Search for a WI boson via the decay mode WI → μυμ in 1.8 TeV pp̄ collisions

F. Abe, H. Akimoto, A. Akopian, M. G. Albrow, S. R. Amendolia, D. Amidei, J. Antos, S. Aota, G. Apollinari, Tetsuo Arisawa

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We report the results of a search for a WI boson produced in pp̄ collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 1.8 TeV using a 107 pb-1 data sample recorded by the Collider Detector at Fermilab. We consider the decay channel WI → μυμ and search for anomalous production of high transverse mass μυμ lepton pairs. We observe no excess of events above background and set limits on the rate of WI boson production and decay relative to standard model W boson production and decay using a fit of the transverse mass distribution observed. If we assume standard model strength couplings of the WI boson to quark and lepton pairs, we exclude a WI boson with invariant mass less than 660 GeV/c2 at 95% confidence level.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5716-5721
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume84
Issue number25
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Jun 19

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Abe, F., Akimoto, H., Akopian, A., Albrow, M. G., Amendolia, S. R., Amidei, D., ... Arisawa, T. (2000). Search for a WI boson via the decay mode WI → μυμ in 1.8 TeV pp̄ collisions. Physical Review Letters, 84(25), 5716-5721.

Search for a WI boson via the decay mode WI → μυμ in 1.8 TeV pp̄ collisions. / Abe, F.; Akimoto, H.; Akopian, A.; Albrow, M. G.; Amendolia, S. R.; Amidei, D.; Antos, J.; Aota, S.; Apollinari, G.; Arisawa, Tetsuo.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 84, No. 25, 19.06.2000, p. 5716-5721.

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Abe, F, Akimoto, H, Akopian, A, Albrow, MG, Amendolia, SR, Amidei, D, Antos, J, Aota, S, Apollinari, G & Arisawa, T 2000, 'Search for a WI boson via the decay mode WI → μυμ in 1.8 TeV pp̄ collisions', Physical Review Letters, vol. 84, no. 25, pp. 5716-5721.
Abe F, Akimoto H, Akopian A, Albrow MG, Amendolia SR, Amidei D et al. Search for a WI boson via the decay mode WI → μυμ in 1.8 TeV pp̄ collisions. Physical Review Letters. 2000 Jun 19;84(25):5716-5721.
Abe, F. ; Akimoto, H. ; Akopian, A. ; Albrow, M. G. ; Amendolia, S. R. ; Amidei, D. ; Antos, J. ; Aota, S. ; Apollinari, G. ; Arisawa, Tetsuo. / Search for a WI boson via the decay mode WI → μυμ in 1.8 TeV pp̄ collisions. In: Physical Review Letters. 2000 ; Vol. 84, No. 25. pp. 5716-5721.
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