Measurements of Four-Lepton Production at the Z Resonance in pp Collisions at root s=7 and 8 TeV with ATLAS

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Aad G., Abbott B., Abdallah J., Khalek S. A. , Abdinov O., Aben R., ...More

PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, vol.112, no.23, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 112 Issue: 23
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1103/physrevlett.112.231806
  • Title of Journal : PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS


Measurements of four-lepton (4l, l = e,mu) production cross sections at the Z resonance in pp collisions at the LHC with the ATLAS detector are presented. For dilepton and four-lepton invariant mass regions m (l+l)- > 5 GeV and 80 < m(4l) < 100 GeV, the measured cross sections are 76 +/- 18(stat) +/- 4(syst) +/- 1.4(lumi) fb and 107 +/- 9(stat) +/- 4(syst) +/- 3.0(lumi) fb at root s=7 and 8 TeV, respectively. By subtracting the nonresonant 4l production contributions and normalizing with Z -> mu(+)mu(-) events, the branching fraction for the Z boson decay to 4l is determined to be (3.20 +/- 0.25(stat) +/- 0.13(syst)) x10(-6), consistent with the standard model prediction.