Observation of WWW Production in pp Collisions at √s=13  TeV with the ATLAS Detector

ATLAS Publications, T.M. Carter, R.Y. Gonzalez Andana, A. Hasib, M.P. Heath, S. Palazzo, V.A. Parrish, E.P. Takeva, N. Themistokleous, E.M. Villhauer, E. Zaid

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This Letter reports the observation of WWW production and a measurement of its cross section using 139  fb−1 of proton-proton collision data recorded at a center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV by the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider. Events with two same-sign leptons (electrons or muons) and at least two jets, as well as events with three charged leptons, are selected. A multivariate technique is then used to discriminate between signal and background events. Events from WWW production are observed with a significance of 8.0 standard deviations, where the expectation is 5.4 standard deviations. The inclusive WWW production cross section is measured to be 820±100 (stat)±80 (syst)  fb, approximately 2.6 standard deviations from the predicted cross section of 511±18  fb calculated at next-to-leading-order QCD and leading-order electroweak accuracy.
Original languageEnglish
Article number61803
Pages (from-to)1-20
Number of pages20
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 4 Aug 2022


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