W+ W- boson pair production in proton-proton collisions at root s=13 TeV


Sirunyan A. M. , Tumasyan A., Adam W., Ambrogi F., Bergauer T., Dragicevic M., ...Daha Fazla

PHYSICAL REVIEW D, cilt.102, sa.9, 2020 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 102 Konu: 9
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1103/physrevd.102.092001
  • Dergi Adı: PHYSICAL REVIEW D

Özet

A measurement of the W+W- boson pair production cross section in proton-proton collisions at root s = 13 TeV is presented. The data used in this study are collected with the CMS detector at the CERN LHC and correspond to an integrated luminosity of 35.9 fb(-1). The W+W- candidate events are selected by requiring two oppositely charged leptons (electrons or muons). Two methods for reducing background contributions are employed. In the first one, a sequence of requirements on kinematic quantities is applied allowing a measurement of the total production cross section, 117.6 +/- 6.8 pb, which agrees well with the theoretical prediction. Fiducial cross sections are also reported for events with zero or one jet, and the change in the zero-jet fiducial cross section with the jet transverse momentum threshold is measured. Normalized differential cross sections are reported within the fiducial region. A second method for suppressing background contributions employs two random forest classifiers. The analysis based on this method includes a measurement of the total production cross section and also a measurement of the normalized jet multiplicity distribution in W+W- events. Finally, a dilepton invariant mass distribution is used to probe for physics beyond the standard model in the context of an effective field theory, and constraints on the presence of dimension-6 operators are derived.