Measurements of Four-Lepton Production at the Z Resonance in pp Collisions at $\sqrt s=$7 and 8 TeV with ATLAS

Philip James Clark, Victoria Jane Martin, Corrinne Mills, Atlas Collaboration

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Abstract

Measurements of four-lepton (4ℓ, ℓ=e,μ) production cross sections at the Z resonance in pp collisions at the LHC with the ATLAS detector are presented. For dilepton and four-lepton invariant mass regions mℓ+ℓ->5  GeV and 80<m4ℓ<100  GeV, the measured cross sections are 76±18(stat)±4(syst)±1.4(lumi)  fb and 107±9(stat)±4(syst)±3.0(lumi)  fb at s=7 and 8 TeV, respectively. By subtracting the nonresonant 4ℓ production contributions and normalizing with Z→μ+μ- events, the branching fraction for the Z boson decay to 4ℓ is determined to be (3.20±0.25(stat)±0.13(syst))×10-6, consistent with the standard model prediction.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberAad:2014wra
Pages (from-to)231806
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume112
Issue number23
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jun 2014

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