Measurement of the cross section for prompt isolated diphoton production using the full CDF run II data sample

Aaltonen, T. et al. (2013) Measurement of the cross section for prompt isolated diphoton production using the full CDF run II data sample. Physical Review Letters, 110(10), p. 101801. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.110.101801)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.110.101801

Abstract

This Letter reports a measurement of the cross section for producing pairs of central prompt isolated photons in proton-antiproton collisions at a total energy s√=1.96  TeV using data corresponding to 9.5  fb−1 integrated luminosity collected with the CDF II detector at the Fermilab Tevatron. The measured differential cross section is compared to three calculations derived from the theory of strong interactions. These include a prediction based on a leading order matrix element calculation merged with a parton shower model, a next-to-leading order calculation, and a next-to-next-to-leading order calculation. The first and last calculations reproduce most aspects of the data, thus showing the importance of higher-order contributions for understanding the theory of strong interaction and improving measurements of the Higgs boson and searches for new phenomena in diphoton final states.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Robson, Professor Aidan and Buzatu, Dr Adrian and Bussey, Dr Peter and St Denis, Dr Richard
Authors: Aaltonen, T., Amerio, S., Amidei, D., Anastassov, A., Annovi, A., Antos, J., Apollinari, G., Appel, J., Arisawa, T., Artikov, A., Asaadi, J., Ashmanskas, W., Auerbach, B., Aurisano, A., Azfar, F., Badgett, W., Bae, T., Barbaro-Galtieri, A., Barnes, V., Barnett, B., Barria, P., Bartos, P., Bauce, M., Bedeschi, F., Behari, S., Bellettini, G., Bellinger, J., Benjamin, D., Beretvas, A., Bhatti, A., Bland, K., Blumenfeld, B., Bocci, A., Bodek, A., Bortoletto, D., Boudreau, J., Boveia, A., Brigliadori, L., Bromberg, C., Brucken, E., Budagov, J., Budd, H., Burkett, K., Busetto, G., Bussey, P., Butti, P., Buzatu, A., Calamba, A., Camarda, S., Campanelli, M., Canelli, F., Carls, B., Carlsmith, D., Carosi, R., Carrillo, 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., Cho, K., Chokheli, D., Ciocci, M., Clark, A., Clarke, C., Convery, M., Conway, J., Corbo, M., Cordelli, M., Cox, C., Cox, D., Cremonesi, M., Cruz, D., Cuevas, J., Culbertson, R., d’Ascenzo, N., Datta, M., De Barbaro, P., Demortier, L., Deninno, M., Devoto, F., d’Errico, M., Di Canto, A., Di Ruzza, B., Dittmann, J., D’Onofrio, M., Donati, S., Dorigo, M., Driutti, A., Ebina, K., Edgar, R., Elagin, A., Erbacher, R., Errede, S., Esham, B., Eusebi, R., Farrington, S., Fernández Ramos, J., Field, R., Flanagan, G., Forrest, R., Franklin, M., Freeman, J., Frisch, H., Funakoshi, Y., Garfinkel, A., Garosi, P., Gerberich, H., Gerchtein, E., Giagu, S., Giakoumopoulou, V., Gibson, K., Ginsburg, C., Giokaris, N., Giromini, P., Giurgiu, G., Glagolev, V., Glenzinski, D., Gold, M., Goldin, D., Golossanov, A., Gomez, G., Gomez-Ceballos, G., Goncharov, M., González López, O., Gorelov, I., Goshaw, A., Goulianos, K., Gramellini, E., Grinstein, S., Grosso-Pilcher, C., Group, R., Guimaraes da