We present a measurement of the W-boson-pair production cross section in p (p) over bar collisions at 1.96 TeV center-of-mass energy and the first measurement of the differential cross section as a function of jet multiplicity and leading-jet energy. The W+W- cross section is measured in the final state comprising two charged leptons and neutrinos, where either charged lepton can be an electron or a muon. Using data collected by the CDF experiment corresponding to 9.7 fb(-1) of integrated luminosity, a total of 3027 collision events consistent with W+W- production are observed with an estimated background contribution of 1790 +/- 190 events. The measured total cross section is sigma(p (p) over bar --> W+W-) = 14.0 +/- 0.6(stat)(-1.0)(+1.2)(syst) +/- 0.8(lumi) pb, consistent with the standard model prediction.
|Titolo:||Measurement of the production and differential cross sections of W+W- bosons in association with jets in p(p)over-bar collisions at root s = 1.96 TeV|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2015|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.91.111101|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|