Search for right-handed w bosons and heavy W’ in pp¯ collisions at √s = 1.8 TeV

D0 Collaboration

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    We report on a search for right-handed W bosons (WR) with mass greater than 200 GeV/c2. We used data collected with the D0 detector at the Fermilab Tevatron pp¯ collider at √s = 1.8 TeV to search for WR decays into an electron and a massive right-handed neutrino WR ±→e±NR. Using the inclusive electron data, we set mass limits independent of the NR decay: mWR>650 GeV/c2 and mWR>720 GeV/c2 at the 95% confidence level, valid for mNR<1/2 mWR and mNR≪mWR, respectively. The latter also represents a new lower limit on the mass of a heavy left-handed W boson (W’) decaying into eν. In addition, limits on mWR valid for larger values of the NR mass are obtained assuming that NR decays to an electron and two jets.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)3271-3276
    Number of pages6
    JournalPhysical Review Letters
    Issue number18
    StatePublished - Apr 29 1996


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