A search for high-mass charged and neutral bosons decaying to W gamma and Z gamma final states is presented in this paper. The analysis uses a data sample of root s = 13TeV proton-proton collisions with an integrated luminosity of 139 fb(-1) collected by the ATLAS detector during LHC Run 2 operation. The sensitivity of the search is determined using models of the production and decay of spin-1 charged bosons and spin-0/2 neutral bosons. The range of resonance masses explored extends from 1.0TeV to 6.8TeV. At these high resonance masses, it is beneficial to target the hadronic decays of the W and Z bosons because of their large branching fractions. The decay products of the high-momentum W/Z bosons are strongly collimated and boosted-boson tagging techniques are employed to improve the sensitivity. No evidence of a signal above the Standard Model backgrounds is observed, and upper limits on the production cross-sections of these bosons times their branching fractions to W gamma and Z gamma are derived for various boson production models.

Aad, G., Abbott, B., Abbott, D.C., Abed Abud, A., Abeling, K., Abhayasinghe, D.K., et al. (2023). Search for high-mass W?? and Z?? resonances using hadronic W/Z boson decays from 139 fb???1 of pp collisions at $$ \sqrt{s} $$ = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector. JOURNAL OF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS, 2023(7) [10.1007/jhep07(2023)125].

Search for high-mass W?? and Z?? resonances using hadronic W/Z boson decays from 139 fb???1 of pp collisions at $$ \sqrt{s} $$ = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector

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