Observation of electroweak W±Z boson pair production in association with two jets in pp collisions at √s= 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector

ATLAS Collaboration, Paul Newman

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Abstract

An observation of electroweak W±Z production in association with two jets in proton–proton collisions is presented. The data collected by the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider in 2015 and 2016 at a centre-of-mass energy of √s=13 TeV are used, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 36.1fb−1. Events containing three identified leptons, either electrons or muons, and two jets are selected. The electroweak production of W±Z bosons in association with two jets is measured with an observed significance of 5.3 standard deviations. A fiducial cross-section for electroweak production including interference effects and for a single leptonic decay mode is measured to be σWZjj−EW=0.57−0.13+0.14(stat.)−0.06+0.07(syst.)fb. Total and differential fiducial cross-sections of the sum of W±Zjj electroweak and strong productions for several kinematic observables are also measured.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)469-492
Number of pages24
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume793
Early online date13 May 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jun 2019

Bibliographical note

41 pages in total, author list starting page 25, 4 figures, 3 tables. Submitted to Phys. Lett. B. All figures including auxiliary figures are available at http://atlas.web.cern.ch/Atlas/GROUPS/PHYSICS/PAPERS/STDM-2017-23/

Keywords

  • hep-ex

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