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Measurements of four-lepton production in pp collisions at √s = 8 TeV with the ATLAS detector

CollaborationWith : Ancu, Lucian Stefan / Bell, William / Benhar Noccioli, Eleonora / Bilbao De Mendizabal, Javier / Calace, Noemi / Clark, Allan Geoffrey / Coccaro, Andrea / Delitzsch, Chris Malena / Della Volpe, Domenico / Ferrere, Didier / Gadomski, Szymon / Golling, Tobias / Gonzalez Sevilla, Sergio / Gramling, Johanna Léna / Guescini, Francesco / Iacobucci, Giuseppe / Katre, Akshay / Mermod, Philippe / Miucci, Antonio / Muenstermann, Daniel / Paolozzi, Lorenzo / Picazio, Attilio / Ristic, Branislav / Schramm, Steven / Tykhonov, Andrii / Vallecorsa, Sofia / Wu, Xin
Published in Physics Letters. B. 2016, vol. 753, p. 552-572
Collection Open Access - SCOAP3
Abstract The four-lepton (4 ℓ , ℓ=e,μ ) production cross section is measured in the mass range from 80 to 1000 GeV using 20.3 fb −1 of data in pp collisions at s=8 TeV collected with the ATLAS detector at the LHC. The 4 ℓ events are produced in the decays of resonant Z and Higgs bosons and the non-resonant ZZ continuum originating from qq¯ , gg , and qg initial states. A total of 476 signal candidate events are observed with a background expectation of 26.2±3.6 events, enabling the measurement of the integrated cross section and the differential cross section as a function of the invariant mass and transverse momentum of the four-lepton system.
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ATLAS COLLABORATION. Measurements of four-lepton production in pp collisions at √s = 8 TeV with the ATLAS detector. In: Physics Letters. B, 2016, vol. 753, p. 552-572. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:79078

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