Measurement of the WW and WZ production cross section using final states with a charged lepton and heavy-flavor jets in the full CDF Run II data set
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CitationAaltonen, T., S. Amerio, D. Amidei, A. Anastassov, A. Annovi, J. Antos, G. Apollinari, et al. 2016. Measurement of the WW and WZ production Cross Section Using Final States with a Charged Lepton and Heavy-Flavor Jets in the Full CDF Run II Data Set. Physical Review D 94, no. 3. doi:10.1103/physrevd.94.032008.
AbstractWe present a measurement of the total WW and WZ production cross sections in pp¯ collision at √ s = 1.96 TeV, in a final state consistent with leptonic W boson decay and jets originating from heavy-flavor quarks from either a W or a Z boson decay. This analysis uses the full data set collected with the CDF II detector during Run II of the Tevatron collider, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 9.4 fb−1. An analysis of the dijet mass spectrum provides 3.7σ evidence of the summed production processes of either WW or WZ bosons with a measured total cross section of σWW+W Z = 13.7 ± 3.9 pb. Independent measurements of the WW and WZ production cross sections are allowed by the different heavy-flavor decay-patterns of the W and Z bosons and by the analysis of secondary-decay vertices reconstructed within heavy-flavor jets. The productions of WW and of WZ dibosons are independently seen with significances of 2.9σ and 2.1σ, respectively, with total cross sections of σWW = 9.4±4.2 pb and σW Z = 3.7+2.5−2.2 pb. The measurements are consistent with standard-model predictions.
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