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Oxana Smirnova

Oxana Smirnova

Senior lecturer

Oxana Smirnova

Search for doubly charged scalar bosons decaying into same-sign W boson pairs with the ATLAS detector

Author

  • M Aaboud
  • Torsten Åkesson
  • Simona Bocchetta
  • Eric Corrigan
  • Caterina Doglioni
  • Eva Brottmann Hansen
  • Vincent Hedberg
  • Göran Jarlskog
  • Charles Kalderon
  • Edgar Kellermann
  • Balazs Konya
  • Else Lytken
  • Katja Mankinen
  • Ulf Mjörnmark
  • Ruth Pöttgen
  • Trine Poulsen
  • Oxana Smirnova
  • L Zwalinski

Summary, in English

A search for doubly charged scalar bosons decaying into W boson pairs is presented. It uses a data sample from proton–proton collisions corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 36.1 fb- 1 collected by the ATLAS detector at the LHC at a centre-of-mass energy of 13 TeV in 2015 and 2016. This search is guided by a model that includes an extension of the Higgs sector through a scalar triplet, leading to a rich phenomenology that includes doubly charged scalar bosons H± ±. Those bosons are produced in pairs in proton–proton collisions and decay predominantly into electroweak gauge bosons H± ±→ W±W±. Experimental signatures with several leptons, missing transverse energy and jets are explored. No significant deviations from the Standard Model predictions are found. The parameter space of the benchmark model is excluded at 95% confidence level for H± ± bosons with masses between 200 and 220 GeV. © 2019, CERN for the benefit of the ATLAS collaboration.

Department/s

  • Particle and nuclear physics
  • eSSENCE: The e-Science Collaboration

Publishing year

2019

Language

English

Publication/Series

European Physical Journal C

Volume

79

Issue

1

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Springer

Topic

  • Subatomic Physics

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1434-6044