Search for W(lv)W/Z(jet-jet) at sqrt(s)=1.96 TeV

Contact: Jorgen Sjolin, sjolin at fnal dot gov.

Abstract

We have performed a search for the semi-leptonic diboson channel W(lv)W/Z(jet-jet) using 350/pb of data taken at 1.96 TeV ppbar center-of-mass energy. Central electrons and muons from the leptonic decay of the W are used for the event trigger and the shape of dijet mass spectrum is used to discriminate the hadronic W/Z(jet-jet) decay from the QCD background. Note that the W(jet-jet) decay cannot be separated from Z(jet-jet) due to the limited jet resolution, hence both channels are included as part of the signal.

The semi-leptonic diboson process is still not observed at hadron colliders. Compared to the pure WW leptonic diboson decay the semi-leptonic process is interesting due to its higher event yield and its ability to provide a direct handle on the boson transverse momentum (pt). The sensitivity to very high boson pt makes this process particularly useful as a probe of the gauge structure (symmetries) at high energies where we at some point anticipate new physics.



Event selection criteria
Value
1 central electron Et (muon Pt)
> 25 (20) GeV
Missing Et
> 25 GeV
Z and cosmics veto
Yes
2 or more jets Et (hadronic scale)
> 15 GeV (20 GeV a.c. analysis)
dR(lepton,jet)
> 0.5
dR(jet,jet)
> 0.5
dPhi(jet,MET)
> 0.2
dPhi(lepton,MET)
> 0.3
Transverse momentum (lepton,MET) (anomalous coupling analysis)
> 20 GeV
Transverse mass (lepton,MET)
> 25 GeV
Dijet mass (cross-section analysis)
32 GeV < mjj < 184 GeV
Dijet mass (anomalous couplings analysis)
56 GeV < mjj < 112 GeV


Background processes (cross-section analysis)
Data fit
Uncertainty
Expected event yield
W + jets
Floating
20%
6261
Non-W background
Fixed
40%
263.4
W(tau) + jets
Fixed
20%
171.0
Z + jets
Fixed
20%
154.0
tt
Fixed
25%
171.6
t(t-ch)
Fixed
25%
14.4
t(s-ch)
Fixed
25%
8.2


Source (cross-section analysis) Signal uncertainty
Data statistics
69%
Jet energy scale
16%
Non-W
16%
QCD renomalization scale
8%
Jet resolution
19%
ISR/FSR
10%
Signal dijet shape shape
10%
Luminosity
6%
Leptonic W
3%
Total
69% (stat), 34% (sys)


Signal processes
Data fit
Uncertainty
Event yield
W W
Floating
15%
142.0
WZ
Floating
15%
18.2
Data (WW+WZ) fit

69%(stat), 34%(sys)
109


Signal processes Cross-section limit, 95% CL, FC stat. (pb)
W W+WZ
< 36


Anomalous couplings limits, 1D,  95% CL
(Equal TGC for Z and gamma, Lamda=1.5 TeV)
-0.51 < Δ κ < 0.44
-0.28 < λ < 0.28


Plot Sideband region
Signal region
MC signal dijet mass
MC dijet mass shape
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MC dijet mass total stacked MC dijet mass total stacked
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Dijet mass (cross-section analysis)
Signal and background hypothesis fit to data
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Dijet mass (anomalous couplings analysis)
Signal and background hypothesis fit to data
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Lepton pt
Lepton pt (signal region)
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MET
MET (signal region)
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W transverse mass
W transverse mass (signal region)
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Leading jet pt
Leading jet pt (signal region)
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Second jet pt
Second jet pt (signal region)
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Delta R

Delta R (signal region)
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Cluster transverse mass (stacked)

CTM (signal region)
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W pt (stacked)

W pt (signal region)
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Cluster transverse mass (systematic band)
CTM (sideband region)
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CTM (sideband region)
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W pt (systematic band)
W pt (sideband region)
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W pt (signal region)
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Background systematics (anomalous couplings)
Background systematics
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Signal systematics (anomalous couplings)
Background systematics
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Limits on anomalous couplings

Limits anomalous coupoling
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