Measurement of the cross-section for electroweak production of dijets in association with a Z boson in pp collisions at s=13TeV with the ATLAS detector. / The ATLAS Collaboration .

In: Physics Letters B, 10.12.2017, p. 1-23.

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Abstract

The cross-section for the production of two jets in association with a leptonically decaying Z boson (Zjj ) is measured in proton–proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 13 TeV, using data recorded with the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3.2 fb−1. The electroweak Zjj cross-section is extracted in a fiducial region chosen to enhance the electroweak contribution relative to the dominant Drell–Yan Zjj process, which is constrained using a data-driven approach. The measured fiducial electroweak cross-section is σEWZjj = 119±16(stat.)±20(syst.)±2(lumi.) fb for dijet invariant mass greater than 250 GeV, and 34.2±5.8(stat.)±5.5(syst.)±0.7(lumi.) fb for dijet invariant mass greater than 1 TeV. Standard Model predictions are in agreement with the measurements. The inclusive Zjj cross-section is also measured in six different fiducial regions with varying contributions from electroweak and Drell–Yan Zjj production.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-23
Number of pages23
JournalPhysics Letters B
Early online date27 Oct 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Dec 2017
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