Measurement of W±Z production cross sections and gauge boson polarisation in pp collisions at √s = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector

Miucci, Antonio; Merlassino, Claudia; Haug, Sigve; Weber, Michael; Anders, John Kenneth; Beck, Hans Peter; Ereditato, Antonio; Rimoldi, Marco; Weston, Thomas Daniel (2019). Measurement of W±Z production cross sections and gauge boson polarisation in pp collisions at √s = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector. The European physical journal. C, Particles and fields, 79(6) Springer 10.1140/epjc/s10052-019-7027-6

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This paper presents measurements of W±Z production cross sections in pp collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 13 TeV. The data were collected in 2015 and 2016 by the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider, and correspond to an integrated luminosity of 36.1 fb−1. The W±Z candidate events are reconstructed using leptonic decay modes of the gauge bosons into electrons and muons. The measured inclusive cross section in the detector fiducial region for a single leptonic decay mode is σfid.W±Z→ℓ′νℓℓ=63.7± 1.0 (stat.)± 2.3 (syst.)± 1.4 (lumi.) fb, reproduced by the next-to-next-to-leading-order Standard Model prediction of 61.5+1.4−1.3 fb. Cross sections for W+Z and W−Z production and their ratio are presented as well as differential cross sections for several kinematic observables. An analysis of angular distributions of leptons from decays of W and Z bosons is performed for the first time in pair-produced events in hadronic collisions, and integrated helicity fractions in the detector fiducial region are measured for the W and Z bosons separately. Of particular interest, the longitudinal helicity fraction of pair-produced vector bosons is also measured.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

10 Strategic Research Centers > Albert Einstein Center for Fundamental Physics (AEC)
08 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute > Laboratory for High Energy Physics (LHEP)

UniBE Contributor:

Miucci, Antonio; Merlassino, Claudia; Haug, Sigve; Weber, Michael; Anders, John Kenneth; Beck, Hans Peter; Ereditato, Antonio; Rimoldi, Marco and Weston, Thomas Daniel

Subjects:

500 Science > 530 Physics

ISSN:

1434-6044

Publisher:

Springer

Language:

English

Submitter:

BORIS Import LHEP

Date Deposited:

15 Jun 2020 11:22

Last Modified:

15 Jun 2020 11:22

Publisher DOI:

10.1140/epjc/s10052-019-7027-6

Additional Information:

Kollaboration - Es sind nur die Berner Autoren namentlich erwaehnt; ATLAS collaboration

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.143599

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/143599

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