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Dynamical vector resonances from the EChL in VBS at the LHC: the WW case

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In this work we study the phenomenology of the process pp → W +W jj at the LHC, in the scenario of the resonant vector boson scattering subprocess W +W → W +W which we describe within the effective field theory framework of the Electroweak Chiral Lagrangian. We assume a strongly interacting electroweak symmetry breaking sector in which dynamically generated resonances with masses in the TeV scale appear as poles in the Electroweak Chiral Lagrangian amplitudes unitarized with the Inverse Amplitude Method. The relevant resonance here, V0, is the neutral component of the triplet of vector resonances which are known to emerge dynamically at the TeV scale for specific values of the Electroweak Chiral Lagrangian parameters. With the aim of studying the production and possible observation of V 0 at the LHC, via the resonant W +W → W +W scatter- ing, a MadGraph 5 UFO model has been developed employing a phenomenological Proca Lagrangian as a practical tool to mimic the correct V 0 properties that are predicted with the Inverse Amplitude Method. We choose to study the fully hadronic decay channel of the final gauge bosons W W → J (jj)J (jj) since it leads to larger event rates and because in the alternative leptonic decay channels the presence of neutrinos complicates the re- construction of the resonance properties. In this context, the 2 boosted jets from the W hadronic decays, jj, are detected as a single fat jet, J , due to their extreme collinearity. We perform a dedicated analysis of the sensitivity to these vector resonances V 0 with masses between 1.5 and 2.5 TeV at the LHC with \( \sqrt{s} \) = 13 TeV and the planned high luminosity of 3000 fb1, paying special attention to the study of efficient cuts to extract the resonant vector boson fusion signal from the QCD background, which clearly represents the main challenge of this search.


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Delgado, R., Garcia-Garcia, C. & Herrero, M. Dynamical vector resonances from the EChL in VBS at the LHC: the WW case. J. High Energ. Phys. 2019, 65 (2019).

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  • Beyond Standard Model
  • Chiral Lagrangians
  • Effective Field Theories
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