Search for the production of W±W±W∓ events at √s = 13 TeV

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The CMS Collaboration , Sirunyan , A M , Eerola , P , Forthomme , L , Kirschenmann , H , Österberg , K , Voutilainen , M , Havukainen , J , Heikkilä , J , Järvinen , T , Karimäki , V , Kinnunen , R , Lampén , T , Lassila-Perini , K , Laurila , S , Lehti , S , Linden , T , Luukka , P , Mäenpää , T , Siikonen , H , Tuominen , E , Tuominiemi , J & Tuuva , T 2019 , ' Search for the production of W±W±W∓ events at √s = 13 TeV ' , Physical Review D , vol. 100 , no. 1 , 012004 . https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.100.012004

Title: Search for the production of W±W±W∓ events at √s = 13 TeV
Author: The CMS collaboration; Sirunyan, A. M.; Eerola, Paula; Forthomme, Laurent; Kirschenmann, Henning; Österberg, Kenneth; Voutilainen, Mikko; Havukainen, Joona; Heikkilä, Jaana; Järvinen, Terhi; Karimäki, Veikko; Kinnunen, Ritva; Lampén, Tapio; Lassila-Perini, Katri (Kati); Laurila, Santeri; Lehti, Sami; Linden, Tomas; Luukka, Panja; Mäenpää, T; Siikonen, Hannu; Tuominen, Eija; Tuominiemi, Jorma; Tuuva, Tuure
Contributor organization: Department of Physics
Helsinki Institute of Physics
Date: 2019-07-01
Language: eng
Number of pages: 25
Belongs to series: Physical Review D
ISSN: 2470-0010
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.100.012004
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/312198
Abstract: 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$^\pm$W$^\pm$W$^\mp$ 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 $^{+0.62}_{-0.34}$. Limits are placed on three anomalous quartic gauge couplings and on the production of massive axionlike particles.
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Subject: 114 Physical sciences
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