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Measurement of the W+W Cross Section in √s=7  TeV pp Collisions with ATLAS

ContributorsATLAS Collaboration
Published inPhysical review letters, vol. 107, no. 04, 041802
Publication date2011
Abstract

This Letter presents a measurement of the W+W− production cross section in √s=7  TeV pp collisions by the ATLAS experiment, using 34  pb−1 of integrated luminosity produced by the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. Selecting events with two isolated leptons, each either an electron or a muon, 8 candidate events are observed with an expected background of 1.7±0.6 events. The measured cross section is 41+20−16(stat)±5(syst)±1(lumi)  pb, which is consistent with the standard model prediction of 44±3  pb calculated at next-to-leading order in QCD.

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ATLAS Collaboration. Measurement of the W<sup>+</sup>W<sup>−</sup> Cross Section in √s=7  TeV <em>pp</em> Collisions with ATLAS. In: Physical review letters, 2011, vol. 107, n° 04, p. 041802. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.107.041802
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