Research Papers in Physics and Astronomy


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Published in Physical Review Letters 104, 061801 (2010). Copyright © 2010 The American Physical Society. Used by permission.


We present the first search for an electrically charged resonance W’ decaying to a WZ boson pair using 4.1 fb-1 of integrated luminosity collected with the D0 detector at the Fermilab Tevatron pp collider. The WZ pairs are reconstructed through their decays into three charged leptons (ℓ = e, μ). A total of 9 data events is observed in good agreement with the background prediction. We set 95% C.L. limits on the W’WZ coupling and on the W’ production cross section multiplied by the branching fractions. We also exclude W’ masses between 188 and 520 GeV within a simple extension of the standard model and set the most restrictive limits to date on low-scale technicolor models.

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