Measurement of the WW cross section in sqrt(s) = 7 TeV pp collisions with ATLAS

ATLAS Collaboration, Wahid Bhimji, Andy Buckley, Philip Clark, Robert Harrington, Victoria Martin

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Abstract

This Letter presents a measurement of the $\WW$ production cross section in $\sqrt{s} = 7 \TeV\ pp$ collisions by the ATLAS experiment, using 34 $\pbi$ of integrated luminosity produced by the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. Selecting events with two isolated leptons, each either an electron or a muon, 8 candidate events are observed with an expected background of $1.7\pm0.6$ events. The measured cross section is $41^{+20}_{-16}(\mathrm{stat.})\pm 5(\mathrm{syst.})\pm 1(\mathrm{lumi.})$ pb, which is consistent with the standard model prediction of $44 \pm 3$ pb calculated at next-to-leading order in QCD.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume107
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Keywords

  • hep-ex

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