Publication
Title
Measurement of the inclusive Z cross section via decays to tau pairs in pp collisions at = 7 TeV
Author
Institution/Organisation
CMS Collaboration
Abstract
The first measurement of inclusive Z → τ + τ − production in pp collisions at the LHC is presented, in the final states μ + hadrons, e + hadrons, e + μ, and μ + μ. The data sample corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 36 pb−1 collected with the CMS detector. The measured cross section is σ (pp → ZX) × B (Z → τ + τ −) = 1.00 ± 0.05(stat.) ± 0.08(syst.) ± 0.04(lumi.)nb, which is in good agreement with the next-to-next-to-leading order QCD prediction and improves on previous measurements in the Z → e+e− and μ + μ − channels. The reconstruction efficiency for hadronic τ decays is determined with a precision of 7%.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of high energy physics. - Bristol
Publication
Bristol : 2011
ISSN
1126-6708
1029-8479 [online]
Volume/pages
8(2011), p. 1-32
Article Reference
117
ISI
000294901200044
Medium
E-only publicatie
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UAntwerpen
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