Search for a new heavy gauge boson resonance decaying into a lepton and missing transverse momentum in 36 fb$^{-1}$ of $pp$ collisions at $\sqrt{s} =$ 13 TeV with the ATLAS experiment

Philip James Clark, Sinead Farrington, Michele Faucci Giannelli, Yanyan Gao, Ahmed Hasib, Christos Leonidopoulos, Victoria Jane Martin, Liza Mijović, Corrinne Mills, Benjamin Wynne, Atlas Collaboration

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The results of a search for new heavy $W^\prime$ bosons decaying to an electron or muon and a neutrino using proton-proton collision data at a centre-of-mass energy of $\sqrt{s} = 13$ TeV are presented. The dataset was collected in 2015 and 2016 by the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider and corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 36.1 fb$^{-1}$. As no excess of events above the Standard Model prediction is observed, the results are used to set upper limits on the $W^\prime$ boson cross-section times branching ratio to an electron or muon and a neutrino as a function of the $W^\prime$ mass. Assuming a $W^\prime$ boson with the same couplings as the Standard Model $W$ boson, $W^\prime$ masses below 5.1 TeV are excluded at the 95% confidence level.
Original languageEnglish
Article number401
JournalThe European Physical Journal C (EPJ C)
VolumeC78
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 May 2018

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