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 $16.7^{+2.2}_{-2.0}$(stat.)$^{+0.9}_{-0.7}$(syst.)$^{+1.0}_{-0.7}$(lumi.) pb. The results agree with standard model predictions.
Original languageEnglish
Article number101801
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume116
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Mar 2016

Bibliographical note

11 pages plus author list (28 pages total), 2 figures, 2 tables, submitted to PRL, All figures including auxiliary figures are available at http://atlas.web.cern.ch/Atlas/GROUPS/PHYSICS/PAPERS/STDM-2015-13/

Keywords

  • hep-ex

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