Measurement of the pp → ZZ production cross section and constraints on anomalous triple gauge couplings in four-lepton final states at √s = 8 TeV
Author(s)Apyan, Aram; Barbieri, R.; Bauer, Gerry P.; Busza, Wit; Cali, Ivan Amos; Chan, M.; Di Matteo, Leonardo; Dutta, V.; Gomez-Ceballos, Guillelmo; Goncharov, Maxim; Gulhan, Doga Can; Klute, Markus; Lai, Yue Shi; Lee, Y.-J.; Levin, A.; Luckey, P. David, Jr.; Ma, Teng; Paus, Christoph M. E.; Ralph, Duncan Kelley; Roland, Christof E.; Roland, Gunther M.; Stephans, George S. F.; Stockli, Fabian; Sumorok, Konstanty C.; Velicanu, Dragos Alexandru; Veverka, Jan; Wyslouch, Boleslaw; Yang, M.; Zanetti, Marco; Zhukova, Victoria; ... Show more Show less
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A measurement of the inclusive ZZ production cross section and constraints on anomalous triple gauge couplings in proton–proton collisions at √s = 8 TeV are presented. The analysis is based on a data sample, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 19.6 fb[superscript −1], collected with the CMS experiment at the LHC. The measurements are performed in the leptonic decay modes ZZ→ℓℓℓ′ℓ′, where ℓ=e,μ and ℓ′=e,μ,τ. The measured total cross section σ(pp→ZZ)=7.7±0.5 (stat)[+0.5 over −0.4](syst)±0.4(theo)±0.2 (lumi) pb, for both Z bosons produced in the mass range 60<[subscript mZ] <120 GeV60<mZ<120 GeV, is consistent with standard model predictions. Differential cross sections are measured and well described by the theoretical predictions. The invariant mass distribution of the four-lepton system is used to set limits on anomalous ZZZ and ZZγ couplings at the 95% confidence level: −0.004 < f[Z over 4] <0.004, −0.004 < f[Z over 5] < 0.004, −0.005 < f[γ over 4] < 0.005, and −0.005 < f[γ over 5] < 0.005.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Laboratory for Nuclear Science; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. School of Science
Physics Letters B
“Measurement of the Pp → ZZ Production Cross Section and Constraints on Anomalous Triple Gauge Couplings in Four-Lepton Final States at √s = 8 TeV.” Physics Letters B 740 (January 2015): 250–272.
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