Evidence for electroweak production of two jets in association with a Zγ pair in pp collisions at √s = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector



Collaboration, ATLAS
(2020) Evidence for electroweak production of two jets in association with a Zγ pair in pp collisions at √s = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector. Physics Letters B: Nuclear Physics and Particle Physics, 803.

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Abstract

Evidence for electroweak production of two jets in association with a $Z\gamma$ pair in $\sqrt{s} = 13$ TeV proton-proton collisions at the Large Hadron Collider is presented. The analysis uses data collected by the ATLAS detector in $2015$ and $2016$ that corresponds to an integrated luminosity of $36.1~\mathrm{fb}^{-1}$. Events that contain a $Z$ boson candidate decaying leptonically into either $e^{+}e^{-}$ or $\mu^{+}\mu^{-}$, a photon, and two jets are selected. The electroweak component is measured with observed and expected significances of $4.1$ standard deviations. The fiducial cross-section for electroweak production is measured to be $\sigma_{Z\gamma jj\mathrm{-EW}} = 7.8 \pm 2.0$ fb, in good agreement with the Standard Model prediction.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: 39 pages in total, author list starting page 23, 3 figures, 2 tables, submitted to PLB. All figures including auxiliary figures are available at http://atlas.web.cern.ch/Atlas/GROUPS/PHYSICS/PAPERS/STDM-2017-26/
Uncontrolled Keywords: hep-ex, hep-ex
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2020 09:49
Last Modified: 15 May 2021 10:50
DOI: 10.1016/j.physletb.2020.135341
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3078361