Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
Rare exclusive hadronic W decays in a environment
TH Group, PH Department, CERN, 1211, Geneva 23, Switzerland
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Accepted: 27 May 2015
Published online: 11 June 2015
The large cross section for production at the large hadron collider (LHC) and at any future hadron collider provides a high-statistics and relatively clean environment for a study of W boson properties: after tagging on a leptonic decay of one of the Ws and the two b jets, an additional W still remains in the event. We study the prospect of making the first exclusive hadronic decay of a fundamental boson of the standard model, using the decay modes and , and other related decays. By using strong isolation criteria, which we impose by searching for jets with a single particle constituent, we show that the three-particle hadronic W decays have potential to be measured at the LHC. The possibility of measuring an involved spectrum of decay products could considerably expand our knowledge of how the W decays, and experimental techniques acquired in making these measurements would be useful for application to future measurements of exclusive hadronic Higgs boson decays.
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