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Title: Measurement of the ZZ production cross section and Z → ℓ<sup>+</sup>ℓ<sup>−</sup>ℓ<sup>′+</sup>ℓ<sup>′−</sup> branching fraction in pp collisions at s=13 TeV
Authors: Khachatryan, V
Sirunyan, AM
Tumasyan, A
Adam, W
Asilar, E
Bergauer, T
Brandstetter, J
Brondolin, E
Dragicevic, M
Erö, J
Flechl, M
Friedl, M
Frühwirth, R
Ghete, VM
Hartl, C
Hörmann, N
Hrubec, J
Jeitler, M
König, A
Krätschmer, I
Liko, D
Matsushita, T
Mikulec, I
Rabady, D
Rad, N
Rahbaran, B
Rohringer, H
Schieck, J
Strauss, J
Treberer-Treberspurg, W
Waltenberger, W
Wulz, CE
Mossolov, V
Shumeiko, N
Suarez Gonzalez, J
Alderweireldt, S
De Wolf, EA
Janssen, X
Lauwers, J
Van De Klundert, M
Van Haevermaet, H
Van Mechelen, P
Van Remortel, N
Van Spilbeeck, A
Abu Zeid, S
Blekman, F
D'Hondt, J
Daci, N
De Bruyn, I
Deroover, K
Heracleous, N
Lowette, S
Moortgat, S
Moreels, L
Olbrechts, A
Python, Q
Tavernier, S
Van Doninck, W
Van Mulders, P
Van Parijs, I
Brun, H
Caillol, C
Clerbaux, B
De Lentdecker, G
Delannoy, H
Fasanella, G
Favart, L
Goldouzian, R
Grebenyuk, A
Karapostoli, G
Lenzi, T
Léonard, A
Luetic, J
Maerschalk, T
Marinov, A
Randle-conde, A
Seva, T
Vander Velde, C
Vanlaer, P
Yonamine, R
Zenoni, F
Zhang, F
Cimmino, A
Cornelis, T
Dobur, D
Fagot, A
Garcia, G
Gul, M
Poyraz, D
Salva, S
Schöfbeck, R
Tytgat, M
Van Driessche, W
Yazgan, E
Zaganidis, N
Bakhshiansohi, H
Beluffi, C
Bondu, O
Brochet, S
Bruno, G
Keywords: CMS;Physics;Electroweak
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics, 763: pp. 280 - 303,(2016)
Abstract: Four-lepton production in proton–proton collisions, pp→(Z/γ⁎)(Z/γ⁎)→ℓ+ℓ−ℓ′+ℓ′−, where ℓ,ℓ′=e or μ, is studied at a center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV with the CMS detector at the LHC. The data sample corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 2.6 fb−1. The ZZ production cross section, σ(pp→ZZ)=14.6−1.8+1.9(stat)−0.3+0.5(syst)±0.2(theo)±0.4(lumi)pb, is measured for events with two opposite-sign, same-flavor lepton pairs produced in the mass region 60<mℓ+ℓ−,mℓ′+ℓ′−<120 GeV. The Z boson branching fraction to four leptons is measured to be B(Z→ℓ+ℓ−ℓ′+ℓ′−)=4.9−0.7+0.8 (stat)−0.2+0.3 (syst)−0.1+0.2(theo)±0.1(lumi)×10−6 for the four-lepton invariant mass in the range 80<mℓ+ℓ−ℓ′+ℓ′−<100 GeV and dilepton mass mℓ+ℓ−<4 GeV for all opposite-sign, same-flavor lepton pairs. The results are in agreement with standard model predictions.
ISSN: 0370-2693
Appears in Collections:Dept of Electronic and Computer Engineering Research Papers

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