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Measurement of the ZZ production cross section and limits on anomalous neutral triple gauge couplings in proton-proton collisions at √s=7TeV with the ATLAS detector

  • Author(s): Aad, G
  • Abbott, B
  • Abdallah, J
  • Abdelalim, AA
  • Abdesselam, A
  • Abdinov, O
  • Abi, B
  • Abolins, M
  • Abramowicz, H
  • Abreu, H
  • Acerbi, E
  • Acharya, BS
  • Adams, DL
  • Addy, TN
  • Adelman, J
  • Aderholz, M
  • Adomeit, S
  • Adragna, P
  • Adye, T
  • Aefsky, S
  • Aguilar-Saavedra, JA
  • Aharrouche, M
  • Ahlen, SP
  • Ahles, F
  • Ahmad, A
  • Ahsan, M
  • Aielli, G
  • Akdogan, T
  • Åkesson, TPA
  • Akimoto, G
  • Akimov, AV
  • Akiyama, A
  • 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
  • Aliyev, M
  • Allport, PP
  • Allwood-Spiers, SE
  • Almond, J
  • Aloisio, A
  • Alon, R
  • Alonso, A
  • Alvarez Gonzalez, B
  • Alviggi, MG
  • Amako, K
  • Amaral, P
  • Amelung, C
  • Ammosov, VV
  • Amorim, A
  • Amorós, G
  • Amram, N
  • Anastopoulos, C
  • Ancu, LS
  • Andari, N
  • Andeen, T
  • Anders, CF
  • Anders, G
  • Anderson, KJ
  • Andreazza, A
  • Andrei, V
  • Andrieux, ML
  • Anduaga, XS
  • Angerami, A
  • Anghinolfi, F
  • Anjos, N
  • Annovi, A
  • Antonaki, A
  • Antonelli, M
  • Antonov, A
  • Antos, J
  • Anulli, F
  • Aoun, S
  • Aperio Bella, L
  • Apolle, R
  • Arabidze, G
  • Aracena, I
  • Arai, Y
  • Arce, ATH
  • Archambault, JP
  • et al.
Abstract

A measurement of the ZZ production cross section in proton-proton collisions at √s=7TeV using data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 1.02fb-1 recorded by the ATLAS experiment at the LHC is presented. Twelve events containing two Z boson candidates decaying to electrons and/or muons are observed, with an expected background of 0.3±0.3(stat)- 0.3+0.4(syst) events. The cross section measured in a phase-space region with good detector acceptance and for dilepton masses within the range 66 to 116 GeV is σZZ→"+"-"+"-fid=19.4-5.2+6.3(stat)-0.7+0. 9(syst)±0.7(lumi)fb. The resulting total cross section for on-shell ZZ production, σZZtot=8.5-2.3+2.7(stat)-0.3+0.4(syst)±0.3(lumi)pb, is consistent with the standard model expectation of 6.5-0.2+0.3pb calculated at the next-to-leading order in QCD. Limits on anomalous neutral triple gauge boson couplings are derived. © 2012 CERN. Published by the American Physical Society under the terms of the < uri xlink:href="http://creativecommons. org/licenses/by/3.0/" > Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. Further distribution of this work must maintain attribution to the author(s) and the published article's title, journal citation, and DOI.

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