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Evidence for Electroweak Production of $W^{\pm}W^{\pm}jj$ in $pp$ Collisions at $\sqrt{s}=8$ TeV with the ATLAS Detector

G. Aad (1) , S. Albrand (2) , J. Brown (2) , J. Collot (2) , S. Crépé-Renaudin (2) , B. Dechenaux (2) , P.A. Delsart (2) , C. Gabaldon (2) , M.H. Genest (2) , J.Y. Hostachy (2) , B.T. Le (2) , F. Ledroit-Guillon (2) , A. Lleres (2) , A. Lucotte (2) , F. Malek (2) , C. Monini (2) , J. Stark (2) , B. Trocmé (2) , M. Wu (2) , G. Rahal (3) , S. Abdel Khalek (4) , A. Bassalat (4) , C. Becot (4) , S. Binet (4) , C. Bourdarios (4) , D. Charfeddine (4) , J.B. de Vivie de Regie (4) , L. Duflot (4) , M. Escalier (4) , L. Fayard (4) , D. Fournier (4) , J.-F. Grivaz (4) , T. Guillemin (4) , S. Henrot-Versillé (4) , J. Hrivnac (4) , L. Iconomidou-Fayard (4) , J. Idarraga (4) , M. Kado (4) , A. Lounis (4) , N. Makovec (4) , P. Matricon (4) , L. Poggioli (4) , P. Puzo (4) , A. Renaud (4) , D. Rousseau (4) , G. Rybkin (4) , A.C. Schaffer (4) , E. Scifo (4) , L. Serin (4) , S. Simion (4) , R. Tanaka (4) , H.L. Tran (4) , D. Zerwas (4) , Z. Zhang (4) , D. Boumediene (5) , Emmanuel Busato (5) , D. Calvet (5) , S. Calvet (5) , J. Donini (5) , E. Dubreuil (5) , N. Ghodbane (5) , G. Gilles (5) , Ph. Gris (5) , C. Guicheney (5) , H. Liao (5) , D. Pallin (5) , Daniela Paredes Hernández (5) , F. Podlyski (5) , C. Santoni (5) , Timothée Theveneaux-Pelzer (5) , Loïc Valery (5) , F. Vazeille (5) , Z. Barnovska (6) , N. Berger (6) , M. Delmastro (6) , L. Di Ciaccio (6) , T.K.O. Doan (6) , S. Elles (6) , C. Goy (6) , T. Hryn'Ova (6) , S. Jézéquel (6) , H. Keoshkerian (6) , I. Koletsou (6) , R. Lafaye (6) , J. Leveque (6) , V.P. Lombardo (6) , N. Massol (6) , H. Przysiezniak (6) , G. Sauvage (6) , E. Sauvan (6) , M. Schwoerer (6) , O. Simard (6) , T. Todorov (6) , I. Wingerter-Seez (6) , L. Alio (1) , M. Barbero (1) , J. C. Clémens (1) , Y. Coadou (1) , Sara Diglio (1) , F. Djama (1) , L. Feligioni (1) , G. Hallewell (1) , D. Hoffmann (1) , F. Hubaut (1) , E. B. F. G. Knoops (1) , E. Le Guirriec (1) , B. Li (1) , D. Madaffari (1) , K. Mochizuki (1) , E. Monnier (1) , S. Muanza (1) , Y. Nagai (1) , P. Pralavorio (1) , A. Rozanov (1) , T. Serre (1) , M. Talby (1) , E. Tiouchichine (1) , S. Tisserant (1) , J. Toth (1) , F. Touchard (1) , M. Ughetto (1) , L. Vacavant (1)
G. Aad
D. Rousseau
Z. Zhang
S. Calvet
N. Berger
C. Goy
T. Hryn'Ova
Y. Coadou

Abstract

This Letter presents the first study of $W^{\pm}W^{\pm}jj$, same-electric-charge diboson production in association with two jets, using 20.3 fb$^{-1}$ of proton--proton collision data at $\sqrt{s}=8$ TeV recorded by the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider. Events with two reconstructed same-charge leptons ($e^\pm e^\pm$, $e^\pm \mu^\pm$, and $\mu^\pm \mu^\pm$) and two or more jets are analyzed. Production cross sections are measured in two fiducial regions, with different sensitivities to the electroweak and strong production mechanisms. First evidence for $W^{\pm}W^{\pm}jj$ production and electroweak-only $W^{\pm}W^{\pm}jj$ production is observed with a significance of $4.5$ and $3.6$ standard deviations respectively. The measured production cross sections are in agreement with Standard Model predictions. Limits at 95% confidence level are set on anomalous quartic gauge couplings.

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in2p3-00996828 , version 1 (27-05-2014)

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G. Aad, S. Albrand, J. Brown, J. Collot, S. Crépé-Renaudin, et al.. Evidence for Electroweak Production of $W^{\pm}W^{\pm}jj$ in $pp$ Collisions at $\sqrt{s}=8$ TeV with the ATLAS Detector. Physical Review Letters, 2014, 113, pp.141803. ⟨10.1103/PhysRevLett.113.141803⟩. ⟨in2p3-00996828⟩
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