Study of WWγ and WZγ production in pp collisions at √s=8TeV and search for anomalous quartic gauge couplings with the ATLAS experiment

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This paper presents a study of WWγ and WZγ triboson production using events from proton–proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of s=8TeV recorded with the ATLAS detector at the LHC and corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 20.2 fb- 1. The WWγ production cross-section is determined using a final state containing an electron, a muon, a photon, and neutrinos (e). Upper limits on the production cross-section of the e final state and the WWγ and WZγ final states containing an electron or a muon, two jets, a photon, and a neutrino (eνjjγ or μνjjγ) are also derived. The results are compared to the cross-sections predicted by the Standard Model at next-to-leading order in the strong-coupling constant. In addition, upper limits on the production cross-sections are derived in a fiducial region optimised for a search for new physics beyond the Standard Model. The results are interpreted in the context of anomalous quartic gauge couplings using an effective field theory. Confidence intervals at 95% confidence level are derived for the 14 coupling coefficients to which WWγ and WZγ production are sensitive. © 2017, CERN for the benefit of the ATLAS collaboration.

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  • University of Toronto
  • Mohamed Premier University
  • Aix-Marseille University
  • University of Oklahoma
  • Institute of Physics Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences
  • University of Paris-Sud
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  • Subatomic Physics
Original languageEnglish
Article number646
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Volume77
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes

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Export Date: 6 October 2017