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Title: Study of vector boson scattering and search for new physics in events with two same-sign leptons and two jets

Our study of vector boson scattering in pp collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 8 TeV is presented. The data sample corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 19.4 fb -1 collected with the CMS detector. Candidate events are selected with exactly two leptons of the same charge, two jets with large rapidity separation and high dijet mass, and moderate missing transverse energy. The signal region is expected to be dominated by electroweak same-sign W-boson pair production. The observation agrees with the standard model prediction. Furthermore, the observed significance is 2.0 standard deviations, where a significance of 3.1 standard deviations is expected based on the standard model. Cross section measurements for W ±W ± and WZ processes in the fiducial region are reported. Bounds on the structure of quartic vector-boson interactions are given in the framework of dimension-eight effective field theory operators, as well as limits on the production of doubly charged Higgs bosons.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Yerevan Physics Inst. (YerPhI) (Armenia). et al.
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-PUB-14-439-CMS; CERN-PH-EP-2014-250; CMS-SMP-13-015
Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007; arXiv eprint number arXiv:1410.6315; TRN: US1600801
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-07CH11359
Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 114; Journal Issue: 05; Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Research Org:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Contributing Orgs:
CMS Collaboration
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS
OSTI Identifier:
1181151
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1234859