0L_Hin130&#44;ggF-production">Fit discriminant mT(VH) in the 2 b-tag signal region of the vvbb channel for the mH=130 GeV hypothesis</a> <li><a href="?table=mTVH&#44;2tag&#44;0L_Hin150&#44;ggF-production">Fit discriminant mT(VH) in the 2 b-tag signal region of the vvbb channel for the mH=150 GeV hypothesis</a> <li><a href="?table=mTVH&#44;2tag&#44;0L_Hin200&#44;ggF-production">Fit discriminant mT(VH) in the 2 b-tag signal region of the vvbb channel for the mH=200 GeV hypothesis</a> <li><a href="?table=mTVH&#44;2tag&#44;0L_Hin250&#44;ggF-production">Fit discriminant mT(VH) in the 2 b-tag signal region of the vvbb channel for the mH=250 GeV hypothesis</a> <li><a href="?table=mTVH&#44;2tag&#44;0L_Hin300&#44;ggF-production">Fit discriminant mT(VH) in the 2 b-tag signal region of the vvbb channel for the mH=300 GeV hypothesis</a> <li><a href="?table=mTVH&#44;2tag&#44;0L_Hin350&#44;ggF-production">Fit discriminant mT(VH) in the 2 b-tag signal region of the vvbb channel for the mH=350 GeV hypothesis</a> <li><a href="?table=mTVH&#44;2tag&#44;0L_Hin400&#44;ggF-production">Fit discriminant mT(VH) in the 2 b-tag signal region of the vvbb channel for the mH=400 GeV hypothesis</a> <li><a href="?table=mTVH&#44;2tag&#44;0L_Hin450&#44;ggF-production">Fit discriminant mT(VH) in the 2 b-tag signal region of the vvbb channel for the mH=450 GeV hypothesis</a> <li><a href="?table=mTVH&#44;2tag&#44;0L_Hin500&#44;ggF-production">Fit discriminant mT(VH) in the 2 b-tag signal region of the vvbb channel for the mH=500 GeV hypothesis</a> <li><a href="?table=mTVH&#44;2tag&#44;0L_Hin600&#44;ggF-production">Fit discriminant mT(VH) in the 2 b-tag signal region of the vvbb channel for the mH=600 GeV hypothesis</a> <li><a href="?table=mTVH&#44;2tag&#44;0L_Hin700&#44;ggF-production">Fit discriminant mT(VH) in the 2 b-tag signal region of the vvbb channel for the mH=700 GeV hypothesis</a> <li><a href="?table=mTVH&#44;2tag&#44;0L_Hin800&#44;ggF-production">Fit discriminant mT(VH) in the 2 b-tag signal region of the vvbb channel for the mH=800 GeV hypothesis</a> <li><a href="?table=mTVH&#44;3ptag&#44;0L_Hin130&#44;bbA-production">Fit discriminant mT(VH) in the 3p b-tag signal region of the vvbb channel for the mH=130 GeV hypothesis</a> <li><a href="?table=mTVH&#44;3ptag&#44;0L_Hin150&#44;bbA-production">Fit discriminant mT(VH) in the 3p b-tag signal region of the vvbb channel for the mH=150 GeV hypothesis</a> <li><a href="?table=mTVH&#44;3ptag&#44;0L_Hin200&#44;bbA-production">Fit discriminant mT(VH) in the 3p b-tag signal region of the vvbb channel for the mH=200 GeV hypothesis</a> <li><a href="?table=mTVH&#44;3ptag&#44;0L_Hin250&#44;bbA-production">Fit discriminant mT(VH) in the 3p b-tag signal region of the vvbb channel for the mH=250 GeV hypothesis</a> <li><a href="?table=mTVH&#44;3ptag&#44;0L_Hin300&#44;bbA-production">Fit discriminant mT(VH) in the 3p b-tag signal region of the vvbb channel for the mH=300 GeV hypothesis</a> <li><a href="?table=mTVH&#44;3ptag&#44;0L_Hin350&#44;bbA-production">Fit discriminant mT(VH) in the 3p b-tag signal region of the vvbb channel for the mH=350 GeV hypothesis</a> <li><a href="?table=mTVH&#44;3ptag&#44;0L_Hin400&#44;bbA-production">Fit discriminant mT(VH) in the 3p b-tag signal region of the vvbb channel for the mH=400 GeV hypothesis</a> <li><a href="?table=mTVH&#44;3ptag&#44;0L_Hin450&#44;bbA-production">Fit discriminant mT(VH) in the 3p b-tag signal region of the vvbb channel for the mH=450 GeV hypothesis</a> <li><a href="?table=mTVH&#44;3ptag&#44;0L_Hin500&#44;bbA-production">Fit discriminant mT(VH) in the 3p b-tag signal region of the vvbb channel for the mH=500 GeV hypothesis</a> <li><a href="?table=mTVH&#44;3ptag&#44;0L_Hin600&#44;bbA-production">Fit discriminant mT(VH) in the 3p b-tag signal region of the vvbb channel for the mH=600 GeV hypothesis</a> <li><a href="?table=mTVH&#44;3ptag&#44;0L_Hin700&#44;bbA-production">Fit discriminant mT(VH) in the 3p b-tag signal region of the vvbb channel for the mH=700 GeV hypothesis</a> <li><a href="?table=mTVH&#44;3ptag&#44;0L_Hin800&#44;bbA-production">Fit discriminant mT(VH) in the 3p b-tag signal region of the vvbb channel for the mH=800 GeV hypothesis</a> <li><a href="?table=mTVH&#44;2tag&#44;2L">Fit discriminant mT(VH) in the 2L region of the vvbb channel</a> <li><a href="?table=mTVH&#44;2tag&#44;em">Fit discriminant mT(VH) in the em region of the vvbb channel</a> <li><a href="?table=mTVH&#44;3ptag&#44;2L">Fit discriminant mT(VH) in the 2L region of the vvbb channel</a> <li><a href="?table=mTVH&#44;3ptag&#44;em">Fit discriminant mT(VH) in the em region of the vvbb channel</a> <li><a href="?table=lep3pt&#44;L3hi_Zin">pT(lepton,3) distribution in the L3hi_Zin region of the lltt channel</a> <li><a href="?table=etaHrestVH&#44;L3hi_Zin">eta(H,VH rest frame) distribution in the signal region of the lltt channel</a> <li><a href="?table=ETmiss&#44;2tag&#44;0L">ETmiss distribution in the 2 b-tag signal region of the vvbb channel</a> <li><a href="?table=mtopnear&#44;2tag&#44;0L">m(top,near) distribution in the 2 b-tag signal region of the vvbb channel</a> <li><a href="?table=ETmiss&#44;3ptag&#44;0L">ETmiss distribution in the 3p b-tag signal region of the vvbb channel</a> <li><a href="?table=mtopnear&#44;3ptag&#44;0L">m(top,near) distribution in the 3p b-tag signal region of the vvbb channel</a> </ul> <b>Observed local significance:</b> <ul> <li><a href="?table=Local%20significance,%20lltt,%20ggF%20production">ggF A->ZH->lltt signals</a> <li><a href="?table=Local%20significance,%20lltt,%20bbA%20production">bbA A->ZH->lltt signals</a> <li><a href="?table=Local%20significance,%20vvbb,%20ggF%20production">ggF A->ZH->vvbb signals</a> <li><a href="?table=Local%20significance,%20vvbb,%20bbA%20production">bbA A->ZH->vvbb signals</a> </ul> <b>Acceptance and efficiency:</b> <ul> <li><a href="?table=Acceptance*efficiency,%20lltt,%20ggF%20production">ggF A->ZH->lltt signals</a> <li><a href="?table=Acceptance*efficiency,%20lltt,%20bbA%20production">bbA A->ZH->lltt signals</a> <li><a href="?table=Acceptance*efficiency,%20vvbb,%20ggF%20production">ggF A->ZH->vvbb signals</a> <li><a href="?table=Acceptance*efficiency,%20vvbb,%20bbA%20production">bbA A->ZH->vvbb signals</a> </ul>

