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

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

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43 pages in total, author list starting page 27, 8 figures, 5 tables, published in PLB. All figures including auxiliary figures are available at


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)347-370
Number of pages24
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Early online date22 Nov 2018
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jan 2019


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