Measurement of the ZZ production cross section in pp collisions at √s = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector

G Aad, B. Abbott, O Abdinov, B Abeloos, R Aben, M Abolins, ATLAS Collaboration, Torsten Åkesson, Simona Bocchetta, Lene Bryngemark, Caterina Doglioni, Anders Floderus, Anthony Hawkins, Vincent Hedberg, Jenny Ivarsson, Göran Jarlskog, Else Lytken, Ulf Mjörnmark, Oxana Smirnova, Oleksandr Viazlo

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The ZZ production cross section in proton-proton collisions at 13 TeV center-of-mass energy is measured using 3.2 fb-1 of data recorded with the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider. The considered Z boson candidates decay to an electron or muon pair of mass 66-116 GeV. The cross section is measured in a fiducial phase space reflecting the detector acceptance. It is also extrapolated to a total phase space for Z bosons in the same mass range and of all decay modes, giving 16.7-2.0+2.2(stat)+0.9-0.7(syst)+1.0-0.7(lumi) pb. The results agree with standard model predictions. © 2016 CERN. Published by the American Physical Society under the terms of the "" Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. Further distribution of this work must maintain attribution to the author(s) and the published article's title, journal citation, and DOI.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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Export Date: 23 May 2018

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  • Subatomic Physics

Free keywords

  • Bosons
  • Tellurium compounds
  • ATLAS detectors
  • Center-of-mass energies
  • Decay mode
  • Large Hadron Collider
  • Muon pairs
  • Production cross section
  • Proton proton collisions
  • Standard model
  • Phase space methods


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