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Diffractive W and Z production at the Fermilab Tevatron

Aaltonen, T. et al. (2010) Diffractive W and Z production at the Fermilab Tevatron. Physical Review D, 82 (11). ISSN 1550-7998 (doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.82.112004)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.82.112004

Abstract

We report on a measurement of the fraction of events with a W or Z boson which are produced diffractively in p̅ p collisions at √s=1.96  TeV, using data from 0.6  fb-1 of integrated luminosity collected with the CDF II detector equipped with a Roman-pot spectrometer that detects the p̅ from p̅ +p→p̅ +[X+W/Z]. We find that (1.00±0.11)% of Ws and (0.88±0.22)% of Zs are produced diffractively in a region of antiproton or proton fractional momentum loss ξ of 0.03<ξ<0.10 and 4-momentum transferred squared t of -1<t<0  (GeV/c)2, where we account for the events in which the proton scatters diffractively while the antiproton dissociates, p̅ +p→[X+W/Z]+p, by doubling the measured proton dissociation fraction. We also report on searches for W and Z production in double Pomeron exchange, p+p̅ →p+[X+W/Z]+p̅ , and on exclusive Z production, p̅ +p→p̅ +Z+p. No signal is seen above background for these processes, and comparisons are made with expectations.

Item Type:Article
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Robson, Dr Aidan and St Denis, Dr Richard and Bussey, Dr Peter
Authors: Aaltonen, T., Álvarez González, B., Amerio, S., Amidei, D., Anastassov, A., Annovi, A., Antos, J., Albrow, M., Apollinari, G., Appel, J., Apresyan, A., Arisawa, T., Artikov, A., Asaadi, J., Ashmanskas, W., Auerbach, B., Aurisano, A., Azfar, F., Badgett, W., Barbaro-Galtieri, A., Barnes, V., Barnett, B., Barria, P., Bartos, P., Bauce, M., Bauer, G., Bedeschi, F., Beecher, D., Behari, S., Bellettini, G., Bellinger, J., Benjamin, D., Beretvas, A., Bhatti, A., Binkley, M., Bisello, D., Bizjak, I., Bland, K., Blocker, C., Blumenfeld, B., Bocci, A., Bodek, A., Bortoletto, D., Boudreau, J., Boveia, A., Brau, B., Brigliadori, L., Brisuda, A., Bromberg, C., Brucken, E., Bucciantonio, M., Budagov, J., Budd, H., Budd, S., Burkett, K., Busetto, G., Bussey, P., Buzatu, A., Cabrera, S., Calancha, C., Camarda, S., Campanelli, M., Campbell, M., Canelli, F., Canepa, A., Carls, B., Carlsmith, D., Carosi, R., Carrillo, S., Carron, S., Casal, B., Casarsa, M., Castro, A., Catastini, P., Cauz, D., Cavaliere, V., Cavalli-Sforza, M., Cerri, A., Cerrito, L., Chen, Y., Chertok, M., Chiarelli, G., Chlachidze, G., Chlebana, F., Cho, K., Chokheli, D., Chou, J., Chung, W., Chung, Y., Ciobanu, C., Ciocci, M., Clark, A., Clark, D., Compostella, G., Convery, M., Conway, J., Corbo, M., Cordelli, M., Cox, C., Cox, D., Crescioli, F., Cuenca Almenar, C., Cuevas, J., Culbertson, R., Dagenhart, D., d’Ascenzo, N., Datta, M., de Barbaro, P., De Cecco, S., De Lorenzo, G., Dell’Orso, M., Deluca, C., Demortier, L., Deng, J., Deninno, M., Devoto, F., d’Errico, M., Di Canto, A., Di Ruzza, B., Dittmann, J., D’Onofrio, M., Donati, S., Dong, P., Dorigo, T., Ebina, K., Elagin, A., Eppig, A., Erbacher, R., Errede, D., Errede, S., Ershaidat, N., Eusebi, R., Fang, H., Farrington, S., Feindt, M., Fernandez, J., Ferrazza, C., Field, R., Flanagan, G., Forrest, R., Frank, M., Franklin, M., Freeman, J., Furic, I., Gallinaro, M., Galyardt, J., Garcia, J., Garfinkel, A., Garosi, P., Gerberich, H., Gerchtein, E., Giagu, S., Giakoumopoulou, V., Giannetti, P., Gibson, K., Ginsburg, C., Giokaris, N., Giromini, P., Giunta, M., Giurgiu, G., Glagolev, V., Glenzinski, D., Gold, M., Goldin, D., Goldschmidt, N., Golossanov, A., Gomez, G., Gomez-Ceballos, G., Goncharov, M., González, O., Gorelov, I., Goshaw, A., Goulianos, K., Gresele, A., Grinstein, S., Grosso-Pilcher, C., Group, R., Guimaraes