DO Collaboration, The and Bertram, Iain A. and Borissov, Guennadi V. and Ratoff, Peter N. and Sopczak, Andre (2005) Measurement of the WW Production Cross Section in pp Collisions at ps1:96 TeV. Physical Review Letters, 94 (15). p. 151801. ISSN 1079-7114Full text not available from this repository.
We present a measurement of the W boson pair-production cross section in p collisions at a center-of-mass energy of =1.96 TeV. The data, collected with the Run II D0 detector at Fermilab, correspond to an integrated luminosity of 224–252 pb-1 depending on the final state (ee, eµ, or µµ). We observe 25 candidates with a background expectation of 8.1±0.6(stat)±0.6(syst)±0.5(lum) events. The probability for an upward fluctuation of the background to produce the observed signal is 2.3×10-7, equivalent to 5.2 standard deviations. The measurement yields a cross section of 13.8(stat)(syst)±0.9(lum) pb, in agreement with predictions from the standard model.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Physical Review Letters|
|Additional Information:||Author list is partial - see original article for full author list.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||proton-proton inclusive interactions ; high-energy elementary particle interactions ; W bosons ; intermediate boson production ; intermediate boson decay ; standard model|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QC Physics|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics|
|Deposited By:||Ms Margaret Calder|
|Deposited On:||02 Jul 2008 16:39|
|Last Modified:||03 Nov 2015 13:37|
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