Studies of dimension-six EFT effects in vector boson scattering

Gomez-Ambrosio, Raquel  (Aff1, 0000 0000 8700 0572, grid.8250.f, Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology, Durham University, DH1 3LE, Durham, UK)

07 May 2019

Abstract: We discuss the implications of dimension-six operators of the effective field theory framework in the study of vector boson scattering in the pp→ZZjj \documentclass[12pt]{minimal} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{wasysym} \usepackage{amsfonts} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{amsbsy} \usepackage{mathrsfs} \usepackage{upgreek} \setlength{\oddsidemargin}{-69pt} \begin{document}$$pp \rightarrow Z Z j j $$\end{document} channel. We show that operators of dimension six should not be neglected in favour of those of dimension eight. We observe that this process is very sensitive to some of the operators commonly fit using LEP and Higgs data, and that it can be used to improve the bounds on the former. Further we show that other operators than the ones generating anomalous triple and quartic gauge couplings (aTGCs/aQCGs) can have a non-negligible impact on the total and differential rates and their shapes. For this reason, a correct interpretation of the experimental results can only be achieved by including all the relevant bosonic and fermionic operators; we finally discuss how such an interpretation of experimental measurements can be developed.

Published in: EPJC 79 (2019) 389 DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-019-6893-2
License: CC-BY-3.0

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