, Volume 66, Issue 1-2, pp 35-56,
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Date: 11 Feb 2010

Measurements of CP-conserving trilinear gauge boson couplings WWV (V≡γ,Z) in e+e collisions at LEP2


The data taken by Delphi at centre-of-mass energies between 189 and 209 GeV are used to place limits on the CP-conserving trilinear gauge boson couplings \(\Delta g^{Z}_{1}\) , λ γ and Δκ γ associated to W + W and single W production at Lep2. Using data from the jj ν, jjjj, jjX and X final states, where j, and X represent a jet, a lepton and missing four-momentum, respectively, the following limits are set on the couplings when one parameter is allowed to vary and the others are set to their Standard Model values of zero: $$\begin{array}{l}\Delta g^Z_1=-0.025^{+0.033}_{-0.030},\\\noalign{\vskip6pt}\lambda_\gamma =0.002^{+0.035}_{-0.035}\qquad\mbox{and}\\\noalign{\vskip6pt}\Delta\kappa_\gamma =0.024^{+0.077}_{-0.081}.\end{array}$$ Results are also presented when two or three parameters are allowed to vary. All observations are consistent with the predictions of the Standard Model and supersede the previous results on these gauge coupling parameters published by Delphi.

This paper is dedicated to the memory of Professor Paul Booth who was Delphi Deputy Spokesperson from 1989 to 1994. He played a key role in the final installation and commissioning of the Delphi detector as well as leading the Liverpool group for many years thereafter.