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

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The CMS Collaboration , Sirunyan , A M , Tumasyan , A , Eerola , P , Forthomme , L , Kirschenmann , H , Österberg , K , Voutilainen , M , Brücken , E , Garcia , F , Havukainen , J , Karimäki , V , Kim , M , Kinnunen , R , Lampén , T , Lassila-Perini , K , Lehti , S , Lindén , T , Luukka , P , Pekkanen , J , Siikonen , H , Tuominen , E , Tuominiemi , J , Viinikainen , J & Tuuva , T 2021 , ' Measurements of production cross sections of polarized same-sign W boson pairs in association with two jets in proton-proton collisions at root s=13 TeV ' , Physics Letters B , vol. 812 , 136018 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2020.136018

Title: Measurements of production cross sections of polarized same-sign W boson pairs in association with two jets in proton-proton collisions at root s=13 TeV
Author: The CMS collaboration; Sirunyan, A. M.; Tumasyan, A.; Eerola, P.; Forthomme, Laurent; Kirschenmann, H.; Österberg, K.; Voutilainen, M.; Brücken, Erik; Garcia, F.; Havukainen, J.; Karimäki, V.; Kim, Minsuk; Kinnunen, R.; Lampén, T.; Lassila-Perini, K.; Lehti, S.; Lindén, T.; Luukka, P.; Pekkanen, Juska; Siikonen, H.; Tuominen, E.; Tuominiemi, J.; Viinikainen, Jussi; Tuuva, T.
Contributor organization: Department of Physics
Helsinki Institute of Physics
Date: 2021-01-10
Language: eng
Number of pages: 27
Belongs to series: Physics Letters B
ISSN: 0370-2693
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2020.136018
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/328362
Abstract: The first measurements of production cross sections of polarized same-sign (WW +/-)-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 13 TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 137 fb(-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 (WW +/-)-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. (C) 2020 The Author(s). Published by Elsevier B.V.
Subject: 114 Physical sciences
CMS
Diboson
Electroweak
Polarized
Longitudinal
WEAK-INTERACTIONS
HIGH-ENERGIES
Peer reviewed: Yes
Rights: cc_by
Usage restriction: openAccess
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