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Measurement of isolated-photon pair production in pp collisions at √s=7TeV with the ATLAS detector

  • Author(s): Aad, G;
  • Abajyan, T;
  • Abbott, B;
  • Abdallah, J;
  • Khalek, SA;
  • Abdelalim, AA;
  • Abdinov, O;
  • Aben, R;
  • Abi, B;
  • Abolins, M;
  • Abouzeid, OS;
  • Abramowicz, H;
  • Abreu, H;
  • Acharya, BS;
  • Adamczyk, L;
  • Adams, DL;
  • Addy, TN;
  • Adelman, J;
  • Adomeit, S;
  • Adragna, P;
  • Adye, T;
  • Aefsky, S;
  • Aguilar-Saavedra, JA;
  • Agustoni, M;
  • Aharrouche, M;
  • Ahlen, SP;
  • Ahles, F;
  • Ahmad, A;
  • Ahsan, M;
  • Aielli, G;
  • Åkesson, TPA;
  • Akimoto, G;
  • Akimov, AV;
  • Alam, MS;
  • Alam, MA;
  • Albert, J;
  • Albrand, S;
  • Aleksa, M;
  • Aleksandrov, IN;
  • Alessandria, F;
  • Alexa, C;
  • Alexander, G;
  • Alexandre, G;
  • Alexopoulos, T;
  • Alhroob, M;
  • Aliev, M;
  • Alimonti, G;
  • Alison, J;
  • Allbrooke, BMM;
  • Allport, PP;
  • Allwood-Spiers, SE;
  • Almond, J;
  • Aloisio, A;
  • Alon, R;
  • Alonso, A;
  • Alonso, F;
  • Altheimer, A;
  • Gonzalez, BA;
  • Alviggi, MG;
  • Amako, K;
  • Amelung, C;
  • Ammosov, VV;
  • Amor Dos Santos, SP;
  • Amorim, A;
  • Amram, N;
  • Anastopoulos, C;
  • Ancu, LS;
  • Andari, N;
  • Andeen, T;
  • Anders, CF;
  • Anders, G;
  • Anderson, KJ;
  • Andreazza, A;
  • Andrei, V;
  • Andrieux, ML;
  • Anduaga, XS;
  • Angelidakis, S;
  • Anger, P;
  • Angerami, A;
  • Anghinolfi, F;
  • Anisenkov, A;
  • Anjos, N;
  • Annovi, A;
  • Antonaki, A;
  • Antonelli, M;
  • Antonov, A;
  • Antos, J;
  • Anulli, F;
  • Aoki, M;
  • Aoun, S;
  • Aperio Bella, L;
  • Apolle, R;
  • Arabidze, G;
  • Aracena, I;
  • Arai, Y;
  • Arce, ATH;
  • Arfaoui, S;
  • Arguin, JF;
  • Argyropoulos, S;
  • Arik, E
  • et al.
Abstract

The ATLAS experiment at the LHC has measured the production cross section of events with two isolated photons in the final state, in proton-proton collisions at √s=7TeV . The full data set collected in 2011, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 4.9 fb-1, is used. The amount of background, from hadronic jets and isolated electrons, is estimated with data-driven techniques and subtracted. The total cross section, for two isolated photons with transverse energies above 25 GeV and 22 GeV respectively, in the acceptance of the electromagnetic calorimeter (|η| < 1.37 and 1.52 < |η| < 2.37) and with an angular separation ΔR > 0.4, is 44.0-4.2+3.2 pb. The differential cross sections as a function of the di-photon invariant mass, transverse momentum, azimuthal separation, and cosine of the polar angle of the largest transverse energy photon in the Collins-Soper di-photon rest frame are also measured. The results are compared to the prediction of leading-order parton-shower and next-to-leading-order and next-to-next-to-leading-order parton-level generators.[Figure not available: see fulltext.] © 2013 CERN for the benefit of the ATLAS collaboration.

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