Search for W Boson Decays to Three Charged Pions

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Abstract

For the first time, a search for the rare decay of the W boson to three charged pions has been performed. Proton-proton collision data recorded by the CMS experiment at a center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 77.3  fb^{-1}, have been analyzed. No significant excess is observed above the background expectation. An upper limit of 1.01×10^{-6} is set at 95% confidence level on the branching fraction of the W boson to three charged pions. This provides a strong motivation for theoretical calculations of this branching fraction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number151802
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume122
Issue number15
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 18 2019

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