The distribution of the fit discriminant m(lltt)-m(tt) in the signal region of the lltt channel for the mH=450 GeV hypothesis. <br><br><a href="?table=overview">return to overview</a>

The distribution of the fit discriminant mTVH in the 2 b-tag signal region of the vvbb channel for the mH=300 GeV hypothesis. <br><br><a href="?table=overview">return to overview</a>

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Search for W' bosons decaying to a top and a bottom quark in leptonic final states in proton-proton collisions at $\sqrt{s}$ = 13 TeV

The CMS collaboration Hayrapetyan, Aram ; Tumasyan, Armen ; Adam, Wolfgang ; et al.
CMS-B2G-20-012, 2023.
Inspire Record 2716079 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.144179

A search for W' bosons decaying to a top and a bottom quark in final states including an electron or a muon is performed with the CMS detector at the LHC. The analyzed data correspond to an integrated luminosity of 138 fb$^{-1}$ of proton-proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 13 Tev. Good agreement with the standard model expectation is observed and no evidence for the existence of the W' boson is found over the mass range examined. The largest observed deviation from the standard model expectation is found for a W' boson mass ($m_\mathrm{W'}$) hypothesis of 3.8 TeV with a relative decay width of 1%, with a local (global) significance of 2.6 (2.0) standard deviations. Upper limits on the production cross sections of W' bosons decaying to a top and a bottom quark are set. Left- and right-handed W' bosons with $m_\mathrm{W'}$ below 3.9 and 4.3 TeV, respectively, are excluded at the 95% confidence level, under the assumption that the new particle has a narrow decay width. Limits are also set for relative decay widths up to 30%. These are the most stringent limits to date on this W' boson decay channel.

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Post-fit distributions of $M_{\ell v jj}$ in the $R0_A$ control subregion for muons. The lower panel reports the data minus the expected number of events normalized to the statistical uncertainty of the data. The orange band represents the systematic uncertainties also normalized to the statistical uncertainty of the data.

Post-fit distributions of $M_{\ell v jj}$ in the $R0_A$ control subregion for electrons. The lower panel reports the data minus the expected number of events normalized to the statistical uncertainty of the data. The orange band represents the systematic uncertainties also normalized to the statistical uncertainty of the data.

Post-fit distributions of $M_{\ell v jj}$ in the $R2B_A$ subregion for muons. All process yields and nuisance parameters are set to the values obtained from the background plus signal fit. The signal considered for the fit corresponds to the purely right-handed production of a W' with $m_{W'}$ of 3.6 TeV and a relative width of 1$\%$ of the $m_{W'}$, and is represented by the solid red line. The lower panels show the data minus the expected number of events, normalized to the statistical uncertainty of the data. The orange band represents the systematic uncertainties, also normalized to the statistical uncertainty of the data.

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