Measurement of the Cross Section for Prompt Isolated Diphoton Production in pp[over-bar] Collisions at [sqrt]s=1.96 TeV
Author(s)Bauer, Gerry P.; Conway, J.; Gomez-Ceballos, Guillelmo; Goncharov, Maxim; Makhoul, K.; Paus, Christoph M. E.; ... Show more Show less
Measurement of the Cross Section for Prompt Isolated Diphoton Production in pp̅ Collisions at √s=1.96 TeV
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This Letter reports a measurement of the cross section of prompt isolated photon pair production in pp[over-bar] collisions at a total energy [sqrt]s=1.96 TeV using data of 5.36 fb-1 integrated luminosity collected with the CDF II detector at the Fermilab Tevatron. The measured cross section, differential in basic kinematic variables, is compared with three perturbative QCD predictions, a leading order parton shower calculation and two next-to-leading order calculations. The next-to-leading order calculations reproduce most aspects of the data. By including photon radiation from quarks before and after hard scattering, the parton shower prediction becomes competitive with the next-to-leading order predictions.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics
Physical Review Letters
American Physical Society
Aaltonen, T. et al. (CDF Collaboration). "Measurement of the Cross Section for Prompt Isolated Diphoton Production in pp[over-bar] Collisions at [sqrt]s=1.96 TeV." Physical Review Letters 107, 102003 (2011) [8 pages] © 2011 American Physical Society.
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