Search for massive WH resonances decaying into the bb‾ final state at √s = 8 TeV

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Abstract

A search for a massive resonance W' decayinginto a W and a Higgs boson in the bb‾ (l = e, μ) final state is presented. Results are based on data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 19.7 fb−1 of proton–proton collisions at √s = 8 TeV, collected using the CMS detector at the LHC. For a high-mass (>∼ 1 TeV) resonance, the two bottom quarks coming from the Higgs boson decay are reconstructed as a single jet, which can be tagged by placing requirements on its substructure and flavour. Exclusion limitsat 95 % confidence level are set on the production cross section of a narrow resonance decaying into WH, as a functionof its mass. In the context of a little Higgs model, a lower limit on the W' mass of 1.4 TeV is set. In a heavy vector triplet model that mimics the properties of composite Higgs models, a lower limit on the W' mass of 1.5 TeV is set. In the context of this model, the results are combined with related searches to obtain a lower limit on the W' mass of 1.8 TeV, the most restrictive to date for decays to a pair of standard model bosons.
Original languageEnglish
Article number237
Number of pages26
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Volume76
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Supersymmetry
  • Squark pair
  • Collisions

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