A search for right-handed dW bosons in {bar p}p collisions with the D0 detector at Fermilab

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This thesis reports on a search for right-handed W bosons (W{sub R}). Data collected with the D0 detector at the Fermilab Tevatron p{ovr p} collider at {radical}s=1.8 TeV were used to search for W{sub R} decays into an electron and a massive right-handed neutrino W{sub R}{sup {+-}} {r_arrow} e{sup {+-}}N{sub R}. Using the inclusive electron data, mass limits independent of the N{sub R} decay were set: m{sub W{sub R}} > 650 GeV/c{sup 2} and m{sub W{sub R}} > 720 GeV/c{sup 2} at the 95% confidence level, valid for m{sub N{sub R}} < {1/2}m{sub W{sub R}} and m{sub N{sub R}} {much_lt} ... continued below

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Goldschmidt, A. January 1, 1996.

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This thesis reports on a search for right-handed W bosons (W{sub R}). Data collected with the D0 detector at the Fermilab Tevatron p{ovr p} collider at {radical}s=1.8 TeV were used to search for W{sub R} decays into an electron and a massive right-handed neutrino W{sub R}{sup {+-}} {r_arrow} e{sup {+-}}N{sub R}. Using the inclusive electron data, mass limits independent of the N{sub R} decay were set: m{sub W{sub R}} > 650 GeV/c{sup 2} and m{sub W{sub R}} > 720 GeV/c{sup 2} at the 95% confidence level, valid for m{sub N{sub R}} < {1/2}m{sub W{sub R}} and m{sub N{sub R}} {much_lt} m{sub W{sub R}} respectively (assuming Standard Model couplings). The latter also represents a new lower limit on the mass of a heavy left-handed W boson (W{prime}) decaying into e{nu}. In addition, limits on m{sub W{sub R}} valid for larger values of the N{sub R} mass were obtained assuming that N{sub R} decays to an electron and two jets. 50 refs., 58 figs., 14 tabs.

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  • Report No.: LBL--38313
  • Grant Number: AC03-76SF00098
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 210923
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc668817

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Goldschmidt, A. A search for right-handed dW bosons in {bar p}p collisions with the D0 detector at Fermilab, thesis or dissertation, January 1, 1996; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc668817/: accessed October 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.