Probing a simplified W′ model of R(D(*)) anomalies using b tags, τ leptons, and missing energy Academic Article uri icon


  • © 2018 authors. Published by the American Physical Society. We study the LHC sensitivity to a W′ produced via bottom and charm quarks and decaying to τ flavor leptons in the mass range 200-1000 GeV. We show that the extra b quarks necessitated by the production mechanism can improve the background rejection compared to an inclusive analysis relying solely on τ tagging and ETmiss. We present prospective limits on the couplings and compare them to the best fit to the R(D(∗)) anomalies in B-meson decays.

published proceedings

  • Physical Review D

altmetric score

  • 0.5

author list (cited authors)

  • Abdullah, M., Calle, J., Dutta, B., Flórez, A., & Restrepo, D

citation count

  • 24

complete list of authors

  • Abdullah, Mohammad||Calle, Julián||Dutta, Bhaskar||Flórez, Andrés||Restrepo, Diego

publication date

  • September 2018