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Measurement of W±Z production cross sections and gauge boson polarisation in pp collisions at √s=13TeV with the ATLAS detector

AuthorsÁlvarez Piqueras, D. ; Aparisi, Pozo, J.A.; Bailey, A.J.; Barranco, Laura; Cabrera, Susana ; Castillo, F.L.; Castillo Mª Victoria.; Cerda Alberich, L.; Costa, María José ; Escobar, Carlos ; Estrada, Oscar; Ferrer, Antonio ; Fiorini, L. ; Fullana, Esteban ; Fuster, Juan ; García García, Carmen ; García Navarro, José Enrique ; González de la Hoz, Santiago ; Higón, Emilio ; Jimenez Pena, Javier; Lacasta Llácer, Carlos ; Lozano Bahilo, José J.; Madaffari, Daniele; Mamuzic, Judita; Martí García, Salvador ; Melini, Davide; Miñano Moya, M.; Mitsou, Vasiliki A. ; Rodriguez Bosca, S.; Rodriguez Rodriguez, D.; Ruiz Martínez, Arantxa ; Salt, José ; Santra, A.; Sánchez Martínez, Javier ; Soldevila, Urmila ; Valero, Alberto ; Valls Ferrer, Juan Antonio ; Vos, Marcel
Issue DateMay-2019
PublisherSpringer Nature
CitationEuropean Physical Journal C 79: 535 (2019)
AbstractThis paper presents measurements of WZ production cross sections in pp collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 13 TeV. The data were collected in 2015 and 2016 by the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider, and correspond to an integrated luminosity of 36.1fb-1. The WZ candidate events are reconstructed using leptonic decay modes of the gauge bosons into electrons and muons. The measured inclusive cross section in the detector fiducial region for a single leptonic decay mode is σW±Z→ℓ′νℓℓfid.=63.7±1.0(stat.)±2.3(syst.)±1.4(lumi.) fb, reproduced by the next-to-next-to-leading-order Standard Model prediction of 61.5-1.3+1.4 fb. Cross sections for WZ and WZ production and their ratio are presented as well as differential cross sections for several kinematic observables. An analysis of angular distributions of leptons from decays of W and Z bosons is performed for the first time in pair-produced events in hadronic collisions, and integrated helicity fractions in the detector fiducial region are measured for the W and Z bosons separately. Of particular interest, the longitudinal helicity fraction of pair-produced vector bosons is also measured.
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/10261/194071
Identifiersdoi: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-019-7027-6
e-issn: 1434-6052
issn: 1434-6044
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