Measurement of the t¯tZ and t¯tW cross sections in proton-proton collisions at √s=13 TeV with the ATLAS detector
Delitzsch, C. M.
Johns, K. A.
Rutherfoord, J. P.
Varnes, E. W.
AffiliationUniv Arizona, Dept Phys
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PublisherAMER PHYSICAL SOC
CitationAaboud, M., Aad, G., Abbott, B., Abbott, D. C., Abdinov, O., Abeloos, B., ... & Abramowicz, H. (2019). Measurement of the t t¯ Z and t t¯ W cross sections in proton-proton collisions at s= 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector. Physical Review D, 99(7), 072009.
JournalPHYSICAL REVIEW D
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AbstractA measurement of the associated production of a top-quark pair (t¯t) with a vector boson (W, Z) in proton-proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV is presented, using 36.1 fb−1 of integrated luminosity collected by the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider. Events are selected in channels with two same- or opposite-sign leptons (electrons or muons), three leptons or four leptons, and each channel is further divided into multiple regions to maximize the sensitivity of the measurement. The t¯tZ and t¯tW production cross sections are simultaneously measured using a combined fit to all regions. The best-fit values of the production cross sections are σt¯tZ=0.95±0.08stat±0.10syst pb and σt¯tW=0.87±0.13stat±0.14syst pb in agreement with the Standard Model predictions. The measurement of the t¯tZ cross section is used to set constraints on effective field theory operators which modify the t¯tZ vertex.
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