Combination of searches for heavy resonances decaying to WW, WZ, ZZ, WH, and ZH boson pairs in proton–proton collisions at √s=8 and 13 TeV

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dc.contributor.author Amelung, Christoph
dc.contributor.author Amundsen, Glenn
dc.contributor.author Artoni, Giacomo
dc.contributor.author Barone, Gaetano
dc.contributor.author Bensinger, James R.
dc.contributor.author Bianchini, Louis
dc.contributor.author Blocker, Craig
dc.contributor.author Coffey, Laurel
dc.contributor.author Dhaliwal, Saminder
dc.contributor.author Loew, Kevin
dc.contributor.author Sciolla, Gabriella
dc.contributor.author Venturini, Alessio
dc.contributor.author Zengel, Keith
dc.date.accessioned 2017-12-05T21:10:05Z
dc.date.available 2017-12-05T21:10:05Z
dc.date.issued 2017-10-03
dc.identifier.citation ATLAS Collaboration Physics Letters B 774 (2017) 533–558
dc.identifier.issn 0370-2693
dc.identifier.issn 1873-2445
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10192/35034
dc.description Published version can be found on Elsevier's site: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0370269317307955
dc.description.abstract A statistical combination of searches is presented for massive resonances decaying to WW, WZ, ZZ, WH, and ZH boson pairs in proton–proton collision data collected by the CMS experiment at the LHC. The data were taken at centre-of-mass energies of 8 and 13 TeV, corresponding to respective integrated luminosities of 19.7 and up to 2.7 fb−1. The results are interpreted in the context of heavy vector triplet and singlet models that mimic properties of composite-Higgs models predicting Wand Zbosons decaying to WZ, WW, WH, and ZH bosons. A model with a bulk graviton that decays into WW and ZZ is also considered. This is the first combined search for WW, WZ, WH, and ZH resonances and yields lower limits on masses at 95% confidence level for Wand Zsinglets at 2.3 TeV, and for a triplet at 2.4 TeV. The limits on the production cross section of a narrow bulk graviton resonance with the curvature scale of the warped extra dimension ˜ k = 0.5, in the mass range of 0.6 to 4.0 TeV, are the most stringent published to date
dc.description.sponsorship Funded by SCOAP3. Supported by ANPCyT, Argentina; YerPhI, Armenia; ARC, Australia; BMWFW and FWF, Austria; ANAS, Azerbaijan; SSTC, Belarus; CNPq and FAPESP, Brazil; NSERC, NRC and CFI, Canada; CERN; CONICYT, Chile; CAS, MOST and NSFC, China; COLCIENCIAS, Colombia; MSMT CR, MPO CR and VSC CR, Czech Republic; DNRF, DNSRC and Lundbeck Foundation, Denmark; IN2P3-CNRS, CEA-DSM/IRFU, France; GNSF, Georgia; BMBF, HGF, and MPG, Germany; GSRT, Greece; RGC, Hong Kong SAR, China; ISF, I-CORE and Benoziyo Center, Israel; INFN, Italy; MEXT and JSPS, Japan; CNRST, Morocco; FOM and NWO, Netherlands; RCN, Norway; MNiSW and NCN, Poland; FCT, Portugal; MNE/IFA, Romania; MES of Russia and NRC KI, Russian Federation; JINR; MESTD, Serbia; MSSR, Slovakia; ARRS and MIZŠ, Slovenia; DST/NRF, South Africa; MINECO, Spain; SRC and Wallenberg Foundation, Sweden; SERI, SNSF and Cantons of Bern and Geneva, Switzerland; MOST, Taiwan; TAEK, Turkey; STFC, United Kingdom; DOE and NSF, United States of America. In addition, individual groups and members have received support from BCKDF, the Canada Council, CANARIE, CRC, Compute Canada, FQRNT, and the Ontario Innovation Trust, Canada; EPLANET, ERC, FP7, Horizon 2020 and Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, European Union; Investissements d’Avenir Labex and Idex, ANR, Region Auvergne and Fondation Partager le Savoir, France; DFG and AvH Foundation, Germany; Herakleitos, Thales and Aristeia programmes co-financed by EU-ESF and the Greek NSRF; BSF, GIF and Minerva, Israel; BRF, Norway; the Royal Society and Leverhulme Trust, United Kingdom. The crucial computing support from all WLCG partners is acknowledged gratefully, in particular from CERN and the ATLAS Tier-1 facilities at TRIUMF (Canada), NDGF (Denmark, Norway, Sweden), CC-IN2P3 (France), KIT/GridKA (Germany), INFN-CNAF (Italy), NL-T1 (Netherlands), PIC (Spain), ASGC (Taiwan), RAL (UK) and BNL (USA) and in the Tier-2 facilities worldwide.
dc.language English
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Elsevier
dc.rights Copyright by CERN 2017
dc.subject CMS
dc.subject Physics
dc.subject Di-boson
dc.subject Resonances
dc.subject Combination
dc.title Combination of searches for heavy resonances decaying to WW, WZ, ZZ, WH, and ZH boson pairs in proton–proton collisions at √s=8 and 13 TeV
dc.type Article
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2017.09.083


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