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Measurement of the p <span style='text-decoration: Measurement of the p[overline p]-->WZ+X cross section at sqrt(s)=1.96 TeV and limits on WWZ trilinear gauge couplings

Abazov, V. M. and Bertram, Iain and Borissov, Guennadi and Fox, Harald and Ratoff, Peter and Sopczak, Andre (2007) Measurement of the p <span style='text-decoration: Measurement of the p[overline p]-->WZ+X cross section at sqrt(s)=1.96 TeV and limits on WWZ trilinear gauge couplings. Physical Review D, 76 (11). p. 111104. ISSN 1550-7998

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    Abstract

    We present measurements of the process p[overline p]-->WZ+X-->[script-l][prime]nu[script-l][prime][script-l][overline [script-l]] at sqrt(s)=1.96 TeV, where [script-l] and [script-l][prime] are electrons or muons. Using 1 fb-1 of data from the D0 experiment, we observe 13 candidates with an expected background of 4.5±0.6 events and measure a cross section sigma(WZ)=2.7-1.3+1.7 pb. From the number of observed events and the Z boson transverse momentum distribution, we limit the trilinear WWZ gauge couplings to -0.17<=lambdaZ<=0.21(DeltakappaZ=0) at the 95% C.L. for a form factor scale Lambda=2 TeV. Further, assuming that Deltag1Z=DeltakappaZ, we find -0.12<=DeltakappaZ<=0.29(lambdaZ=0) at the 95% C.L. These are the most restrictive limits on the WWZ couplings available to date.

    Item Type: Article
    Journal or Publication Title: Physical Review D
    Additional Information: © 2007 The American Physical Society
    Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
    Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
    ID Code: 11239
    Deposited By: Dr Iain Bertram
    Deposited On: 12 Aug 2008 14:55
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 20:19
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/11239

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