Measurement of the W±Z boson pair-production cross section in pp collisions at √s = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector

Allbrooke, B M M, Asquith, L, Cerri, A, Chavez Barajas, C A, De Santo, A, Potter, C T, Salvatore, F, Santoyo Castillo, I, Suruliz, K, Sutton, M R, Vivarelli, I and The Atlas Collaboration, et al (2016) Measurement of the W±Z boson pair-production cross section in pp collisions at √s = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector. Physics Letters B, 762. pp. 1-22. ISSN 0370-2693

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Abstract

The production of W±ZW±Z events in proton–proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 13 TeV13 TeV is measured with the ATLAS detector at the LHC. The collected data correspond to an integrated luminosity of 3.2 fb−13.2 fb−1. The W±ZW±Z candidates are reconstructed using leptonic decays of the gauge bosons into electrons or muons. The measured inclusive cross section in the detector fiducial region for leptonic decay modes is σ W±Z→ ′νℓℓfid.=63.2±3.2(stat.)±2.6(sys.)±1.5(lumi.) fb. In comparison, the next-to-leading-order Standard Model prediction is 53.4−2.8+3.6 fb. The extrapolation of the measurement from the fiducial to the total phase space yields σW±Ztot.=50.6±2.6(stat.)±2.0(sys.)±0.9(th.)±1.2(lumi.) pb, in agreement with a recent next-to-next-to-leading-order calculation of 48.2−1.0+1.1 pb. The cross section as a function of jet multiplicity is also measured, together with the charge-dependent W+ZW+Z and W−ZW−Z cross sections and their ratio.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences > Physics and Astronomy
Research Centres and Groups: Experimental Particle Physics Research Group
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Depositing User: Richard Chambers
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2016 15:33
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2017 11:58
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/64992

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