A new method to distinguish hadronically decaying boosted $Z$ bosons from $W$ bosons using the ATLAS detector

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  • ATLAS Collaboration

Colleges, School and Institutes


The distribution of particles inside hadronic jets produced in the decay of boosted $W$ and $Z$ bosons can be used to discriminate such jets from the continuum background. Given that a jet has been identified as likely resulting from the hadronic decay of a boosted $W$ or $Z$ boson, this paper presents a technique for further differentiating $Z$ bosons from $W$ bosons. The variables used are jet mass, jet charge, and a b-tagging discriminant. A likelihood tagger is constructed from these variables and tested in the simulation of $W'\rightarrow WZ$ for bosons in the transverse momentum range 200 GeV $p_{T}

Bibliographic note

32 pages plus author list (49 pages total), 19 figures, published version, all figures including auxiliary figures are available at https://atlas.web.cern.ch/Atlas/GROUPS/PHYSICS/PAPERS/PERF-2015-02/


Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Publication statusPublished - 16 Sep 2015


  • hep-ex