Search for the production of <i>W</i><SUP>±</SUP><i>W</i><SUP>±</SUP><i>W</i><SUP>∓</SUP> events at √<i>s</i>=13 TeV

Sirunyan, AM, Tumasyan, A, Adam, W, Ambrogi, F, Bergauer, T, Brandstetter, J, Dragicevic, M, Eroe, J, Del Valle, A Escalante, Flechl, M
et al (show 2319 more authors) (2019) Search for the production of <i>W</i><SUP>±</SUP><i>W</i><SUP>±</SUP><i>W</i><SUP>∓</SUP> events at √<i>s</i>=13 TeV. PHYSICAL REVIEW D, 100 (1).

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A search for the production of events containing three W bosons predicted by the standard model is reported. The search is based on a data sample of proton-proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV recorded by the CMS experiment at the CERN LHC and corresponding to a total integrated luminosity of 35.9 fb-1. The search is performed in final states with three leptons (electrons or muons), or with two same-charge leptons plus two jets. The observed (expected) significance of the signal for W±W±W production is 0.60 (1.78) standard deviations, and the ratio of the measured signal yield to that expected from the standard model is 0.34-0.34+0.62. Limits are placed on three anomalous quartic gauge couplings and on the production of massive axionlike particles.

Item Type: Article
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2019 17:23
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2023 09:06
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.100.012004
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