Search for charge-asymmetric production of W ' bosons in tt+jet events from pp collisions at √s=7 TeV

Chatrchyan S., Khachatryan V., Sirunyan A., Tumasyan A., Adam W., Bergauer T., ...More

Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics, vol.717, no.4-5, pp.351-370, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


A search is presented for charge-asymmetric production of a W ' boson that has been proposed to accommodate the forward-backward asymmetry observed in the production of top-antitop quark pairs at the Tevatron. The new heavy W ' boson would be produced in association with a top quark and would decay into top and down quarks. The data correspond to an integrated luminosity of 5.0 fb -1 in pp collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 7 TeV, recorded by the CMS detector at the LHC. No significant excess above the standard model expectations is observed, and, from a combination of the electron-plus-jets and muon-plus-jets channels, a 95% confidence level lower limit of 840 GeV/c 2 is set on the W ' boson mass for a W ' boson model with values for coupling constants to top and down quarks g L=0 and g R=2. In addition, a kinematic reconstruction of the W ' resonance mass using the inherent charge asymmetry of this model finds no indication of the presence of W ' events in the data. © 2012 CERN.