Measurement of the cross section for prompt isolated diphoton production in pp̅ collisions at √s=1.96 TeV
Author(s)Bauer, Gerry P.; Gomez-Ceballos, Guillelmo; Goncharov, Maxim; Makhoul, K.; Paus, Christoph M. E.
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This article reports a measurement of the production cross section of prompt isolated photon pairs in proton-antiproton collisions at √s=1.96 TeV using the CDF II detector at the Fermilab Tevatron collider. The data correspond to an integrated luminosity of 5.36 fb[superscript -1]. The cross section is presented as a function of kinematic variables sensitive to the reaction mechanisms. The results are compared with three perturbative QCD calculations: (1) a leading-order parton shower Monte Carlo, (2) a fixed next-to-leading-order calculation and (3) a next-to-leading-order/next-to-next-to-leading-log resummed calculation. The comparisons show that, within their known limitations, all calculations predict the main features of the data, but no calculation adequately describes all aspects of the data.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Laboratory for Nuclear Science
Physical Review D
American Physical Society (APS)
Aaltonen, T. et al. “Measurement of the cross section for prompt isolated diphoton production in pp[over ¯] collisions at sqrt[s]=1.96 TeV.” Physical Review D 84.5 (2011): n. pag. Web. 26 Jan. 2012. © 2011 American Physical Society
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