A study of the Z production cross-section in pp collisions at √s=7 TeV using tau final states

Aaij, R. et al. (2013) A study of the Z production cross-section in pp collisions at √s=7 TeV using tau final states. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2013(111), (doi: 10.1007/JHEP01(2013)111)

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Abstract

A measurement of the inclusive Z → ττ cross-section in pp collisions at √<span style="text-decoration:overline">s</span>=7 TeV is presented based on a dataset of 1.0 fb−1 collected by the LHCb detector. Candidates for Z → τ τ decays are identified through reconstructed final states with two muons, a muon and an electron, a muon and a hadron, or an electron and a hadron. The production cross-section for Z bosons, with invariant mass between 60 and 120 GeV/c 2, which decay to τ leptons with transverse momenta greater than 20 GeV/c and pseudorapidities between 2.0 and 4.5, is measured to be σ pp→Z→ττ = 71.4 ± 3.5 ± 2.8 ± 2.5 pb; the first uncertainty is statistical, the second is systematic, and the third is due to the uncertainty on the integrated luminosity. The ratio of the cross-sections for Z → τ τ to Z → μμ is determined to be 0.93 ± 0.09, where the uncertainty is the combination of statistical, systematic, and luminosity uncertainties of the two measurements.

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Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Pappagallo, Dr Marco and Alexander, Dr Michael and Soler, Professor Paul and MacRaighne, Dr Aaron and Borghi, Dr Silvia and Spradlin, Dr Patrick and Rodrigues, Dr Eduardo and Eklund, Professor Lars and Bates, Mrs Alison
Authors: Aaij, R., Abellan Beteta, C., Adametz, A., Adeva, B., Adinolfi, M., Adrover, C., Affolder, A., Ajaltouni, Z., Albrecht, J., Alessio, F., Alexander, M., Ali, S., Alkhazov, G., Cartelle, P., Alves, A.A., Amato, S., Amhis, Y., Anderlini, L., Anderson, J., Appleby, R. B., Gutierrez, O., Archilli, F., Artamonov, A., Artuso, M., Aslanides, E., Auriemma, G., Bachmann, S., Back, J. J., Baesso, C., Baldini, W., Barlow, R. J., Barschel, C., Barsuk, S., Barter, W., Bates, A., Bauer, T., Bay, A., Beddow, J., Bediaga, I., Belogurov, S., Belous, K., Belyaev, I., Ben-Haim, E., Benayoun, M., Bencivenni, G., Benson, S., Benton, J., Berezhnoy, A., Bernet, R., Bettler, M.-O., Beuzekom, M., Bien, A., Bifani, S., Bird, T., Bizzeti, A., Bjørnstad, P. M., Blake, T., Blanc, F., Blanks, C., Blouw, J., Blusk, S., Bobrov, A., Bocci, V., Bondar, A., Bondar, N., Bonivento, W., Borghi, S., Borgia, A., Bowcock, T. J. V., Bozzi, C., Brambach, T., Brand, J., Bressieux, J., Brett, D., Britsch, M., Britton, T., Brook, N. H., Brown, H., Büchler-Germann, A., Burducea, I., Bursche, A., Buytaert, J., Cadeddu, S., Callot, O., Calvi, M., Calvo Gomez, M., Camboni, A., Campana, P., Carbone, A., Carboni, G., Cardinale, R., Cardini, A., Carranza-Mejia, H., Carson, L., Carvalho Akiba, K., Casse, G., Cattaneo, M., Cauet, C., Charles, M., Charpentier, P., Chen, P., Chiapolini, N., Chrzaszcz, M., Ciba, K., Cid Vidal, X., Ciezarek, G., Clarke, P. E. L., Clemencic, M., Cliff, H. V., Closier, J., Coca, C., Coco, V., Cogan, J., Cogneras, E., Collins, P., Comerma-Montells, A., Contu, A., Cook, A., Coombes, M., Corti, G., Couturier, B., Cowan, G. A., Craik, D., Cunliffe, S., Currie, R., D’Ambrosio, C., David, P., David, P., Bonis, I., Bruyn, K., Capua, S., Cian, M., Miranda, J. 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College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Journal of High Energy Physics
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:1029-8479
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2013 CERN, for the benefit of the LHCb Collaboration
First Published:First published in Journal of High Energy Physics 2013:111
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