Combination of searches for heavy resonances decaying into bosonic and leptonic final states using 36 fb⁻¹ of proton-proton collision data at √s = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector

Rimoldi, Marco; Mullier, Geoffrey; Miucci, Antonio; Merlassino, Claudia; Haug, Sigve; Weber, Michael; Meloni, Federico; Beck, Hans Peter; Ereditato, Antonio (2018). Combination of searches for heavy resonances decaying into bosonic and leptonic final states using 36 fb⁻¹ of proton-proton collision data at √s = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector. Physical review. D - particles, fields, gravitation, and cosmology, 98(5) American Physical Society 10.1103/PhysRevD.98.052008

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Searches for new heavy resonances decaying into different pairings of W,Z, or Higgs bosons, as well as directly into leptons, are presented using a data sample corresponding to 36.1fb⁻¹ of pp collisions at √s = 13 TeV collected during 2015 and 2016 with the ATLAS detector at the CERN Large Hadron Collider. Analyses selecting bosonic decay modes in the qqqq, ννqq, ℓνqq, ℓℓqq, ℓνℓν, ℓℓνν, ℓνℓℓ, ℓℓℓℓ, qqbb, ννbb, ℓνbb, and ℓℓbb final states are combined, searching for a narrow-width resonance. Likewise, analyses selecting the leptonic ℓν and ℓℓ final states are also combined. These two sets ofanalyses are then further combined. No significant deviation from the Standard Model predictions isobserved. Three benchmark models are tested: a model predicting the existence of a new heavy scalar singlet, a simplified model predicting a heavy vector-boson triplet, and a bulk Randall-Sundrum modelwith a heavy spin-2 Kaluza-Klein excitation of the graviton. Cross section limits are set at the 95% confidence level using an asymptotic approximation and are compared with predictions for thebenchmark models. These limits are also expressed in terms of constraints on couplings of the heavy vector-boson triplet to quarks, leptons, and the Higgs boson. The data exclude a heavy vector-boson tripletwith mass below 5.5 TeV in a weakly coupled scenario and 4.5 TeV in a strongly coupled scenario, as well as a Kaluza-Klein graviton with mass below 2.3 TeV.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute > Laboratory for High Energy Physics (LHEP)

UniBE Contributor:

Haug, Sigve; Weber, Michael and Beck, Hans Peter

Subjects:

500 Science > 530 Physics

ISSN:

1550-7998

Publisher:

American Physical Society

Language:

English

Submitter:

BORIS Import LHEP

Date Deposited:

18 Jun 2019 08:06

Last Modified:

24 Oct 2019 00:50

Publisher DOI:

10.1103/PhysRevD.98.052008

Additional Information:

Kollaboration - Es sind nur die Berner Autoren namentlich erwaehnt

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.129019

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/129019

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