A measurement of the W+W- boson pair production cross section in proton-proton collisions at s=13 TeV is presented. The data used in this study are collected with the CMS detector at the CERN LHC and correspond to an integrated luminosity of 35.9 fb-1. The W+W- candidate events are selected by requiring two oppositely charged leptons (electrons or muons). Two methods for reducing background contributions are employed. In the first one, a sequence of requirements on kinematic quantities is applied allowing a measurement of the total production cross section, 117.6±6.8 pb, which agrees well with the theoretical prediction. Fiducial cross sections are also reported for events with zero or one jet, and the change in the zero-jet fiducial cross section with the jet transverse momentum threshold is measured. Normalized differential cross sections are reported within the fiducial region. A second method for suppressing background contributions employs two random forest classifiers. The analysis based on this method includes a measurement of the total production cross section and also a measurement of the normalized jet multiplicity distribution in W+W- events. Finally, a dilepton invariant mass distribution is used to probe for physics beyond the standard model in the context of an effective field theory, and constraints on the presence of dimension-6 operators are derived.

Sirunyan, A., Tumasyan, A., Adam, W., Ambrogi, F., Bergauer, T., Dragicevic, M., et al. (2020). W+W- boson pair production in proton-proton collisions at s=13  TeV. PHYSICAL REVIEW D, 102(9) [10.1103/PhysRevD.102.092001].

W+W- boson pair production in proton-proton collisions at s=13  TeV

Benaglia, A.;Beschi, A.;Brivio, F.;Cetorelli, F.;Ciriolo, V.;De Guio, F.;Dinardo, M.  E.;Ghezzi, A.;Govoni, P.;Guzzi, L.;Malberti, M.;Monti, F.;Moroni, L.;Paganoni, M.;Ragazzi, S.;Tabarelli de Fatis, T.;Valsecchi, D.;Zuolo, D.;Lucchini, M.  T.;
2020

Abstract

A measurement of the W+W- boson pair production cross section in proton-proton collisions at s=13 TeV is presented. The data used in this study are collected with the CMS detector at the CERN LHC and correspond to an integrated luminosity of 35.9 fb-1. The W+W- candidate events are selected by requiring two oppositely charged leptons (electrons or muons). Two methods for reducing background contributions are employed. In the first one, a sequence of requirements on kinematic quantities is applied allowing a measurement of the total production cross section, 117.6±6.8 pb, which agrees well with the theoretical prediction. Fiducial cross sections are also reported for events with zero or one jet, and the change in the zero-jet fiducial cross section with the jet transverse momentum threshold is measured. Normalized differential cross sections are reported within the fiducial region. A second method for suppressing background contributions employs two random forest classifiers. The analysis based on this method includes a measurement of the total production cross section and also a measurement of the normalized jet multiplicity distribution in W+W- events. Finally, a dilepton invariant mass distribution is used to probe for physics beyond the standard model in the context of an effective field theory, and constraints on the presence of dimension-6 operators are derived.
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2020
102
9
092001
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Sirunyan, A., Tumasyan, A., Adam, W., Ambrogi, F., Bergauer, T., Dragicevic, M., et al. (2020). W+W- boson pair production in proton-proton collisions at s=13  TeV. PHYSICAL REVIEW D, 102(9) [10.1103/PhysRevD.102.092001].
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