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Study of exclusive two-photon production of W+W− in pp collisions at s√=7 TeV and constraints on anomalous quartic gauge couplings


CMS Collaboration; Chatrchyan, S; Khachatryan, V; Sirunyan, A M; et al; Chiochia, V; Kilminster, B; Robmann, P (2013). Study of exclusive two-photon production of W+W− in pp collisions at s√=7 TeV and constraints on anomalous quartic gauge couplings. Journal of High Energy Physics, 07:116.

Abstract

A search for exclusive or quasi-exclusive W+W− production by photon-photon interactions, pp → p(*)W+W−p(*), at s√=7 TeV is reported using data collected by the CMS detector with an integrated luminosity of 5.05 fb−1. Events are selected by requiring a μ ±e∓ vertex with no additional associated charged tracks and dilepton transverse momentum p T(μ ±e∓) > 30 GeV. Two events passing all selection requirements are observed in the data, compared to a standard model expectation of 2.2 ± 0.4 signal events with 0.84 ± 0.15 background. The tail of the dilepton p T distribution is studied for deviations from the standard model. No events are observed with p T  > 100 GeV. Model-independent upper limits are computed and compared to predictions involving anomalous quartic gauge couplings. The limits on the parameters aW0,C/Λ2 with a dipole form factor and an energy cutoff Λcutoff = 500 GeV are of the order of 10−4.

Abstract

A search for exclusive or quasi-exclusive W+W− production by photon-photon interactions, pp → p(*)W+W−p(*), at s√=7 TeV is reported using data collected by the CMS detector with an integrated luminosity of 5.05 fb−1. Events are selected by requiring a μ ±e∓ vertex with no additional associated charged tracks and dilepton transverse momentum p T(μ ±e∓) > 30 GeV. Two events passing all selection requirements are observed in the data, compared to a standard model expectation of 2.2 ± 0.4 signal events with 0.84 ± 0.15 background. The tail of the dilepton p T distribution is studied for deviations from the standard model. No events are observed with p T  > 100 GeV. Model-independent upper limits are computed and compared to predictions involving anomalous quartic gauge couplings. The limits on the parameters aW0,C/Λ2 with a dipole form factor and an energy cutoff Λcutoff = 500 GeV are of the order of 10−4.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute
Dewey Decimal Classification:530 Physics
Language:English
Date:2013
Deposited On:18 Feb 2014 10:00
Last Modified:08 Dec 2017 03:57
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:1029-8479
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Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/JHEP07(2013)116

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