Interference effects in heavy W'-boson searches at the LHC

@article{Accomando2011InterferenceEI,
  title={Interference effects in heavy W'-boson searches at the LHC},
  author={Elena Accomando and Diego Becciolini and Stefania de Curtis and Daniele Dominici and Luca Fedeli and C. Shepherd-Themistocleous},
  journal={Physical Review D},
  year={2011},
  volume={85},
  pages={115017}
}
Interference effects are widely neglected in searches for new physics. This is the case in recent publications on searches for W?-bosons using leptonic final states. We examine the effects of interference on distributions frequently used to determine mass limits for possible W?-bosons and show that there are important qualitative effects on the behaviour of the new physics signal. There are two main consequences. The first is that current exclusion limits, where interferences effects have not… 

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