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 x 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.

Search for W Boson Decays to Three Charged Pions

Abbrescia, M.;De Palma, M.;Errico, F.;My, S.;Pompili, A.;Venditti, R.;Galati, G.;
2019

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 x 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.
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