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Measurement of the W ± Z boson pair-production cross section in pp collisions at √s = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector

ContributorsATLAS Collaboration
Published inPhysics letters. B, vol. 762, p. 1-22
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Publication date2016
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The production of W±Z events in proton–proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 13 TeV is measured with the ATLAS detector at the LHC. The collected data correspond to an integrated luminosity of 3.2 fb−1 . The W±Z candidates are reconstructed using leptonic decays of the gauge bosons into electrons or muons. The measured inclusive cross section in the detector fiducial region for leptonic decay modes is σW±Z→ℓ′νℓℓfid.=63.2±3.2(stat.)±2.6(sys.)±1.5(lumi.) fb . In comparison, the next-to-leading-order Standard Model prediction is 53.4−2.8+3.6 fb . The extrapolation of the measurement from the fiducial to the total phase space yields σW±Ztot.=50.6±2.6(stat.)±2.0(sys.)±0.9(th.)±1.2(lumi.) pb , in agreement with a recent next-to-next-to-leading-order calculation of 48.2−1.0+1.1 pb . The cross section as a function of jet multiplicity is also measured, together with the charge-dependent W+Z and W−Z cross sections and their ratio.

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ATLAS Collaboration. Measurement of the W ± Z boson pair-production cross section in pp collisions at √s = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector. In: Physics letters. B, 2016, vol. 762, p. 1–22. doi: 10.1016/j.physletb.2016.08.052
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