Search For A Heavy Gauge Boson W' In The Final State With An Electron And Large Missing Transverse Energy In Pp Collisions At Sqrt(S) = 7 Tev
A search for a heavy gauge boson W has been conducted by the CMS experiment at the LHC in the decay channel with an electron and large transverse / energy imbalance, E T , using proton-proton collision data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 36 pb[-]1 . No excess above standard model expectations / is seen in the transverse mass distribution of the electron-E T system. Assuming standard-model-like couplings and decay branching fractions, a W boson with a mass less than 1.32 TeV/c2 is excluded at the 95% confidence level.
cms; lepp; cern; lhc
Alexander, James Paul; Grossman, Yuval
Ph. D., Physics
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