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Search for exotic resonances decaying into WZ/ZZ in pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV

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S. Chatrchyan
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S. Baffioni
Pierre Busson
R. Granier de Cassagnac
C. Mironov
P. Paganini
C. Collard
P. van Hove
D. Contardo
M. Gouzevitch
M. Lethuillier
V. Sordini

Abstract

A search for new exotic particles decaying to the VZ final state is performed, where V is either a W or a Z boson decaying into two overlapping jets and the Z decays into a pair of electrons, muons or neutrinos. The analysis uses a data sample of pp collisions corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 5 inverse femtobarns collected by the CMS experiment at the LHC at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV in 2011. No significant excess is observed in the mass distribution of the VZ candidates compared with the background expectation from standard model processes. Model-dependent upper limits at the 95% confidence level are set on the product of the cross section times the branching fraction of hypothetical particles decaying to the VZ final state as a function of mass. Sequential standard model W' bosons with masses between 700 and 940 GeV are excluded. In the Randall-Sundrum model for graviton resonances with a coupling parameter of 0.05, masses between 750 and 880 GeV are also excluded.

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in2p3-00757446 , version 1 (27-11-2012)

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S. Chatrchyan, M. Besançon, S. Choudhury, M. Dejardin, D. Denegri, et al.. Search for exotic resonances decaying into WZ/ZZ in pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2013, 2, pp.036. ⟨10.1007/JHEP02(2013)036⟩. ⟨in2p3-00757446⟩
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