da Costa, J., Gunay-Unalan, Z., Haber, C., Hahn, S., Halkiadakis, E., Hamaguchi, A., Han, J., Happacher, F., Hara, K., Hare, D., Hare, M., Harr, R., Hatakeyama, K., Hays, C., Heck, M., Heinrich, J., Herndon, M., Hewamanage, S., Hidas, D., Hocker, A., Hopkins, W., Horn, D., Hou, S., Hughes, R., Hurwitz, M., Husemann, U., Hussain, N., Hussein, M., Huston, J., Introzzi, G., Iori, M., Ivanov, A., James, E., Jang, D., Jayatilaka, B., Jeon, E., Jha, M., Jindariani, S., Johnson, W., Jones, M., Joo, K., Jun, S., Junk, T., Kamon, T., Karchin, P., Kato, Y., Ketchum, W., Keung, J., Khotilovich, V., Kilminster, B., Kim, D., Kim, H., Kim, H., Kim, J., Kim, M., Kim, S., Kim, S., Kim, Y., Kimura, N., Klimenko, S., Kondo, K., Kong, D., Konigsberg, J., Korytov, A., Kotwal, A., Kreps, M., Kroll, J., Krop, D., Krumnack, N., Kruse, M., Krutelyov, V., Kuhr, T., Kurata, M., Kwang, S., Laasanen, A., Lami, S., Lammel, S., Lancaster, M., Lander, R., Lannon, K., Lath, A., Latino, G., Lazzizzera, I., LeCompte, T., Lee, E., Lee, H., Lee, J., Lee, S., Leo, S., Leone, S., Lewis, J., Lin, C.-J., Linacre, J., Lindgren, M., Lipeles, E., Lister, A., Litvintsev, D., Liu, C., Liu, Q., Liu, T., Lockwitz, S., Lockyer, N., Loginov, A., Lucchesi, D., Lueck, J., Lujan, P., Lukens, P., Lungu, G., Lys, J., Lysak, R., Madrak, R., Maeshima, K., Makhoul, K., Maksimovic, P., Malik, S., Manca, G., Manousakis-Katsikakis, A., Margaroli, F., Marino, C., Martínez, M., Martínez-Ballarín, R., Mastrandrea, P., Mathis, M., Mattson, M., Mazzanti, P., McFarland, K., McIntyre, P., McNulty, R., Mehta, A., Mehtala, P., Menzione, A., Mesropian, C., Miao, 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Ruiz, A., Russ, J., Rusu, V., Safonov, A., Sakumoto, W., Santi, L., Sartori, L., Sato, K., Saveliev, V., Savoy-Navarro, A., Schlabach, P., Schmidt, A., Schmidt, E., Schmidt, M., Schmitt, M., Schwarz, T., Scodellaro, L., Scribano, A., Scuri, F., Sedov, A., Seidel, S., Seiya, Y., Semenov, A., Sforza, F., Sfyrla, A., Shalhout, S., Shears, T., Shepard, P., Shimojima, M., Shiraishi, S., Shochet, M., Shreyber, I., Simonenko, A., Sinervo, P., Sissakian, A., Sliwa, K., Smith, J., Snider, F., Soha, A., Somalwar, S., Sorin, V., Squillacioti, P., Stanitzki, M., St Denis, R., Stelzer, B., Stelzer-Chilton, O., Stentz, D., Strologas, J., Strycker, G., Sudo, Y., Sukhanov, A., Suslov, I., Takemasa, K., Takeuchi, Y., Tang, J., Tecchio, M., Teng, P., Thom, J., Thome, J., Thompson, G., Thomson, E., Ttito-Guzmán, P., Tkaczyk, S., Toback, D., Tokar, S., Tollefson, K., Tomura, T., Tonelli, D., Torre, S., Torretta, D., Totaro, P., Trovato, M., Tu, Y., Turini, N., Ukegawa, F., Uozumi, S., Varganov, A., Vataga, E., Vázquez, F., Velev, G., Vellidis, C., Vidal, M., Vila, I., Vilar, R., Vogel, M., Volpi, G., Wagner, P., Wagner, R., Wakisaka, T., Wallny, R., Wang, S., Warburton, A., Waters, D., Weinberger, M., Wester, W., Whitehouse, B., Whiteson, D., Wicklund, A., Wicklund, E., Wilbur, S., Wick, F., Williams, H., Wilson, J., Wilson, P., Winer, B., Wittich, P., Wolbers, S., Wolfe, H., Wright, T., Wu, X., Wu, Z., Yamamoto, K., Yamaoka, J., Yang, U., Yang, Y., Yao, W.-M., Yeh, G., Yi, K., Yoh, J., Yorita, K., Yoshida, T., Yu, G., Yu, I., Yu, S., Yun, J., Zanetti, A., Zeng, Y., and Zucchelli, S.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Physical Review D
Publisher:American Physical Society
ISSN:1550-7998
ISSN (Online):1089-4918

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395963Experimental Particle PhysicsAnthony DoyleScience & Technologies Facilities Council (STFC)ST/H001077/1Physics and Astronomy