Search for New Resonances in Wγ and Zγ Final States in PP Collisions at √s = 8 TeV with the ATLAS Detector


This Letter presents a search for new resonances decaying to final states with a vector boson produced in association with a high transverse momentum photon, Vγ, with V = W(→ ℓν) or Z(ℓ⁺ℓ⁻), where ℓ = e or μ. The measurements use 20.3 fb⁻¹ of proton-proton collision data at a center-of-mass energy of √s = 8 TeV recorded with the ATLAS detector. No deviations from the Standard Model expectations are found, and production cross section limits are set at 95% confidence level. Masses of the hypothetical a(T) and ω(T) states of a benchmark Low Scale Technicolor model are excluded in the ranges [275, 960] GeV and [200, 700]u[750, 890] GeV, respectively. Limits at 95% confidence level on the production cross section of a singlet scalar resonance decaying to Zγ final states have also been obtained for masses below 1180GeV.



W bosons, Z bosons, Low-scale technicolor (LSTC), Higgs bosons, Proton-proton interactions


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