Evidence for Electroweak Production of W(+/-)W(+/-)jj in pp Collisions at root s=8 TeV with the ATLAS Detector

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Abstract

This Letter presents the first study of W(+/-)W(+/-)jj, same-electric-charge diboson production in association with two jets, using 20.3 fb(-1) of proton-proton collision data at root s = 8 TeV recorded by the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider. Events with two reconstructed same-charge leptons (e(+/-)e(+/-), e(+/-)mu(+/-), and mu(+/-)mu(+/-)) and two or more jets are analyzed. Production cross sections are measured in two fiducial regions, with different sensitivities to the electroweak and strong production mechanisms. First evidence for W(+/-)W(+/-)jj production and electroweak-only W(+/-)W(+/-)jj production is observed with a significance of 4.5 and 3.6 standard deviations, respectively. The measured production cross sections are in agreement with standard model predictions. Limits at 95% confidence level are set on anomalous quartic gauge couplings.
Original languageEnglish
Article number141803
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume113
Issue number14
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Oct 2014

Keywords

  • INTERACTING WW SYSTEM
  • HEAVY HIGGS BOSONS
  • GOLD-PLATED MODES
  • WEAK INTERACTIONS
  • HIGH-ENERGIES
  • LHC
  • MASS

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