Publication
Title
Measurement of W and Z production in pp collisions at = 7 TeV
Author
Institution/Organisation
CMS Collaboration
Abstract
A measurement of Wγ and Zγ production in protonproton collisions at View the MathML source is presented. Results are based on a data sample recorded by the CMS experiment at the LHC, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 36 pb−1. The electron and muon decay channels of the W and Z are used. The total cross sections are measured for photon transverse energy View the MathML source and spatial separation from charged leptons in the plane of pseudorapidity and azimuthal angle ΔR(ℓ,γ)>0.7, and with an additional dilepton invariant mass requirement of Mℓℓ>50 GeV for the Zγ process. The following cross section times branching fraction values are found: σ(pp→Wγ+X)×B(W→ℓν)=56.3±5.0(stat.)±5.0(syst.)±2.3(lumi.) pb and σ(pp→Zγ+X)×B(Z→ℓℓ)=9.4±1.0(stat.)±0.6(syst.)±0.4(lumi.) pb. These measurements are in agreement with standard model predictions. The first limits on anomalous WWγ, ZZγ, and Zγγ trilinear gauge couplings at View the MathML source are set.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Physics letters: B. - Amsterdam, 1967, currens
Publication
Amsterdam : 2011
ISSN
0370-2693
Volume/pages
701:5(2011), p. 535-555
ISI
000293438100005
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UAntwerpen
Faculty/Department
Research group
[E?say:metaLocaldata.cgzprojectinf]
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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