Search for a new heavy gauge-boson resonance decaying into a lepton and missing transverse momentum in 36 fb −1 of pp collisions at s√=13 TeV with the ATLAS experiment

M. Aaboud, Paul Newman, ATLAS Collaboration

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Abstract

The results of a search for new heavy W′ bosons decaying to an electron or muon and a neutrino using proton–proton collision data at a centre-of-mass energy of s√ = 13 TeV are presented. The dataset was collected in 2015 and 2016 by the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider and corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 36.1 fb −1 . As no excess of events above the Standard Model prediction is observed, the results are used to set upper limits on the W′ boson cross-section times branching ratio to an electron or muon and a neutrino as a function of the W′ mass. Assuming a W′ boson with the same couplings as the Standard Model W boson, W′ masses below 5.1 TeV are excluded at the 95% confidence level.
Original languageEnglish
Article number401
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Volume77
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 May 2018

Keywords

  • hep-ex

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