Measurement of the ZZ Production Cross Section and Limits on Anomalous Neutral Triple Gauge Couplings in Proton-Proton Collisions at s√=7 TeV with the ATLAS Detector

Barton, Adam and Borissov, Guennadi and Bouhova-Thacker, Eva and Brodbeck, Timothy and Catmore, James and Chilingarov, Alexandre and Davidson, Ruth and de Mora, Lee and Fox, Harald and Henderson, Robert and Hughes, Gareth and Jones, Roger William Lewis and Kartvelishvili, Vakhtang and Long, Robin and Love, Peter and Ratoff, Peter and Smizanska, Maria and Walder, James (2012) Measurement of the ZZ Production Cross Section and Limits on Anomalous Neutral Triple Gauge Couplings in Proton-Proton Collisions at s√=7  TeV with the ATLAS Detector. Physical review letters, 108 (4). ISSN 1079-7114

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Abstract

A measurement of the ZZ production cross section in proton-proton collisions at s√=7  TeV using data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 1.02  fb−1 recorded by the ATLAS experiment at the LHC is presented. Twelve events containing two Z boson candidates decaying to electrons and/or muons are observed, with an expected background of 0.3±0.3(stat)+0.4−0.3(syst) events. The cross section measured in a phase-space region with good detector acceptance and for dilepton masses within the range 66 to 116 GeV is σfidZZ→ℓ+ℓ−ℓ+ℓ−=19.4+6.3−5.2(stat)+0.9−0.7(syst)±0.7(lumi)  fb. The resulting total cross section for on-shell ZZ production, σtotZZ=8.5+2.7−2.3(stat)+0.4−0.3(syst)±0.3(lumi)  pb, is consistent with the standard model expectation of 6.5+0.3−0.2  pb calculated at the next-to-leading order in QCD. Limits on anomalous neutral triple gauge boson couplings are derived.

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