Degree Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

2012

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Physics and Astronomy

First Advisor

James H Cochran

Abstract

The ATLAS detector is used to search for high-mass states, such as heavy charged gauge bosons (W'), decaying to a muon and a neutrino. Results are presented based on the analysis of pp collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 7 TeV corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 1.04 fb-1. No excess beyond standard model expectations is observed. A W' with sequential standard model couplings is excluded at 95% confidence level for masses below 1.98 TeV. Results from the muon channel are also combined with the electron channel to further extend the mass limit up to 2.15 TeV. This is the most stringent limit published to date.

Copyright Owner

Alaettin Serhan Mete

Language

en

Date Available

2012-10-31

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

133 pages

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