Measurement of the W+W production cross section in pp collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of √s = 13 TeV with the ATLAS experiments

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Abstract

The production of opposite-charge W-boson pairs in proton–proton collisions at s=13 TeV is measured using data corresponding to 3.16 fb−1 of integrated luminosity collected by the ATLAS detector at the CERN Large Hadron Collider in 2015. Candidate W-boson pairs are selected by identifying their leptonic decays into an electron, a muon and neutrinos. Events with reconstructed jets are not included in the candidate event sample. The cross-section measurement is performed in a fiducial phase space close to the experimental acceptance and is compared to theoretical predictions. Agreement is found between the measurement and the most accurate calculations available.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)354-374
Number of pages21
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume773
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 10 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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