Measurements of production cross sections of polarized same-sign W boson pairs in association with two jets in proton-proton collisions at s=13 TeV

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Abstract

The first measurements of production cross sections of polarized same-sign W±W± boson pairs in proton-proton collisions are reported. The measurements are based on a data sample collected with the CMS detector at the LHC at a center-of-mass energy of 13TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 137fb−1. Events are selected by requiring exactly two same-sign leptons, electrons or muons, moderate missing transverse momentum, and two jets with a large rapidity separation and a large dijet mass to enhance the contribution of same-sign W±W± scattering events. An observed (expected) 95% confidence level upper limit of 1.17 (0.88) fbis set on the production cross section for longitudinally polarized same-sign W±W± boson pairs. The electroweak production of same-sign W±W± boson pairs with at least one of the W bosons longitudinally polarized is measured with an observed (expected) significance of 2.3 (3.1) standard deviations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number136018
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume812
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 10 2021

Keywords

  • CMS
  • Diboson
  • Electroweak
  • Longitudinal
  • Polarized

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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