Evidence for the production of three massive vector bosons with the ATLAS detector



ATLAS Collaboration,
(2019) Evidence for the production of three massive vector bosons with the ATLAS detector. Physics Letters. Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics, 798.

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Abstract

A search for the production of three massive vector bosons in proton-proton collisions is performed using data at $\sqrt{s} = 13$ TeV recorded with the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider in the years 2015-2017, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of $79.8$ fb$^{-1}$. Events with two same-sign leptons $\ell$ (electrons or muons) and at least two reconstructed jets are selected to search for $WWW \to \ell \nu \ell \nu qq$. Events with three leptons without any same-flavour opposite-sign lepton pairs are used to search for $WWW \to \ell \nu \ell\nu \ell \nu$, while events with three leptons and at least one same-flavour opposite-sign lepton pair and one or more reconstructed jets are used to search for $WWZ \to \ell \nu qq \ell \ell$. Finally, events with four leptons are analysed to search for $WWZ \to \ell \nu \ell \nu \ell \ell$ and $WZZ \to qq \ell \ell \ell \ell$. Evidence for the joint production of three massive vector bosons is observed with a significance of 4.1 standard deviations, where the expectation is 3.1 standard deviations.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: 37 pages in total, author list starting page 21, 6 figures, 5 tables, submitted to Phys. Lett. B. All figures including auxiliary figures are available at http://atlas.web.cern.ch/Atlas/GROUPS/PHYSICS/PAPERS/STDM-2017-22
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2019 07:55
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2021 11:47
DOI: 10.1016/j.physletb.2019.134913
Open Access URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2019.134913
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3056125