Publications by Babak Abi

Search for W’→tb→qq<sup>bb</sup> decays in pp collisions at √s = 8 TeV with the ATLAS detector

European Physical Journal C 75 (2015) 1-23

G Aad, B Abbott, J Abdallah, S Abdel Khalek, O Abdinov, R Aben, B Abi, M Abolins, OS AbouZeid, H Abramowicz, H Abreu, R Abreu, Y Abulaiti, BS Acharya, L Adamczyk, DL Adams, J Adelman, S Adomeit, T Adye, T Agatonovic-Jovin, JA Aguilar-Saavedra, M Agustoni, SP Ahlen, F Ahmadov, G Aielli, H Akerstedt, TPA Åkesson, G Akimoto, AV Akimov, GL Alberghi, J Albert, S Albrand, MJ Alconada Verzini, M Aleksa, IN Aleksandrov, C Alexa, G Alexander, G Alexandre, T Alexopoulos, M Alhroob, G Alimonti, L Alio, J Alison, BMM Allbrooke, LJ Allison, PP Allport, J Almond, A Aloisio, A Alonso, F Alonso, C Alpigiani, A Altheimer, B Alvarez Gonzalez, MG Alviggi, K Amako, Y Amaral Coutinho, C Amelung, D Amidei, SP Amor Dos Santos, A Amorim, S Amoroso, N Amram, G Amundsen, C Anastopoulos, LS Ancu, N Andari, T Andeen, CF Anders, G Anders, KJ Anderson, A Andreazza, V Andrei, XS Anduaga, S Angelidakis, I Angelozzi, P Anger, A Angerami, F Anghinolfi, AV Anisenkov, N Anjos, A Annovi, A Antonaki, M Antonelli, A Antonov, J Antos, F Anulli, M Aoki, L Aperio Bella, R Apolle, G Arabidze, I Aracena, Y Arai, JP Araque, ATH Arce, JF Arguin, S Argyropoulos, M Arik, AJ Armbruster, O Arnaez

© 2015, CERN for the benefit of the ATLAS collaboration. A search for a massive W′ gauge boson decaying to a top quark and a bottom quark is performed with the ATLAS detector in pp collisions at the LHC. The datasetwas taken at a centre-of-mass energy of √s = 8 TeV and corresponds to 20.3 fb−1 of integrated luminosity. This analysis is done in the hadronic decay mode of the top quark, where novel jet substructure techniques are used to identify jets from high-momentum top quarks. This allows for a search for high-mass W′ bosons in the range 1.5-3.0 TeV. b-tagging is used to identify jets originating from b-quarks. The data are consistent with Standard Model background-only expectations, and upper limits at 95%confidence level are set on the W′ → tb cross section times branching ratio ranging from 0.16 pb to 0.33 pb for left-handed W′ bosons, and ranging from 0.10 pb to 0.21 pb for W′ bosons with purely righthanded couplings. Upper limits at 95% confidence level are set on the W′-boson coupling to tb as a function of the W′ mass using an effective field theory approach, which is independent of details of particular models predicting a W′ boson.

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