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Measurement of the cross-section for electroweak production of dijets in association with a Z boson in pp collisions at √s = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector

CollaborationWith : Akilli, Ece / Ancu, Lucian Stefan / Benoit, Mathieu / Calace, Noemi / Clark, Allan Geoffrey / Coccaro, Andrea / Della Volpe, Domenico / Di Bello, Francesco / Dubreuil, Arnaud / Ferrere, Didier / Golling, Tobias / Gonzalez Sevilla, Sergio / Iacobucci, Giuseppe / Jansky, Roland / Katre, Akshay / Khoo, Teng Jian / Lanfermann, Marie Christine / Lionti, Anthony Eric / March Ruiz, Luis / Mermod, Philippe / Nackenhorst, Olaf / Paolozzi, Lorenzo / Schramm, Steven / Sfyrla, Anna / Valente, Marco / Wu, Xin
Published in Physics Letters. B. 2017, vol. 775, p. 206-228
Collection Open Access - SCOAP3
Abstract The cross-section for the production of two jets in association with a leptonically decaying Z boson ( Zjj ) is measured in proton–proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 13 TeV, using data recorded with the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3.2 fb −1 . The electroweak Zjj cross-section is extracted in a fiducial region chosen to enhance the electroweak contribution relative to the dominant Drell–Yan Zjj process, which is constrained using a data-driven approach. The measured fiducial electroweak cross-section is σEWZjj = 119±16(stat.)±20(syst.)±2(lumi.) fb for dijet invariant mass greater than 250 GeV, and 34.2±5.8(stat.)±5.5(syst.)±0.7(lumi.) fb for dijet invariant mass greater than 1 TeV. Standard Model predictions are in agreement with the measurements. The inclusive Zjj cross-section is also measured in six different fiducial regions with varying contributions from electroweak and Drell–Yan Zjj production.
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ATLAS COLLABORATION. Measurement of the cross-section for electroweak production of dijets in association with a Z boson in pp collisions at √s = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector. In: Physics Letters. B, 2017, vol. 775, p. 206-228. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:98341

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