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

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Abstract

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 "http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/" 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.

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  • Aix-Marseille University
  • University of Oklahoma
  • Institute of Physics Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences
  • University of Paris-Sud
  • University of Amsterdam
  • Michigan State University
Research areas and keywords

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  • Subatomic Physics

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
Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume116
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes

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