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Measurements of inclusive W and Z cross sections in pp¯ collisions at √s = 1.96 TeV

Abulencia, A. et al. (2007) Measurements of inclusive W and Z cross sections in pp¯ collisions at √s = 1.96 TeV. Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics, 34 (12). pp. 2457-2544. ISSN 0954-3899 (doi:10.1088/0954-3899/34/12/001)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0954-3899/34/12/001

Abstract

We report the first measurements of inclusive W and Z boson cross-sections times the corresponding leptonic branching ratios for pp¯ collisions at √s = 1.96 TeV based on the decays of the W and Z bosons into electrons and muons. The data were recorded with the CDF II detector at the Fermilab Tevatron and correspond to an integrated luminosity of 72.0 ± 4.3 pb−1. We test e-μ lepton universality in W decays by measuring the ratio of the W → μν to W → eν cross sections and determine a value of 0.991 ± 0.004(stat.) ± 0.011(syst.) for the ratio of W − ℓ − ν couplings (gμ/ge). Since there is no sign of non-universality, we combine our cross-section measurements in the different lepton decay modes and obtain σW x BR(pp¯→W→ℓv) = 2.749±0.010(stat.)±0.053(syst.)±0.165(lum.) nb and σγ*/Z(pp¯→/Z→ℓℓ)= 254.9±3.3(stat.) ±4.6(syst.)± 15.2(lum.)pb for dilepton pairs in the mass range between 66 GeV/c2 and 116 GeV/c2. We compute the ratio R of the W → ℓν to Z → ℓℓ cross sections taking all correlations among channels into account and obtain R = 10.84 ± 0.15(stat.) ± 0.14(syst.) including a correction for the virtual photon exchange component in our measured γ*/Z → ℓℓ cross section. Based on the measured value of R, we extract values for the W leptonic branching ratio, Br(W → ℓν)= 0.1082 ± 0.0022; the total width of the W boson, Γ(W)= 2092 ± 42 MeV; and the ratio of W and Z boson total widths, Γ(W)/Γ(Z)= 0.838 ± 0.017. In addition, we use our extracted value of Γ(W) whose value depends on various electroweak parameters and certain CKM matrix elements to constrain the Vcs CKM matrix element, |Vcs| = 0.976 ± 0.030.

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Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Robson, Dr Aidan and St Denis, Dr Richard and Thompson, Dr Alan and Bussey, Dr Peter and D'Auria, Dr Saverio
Authors: Abulencia, A., Acosta, D., Adelman, J., Affolder, T., Akimoto, T., Albrow, M. G., Ambrose, D., Amerio, S., Amidei, D., Anastassov, A., Anikeev, K., Annovi, A., Antos, J., Aoki, M., Apollinari, G., Arguin, J.-F., Arisawa, T., Artikov, A., Ashmanskas, W., Attal, A., Azfar, F., Azzi-Bacchetta, P., Azzurri, P., Bacchetta, N., Bachacou, H., Badgett, W., Barbaro-Galtieri, A., Barnes, V. E., Barnett, B. A., Baroiant, S., Bartsch, V., Bauer, G., Bedeschi, F., Behari, S., Belforte, S., Bellettini, G., Bellinger, J., Belloni, A., Ben-Haim, E., Benjamin, D., Beretvas, A., Beringer, J., Berry, T., Bhatti, A., Binkley, M., Bisello, D., Bishai, M., Blair, R. E., Blocker, C., Bloom, K., Blumenfeld, B., Bocci, A., Bodek, A., Boisvert, V., Bolla, G., Bolshov, A., Bortoletto, D., Boudreau, J., Bourov, S., Boveia, A., Brau, B., Bromberg, C., Brubaker, E., Budagov, J., Budd, H. S., Budd, S., Burkett, K., Busetto, G., Bussey, P., Byrum, K. L., Cabrera, S., Campanelli, M., Campbell, M., Canelli, F., Canepa, A., Carlsmith, D., Carosi, R., Carron, S., Casarsa, M., Castro, A., Catastini, P., Cauz, D., Cavalli-Sforza, M., Cerri, A., Cerrito, L., Chang, S. H., Chapman, J., Chen, Y. C., Chertok, M., Chiarelli, G., Chlachidze, G., Chlebana, F., Cho, I., Cho, K., Chokheli, D., Chou, J. P., Chu, P. H., Chuang, S. H., Chung, K., Chung, W. H., Chung, Y. S., Ciljak, M., Ciobanu, C. I., Ciocci, M. A., Clark, A., Clark, D., Coca, M., Connolly, A., Convery, M. E., Conway, J., Cooper, B., Copic, K., Cordelli, M., Cortiana, G., Cruz, A., Cuevas, J., Culbertson, R., Cyr, D., DaRonco, S., D'Auria, S., D'onofrio, M., Dagenhart, D., de Barbaro, P., De Cecco, S., Deisher, A., De Lentdecker, G., Dell'Orso, M., Demers, S., Demortier, L., Deng, J., Deninno, M., De Pedis, D., Derwent, P. 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College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics
ISSN:0954-3899
ISSN (Online):1361-6471

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