A multi-dimensional search for new heavy resonances decaying to boosted WW, WZ, or ZZ boson pairs in the dijet final state at 13 TeV

CMS Collaboration, Freya Blekman, Emil Sørensen Bols, Simranjit Singh Chhibra, Jorgen D'Hondt, Jarne De Clercq, Denys Lontkovskyi, Steven Lowette, Ivan Marchesini, Seth Moortgat, Lieselotte Moreels, Quentin Python, Kirill Skovpen, Stefaan Tavernier, Walter Van Doninck, Petra Van Mulders, Isis Marina Van Parijs, Douglas Burns

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Abstract

A search in an all-jet final state for new massive resonances decaying to WW, WZ, or ZZ boson pairs using a novel analysis method is presented. The analysis is performed on data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 77.3 fb$^{-1}$ recorded with the CMS experiment at the LHC at a centre-of-mass energy of 13 TeV. The search is focussed on potential resonances with masses above 1.2 TeV, where the decay products of each W or Z boson are expected to be collimated into a single, large-radius jet. The signal is extracted using a three-dimensional maximum likelihood fit of the two jet masses and the dijet invariant mass, yielding an improvement in sensitivity of up to 30% relative to previous search methods. No excess is observed above the estimated standard model background. In a heavy vector triplet model, spin-1 Z' and W' resonances with masses below 3.5 and 3.8 TeV, respectively, are excluded at 95% confidence level. In a narrow-width bulk graviton model, upper limits on cross sections are set between 27 and 0.2 fb for resonance masses between 1.2 and 5.2 TeV, respectively. The limits presented in this paper are the best to date in the dijet final state.
Original languageEnglish
Article number237
Pages (from-to)237
Number of pages34
JournalThe European Physical Journal C
Volume80
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2020

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Replaced with the published version. Added the journal reference and the DOI. All the figures and tables can be found at http://cms-results.web.cern.ch/cms-results/public-results/publications/B2G-18-002 (CMS Public Pages)

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  • hep-ex

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