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Title: W\(^{\pm}\) \(\to\) J/\(\Psi\) + D\(_{s}\)\(^{\pm}\)
Authors: McMahan, Joseph
Advisors: Marlow, Daniel
Contributors: Olsen, James
Department: Physics
Class Year: 2013
Abstract: Leptonic decay modes of the W boson have been well-explored in data from the LHC. However, W hadronic decay modes are thought to make up over two thirds of all W decays, but are avoided because of the difficulty of W reconstruction through these channels. This thesis attempts to reconstruct W bosons through the J/\(\Psi\) + D\(_s\) decay mode, a channel more likely to produce results compared to other hadronic modes. This decay mode has never been experimentally explored. By making a series of cuts on a data set taken at the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS), and then maximizing the signal-to-noise ratio of the reconstruction through analysis on Monte Carlo generated data, we arrive at a point where an experimental limit can be placed on the branching coefficient for this decay mode.
Extent: 62 pages
URI: http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/dsp012z10wq34b
Access Restrictions: Walk-in Access. This thesis can only be viewed on computer terminals at the Mudd Manuscript Library.
Type of Material: Princeton University Senior Theses
Language: en_US
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