Search for WWγ and WZγ production and constraints on anomalous quartic gauge couplings in pp collisions at s=8 TeV Academic Article uri icon


  • A search for WVγ triple vector boson production is presented based on events containing a W boson decaying to a muon or an electron and a neutrino, a second V (W or Z) boson, and a photon. The data correspond to an integrated luminosity of 19.3fb-1 collected in 2012 with the CMS detector at the LHC in pp collisions at s=8TeV. An upper limit of 311 fb on the cross section for the WVγ production process is obtained at 95% confidence level for photons with a transverse energy above 30 GeV and with an absolute value of pseudorapidity of less than 1.44. This limit is approximately a factor of 3.4 larger than the standard model predictions that are based on next-to-leading order QCD calculations. Since no evidence of anomalous WWγγ or WWZγ quartic gauge boson couplings is found, this paper presents the first experimental limits on the dimension-eight parameter fT,0 and the CP-conserving WWZγ parameters κ0W and κCW. Limits are also obtained for the WWγγ parameters a0W and aCW. © 2014 CERN, for the CMS Collaboration.

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  • 0.75

author list (cited authors)

  • Chatrchyan, S., Khachatryan, V., Sirunyan, A. M., Tumasyan, A., Adam, W., Bergauer, T., ... Woods, N.

citation count

  • 28

publication date

  • August 2014