Costa, J., Hahn, S., Han, J., Happacher, F., Hara, K., Hare, M., Harr, R., Harrington-Taber, T., Hatakeyama, K., Hays, C., Heinrich, J., Herndon, M., Hocker, A., Hong, Z., Hopkins, W., Hou, S., Hughes, R., Husemann, U., Huston, J., Introzzi, G., Iori, M., Ivanov, A., James, E., Jang, D., Jayatilaka, B., Jeon, E., Jindariani, S., Jones, M., Joo, K., Jun, S., Junk, T., Kambeitz, M., Kamon, T., Karchin, P., Kasmi, A., Kato, Y., Ketchum, W., Keung, J., Kilminster, B., Kim, D., Kim, H., Kim, J., Kim, M., Kim, S., Kim, S., Kim, Y., Kim, Y., Kimura, N., Kirby, M., Knoepfel, K., Kondo, K., Kong, D., Konigsberg, J., Kotwal, A., Kreps, M., Kroll, J., Kruse, M., Kuhr, T., Kurata, M., Laasanen, A., Lammel, S., Lancaster, M., Lannon, K., Latino, G., Lee, H., Lee, J., Leo, S., Leone, S., Lewis, J., Limosani, A., Lipeles, E., Liu, H., Liu, Q., Liu, T., Lockwitz, S., Loginov, A., Lucchesi, D., Lueck, J., Lujan, P., Lukens, P., Lungu, G., Lys, J., Lysak, R., Madrak, R., Maestro, P., Malik, S., Manca, G., Manousakis-Katsikakis, A., Margaroli, F., Marino, P., Martínez, M., Matera, K., Mattson, M., Mazzacane, A., Mazzanti, P., McNulty, R., Mehta, A., Mehtala, P., Mesropian, C., Miao, T., Mietlicki, D., Mitra, A., Miyake, H., Moed, S., Moggi, N., Moon, C., Moore, R., Morello, M., Mukherjee, A., Muller, T., Murat, P., Mussini, M., Nachtman, J., Nagai, Y., Naganoma, J., Nakano, I., Napier, A., Nett, J., Neu, C., Nigmanov, T., Nodulman, L., Noh, S., Norniella, O., Oakes, L., Oh, S., Oh, Y., Oksuzian, I., Okusawa, T., Orava, R., Ortolan, L., Pagliarone, C., Palencia, E., Palni, P., Papadimitriou, V., Parker, W., Pauletta, G., Paulini, M., Paus, C., Phillips, T., Piacentino, G., Pianori, E., Pilot, J., Pitts, K., Plager, C., Pondrom, L., Poprocki, S., Potamianos, K., Prokoshin, F., Pranko, A., Ptohos, F., Punzi, G., Ranjan, N., Redondo Fernández, I., Renton, P., Rescigno, M., Riddick, T., Rimondi, F., Ristori, L., Robson, A., Rodriguez, T., Rolli, S., Ronzani, M., Roser, R., Rosner, J., Ruffini, F., Ruiz, A., Russ, J., Rusu, V., Safonov, A., Sakumoto, W., Sakurai, Y., Santi, L., Sato, K., Saveliev, V., Savoy-Navarro, A., Schlabach, P., Schmidt, E., Schwarz, T., Scodellaro, L., Scuri, F., Seidel, S., Seiya, Y., Semenov, A., Sforza, F., Shalhout, S., Shears, T., Shepard, P., Shimojima, M., Shochet, M., Shreyber-Tecker, I., Simonenko, A., Sinervo, P., Sliwa, K., Smith, J., Snider, F., Sorin, V., Song, H., Stancari, M., St. Denis, R., Stelzer, B., Stelzer-Chilton, O., Stentz, D., Strologas, J., Sudo, Y., Sukhanov, A., Suslov, I., Takemasa, K., Takeuchi, Y., Tang, J., Tecchio, M., Teng, P., Thom, J., Thomson, E., Thukral, V., Toback, D., Tokar, S., Tollefson, K., Tomura, T., Tonelli, D., Torre, S., Torretta, D., Totaro, P., Trovato, M., Ukegawa, F., Uozumi, S., Vázquez, F., Velev, G., Vellidis, C., Vernieri, C., Vidal, M., Vilar, R., Vizán, J., Vogel, M., Volpi, G., Wagner, P., Wallny, R., Wang, S., Warburton, A., Waters, D., Wester, W., Whiteson, D., Wicklund, A., Wilbur, S., Williams, H., Wilson, J., Wilson, P., Winer, B., Wittich, P., Wolbers, S., Wolfe, H., Wright, T., Wu, X., Wu, Z., Yamamoto, K., Yamato, D., Yang, T., Yang, U., Yang, Y., Yao, W.-M., Yeh, G., Yi, K., Yoh, J., Yorita, K., Yoshida, T., Yu, G., Yu, I., Zanetti, A., Zeng, Y., Zhou, C., and Zucchelli, S.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Physical Review Letters
Publisher:American Physical Society
ISSN:0031-9007
ISSN (Online):1079-7114

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