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Measurement of ZZ production in pp collisions at √s=7 TeV and limits on anomalous ZZZ and ZZγ couplings with the ATLAS detector

CollaborationWith : Abdelalim Aly, Ahmed Aly / Alexandre, Gauthier / Backes, Moritz / Barone, Gaetano / Bell, Paul / Bell, William / Benhar Noccioli, Eleonora / Blondel, Alain / Bucci, Francesca / Clark, Allan Geoffrey / Dao, Valerio / Doglioni, Caterina / Ferrere, Didier / Gadomski, Szymon / Gonzalez Sevilla, Sergio / Goulette, Marc / Iacobucci, Giuseppe / La Rosa, Alessandro / Lister, Alison / Martin Dit Latour, Bertrand / Mermod, Philippe / Mora Herrera, Maria Clemencia Rosario / Nektarijevic, Snezana / Nikolics, Katalin / Pasztor, Arpad / Picazio, Attilio / Pohl, Martin / Rosbach, Kilian / Rosselet, Laurent / Wu, Xin
Published in Journal of High Energy Physics. 2013, vol. 128, p. 47
Abstract A measurement of the ZZ production cross section in proton-proton collisions at √s=7 TeV using data recorded by the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider is presented. In a data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 4.6 fb−1 collected in 2011, events are selected that are consistent either with two Z bosons decaying to electrons or muons or with one Z boson decaying to electrons or muons and a second Z boson decaying to neutrinos. The ZZ (*)→ℓ+ℓ−ℓ′+ℓ′− and ZZ→ℓ+ℓ−νν cross sections are measured in restricted phase-space regions. These results are then used to derive the total cross section for ZZ events produced with both Z bosons in the mass range 66 to 116 GeV, σtotZZ=6.7±0.7(stat.)+0.4−0.3(syst.)±0.3(lumi.) pb, which is consistent with the Standard Model prediction of 5.89+0.22−0.18 pb calculated at next-to-leading order in QCD. The normalized differential cross sections in bins of various kinematic variables are presented. Finally, the differential event yield as a function of the transverse momentum of the leading Z boson is used to set limits on anomalous neutral triple gauge boson couplings in ZZ production.
Keywords Hadron-Hadron Scattering
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ATLAS COLLABORATION. Measurement of ZZ production in pp collisions at √s=7 TeV and limits on anomalous ZZZ and ZZγ couplings with the ATLAS detector. In: Journal of High Energy Physics, 2013, vol. 128, p. 47. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:38996

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