Publication
Title
Measurement of the hadronic activity in events with a Z and two jets and extraction of the cross section for the electroweak production of a Z with two jets in pp collisions at = 7 TeV
Author
Institution/Organisation
CMS Collaboration
Abstract
The first measurement of the electroweak production cross section of a Z boson with two jets (Zjj) in pp collisions at root s = 7 TeV is presented, based on a data sample recorded by the CMS experiment at the LHC with an integrated luminosity of 5 fb(-1). The cross section is measured for the lljj (l = e, mu) final state in the kinematic region m(ll) > 50 GeV, m(jj) > 120 GeV, transverse momenta p(T)(j) > 25 GeV and pseudorapidity vertical bar eta(j)vertical bar < 4.0. The measurement, combining the muon and electron channels, yields sigma = 154 +/- 24 (stat.) +/- 46 (exp. syst.) +/- 27 (th. syst.) +/- 3 (lum.) fb, in agreement with the theoretical cross section. The hadronic activity, in the rapidity interval between the jets, is also measured. These results establish an important foundation for the more general study of vector boson fusion processes, of relevance for Higgs boson searches and for measurements of electroweak gauge couplings and vector boson scattering.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of high energy physics. - Bristol
Publication
Bristol : 2013
ISSN
1126-6708
1029-8479 [online]
Volume/pages
10(2013), p. 1-43
Article Reference
062
ISI
000333027700001
Medium
E-only publicatie
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UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Last edited 15.05.2017
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