Studies of <i>Z</i>γ production in association with a high-mass dijet system in <i>pp</i> collisions at√s=8 TeV with the ATLAS detector



Aaboud, M, Aad, G, Abbott, B, Abdallah, J, Abdinov, O, Abeloos, B, Abidi, SH, AbouZeid, OS, Abraham, NL, Abramowicz, H
et al (show 2847 more authors) (2017) Studies of <i>Z</i>γ production in association with a high-mass dijet system in <i>pp</i> collisions at√s=8 TeV with the ATLAS detector. JOURNAL OF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS, 07 (7). 107-.

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Abstract

The production of a $Z$ boson and a photon in association with a high-mass dijet system is studied using 20.2fb$^{-1}$ of proton-proton collision data at a centre-of-mass energy of $\sqrt{s}$ = 8 TeV recorded with the ATLAS detector in 2012 at the Large Hadron Collider. Final states with a photon and a Z boson decaying into a pair of either electrons, muons, or neutrinos are analysed. Electroweak and total $pp \to Z\gamma j j$ cross-sections are extracted in two fiducial regions with different sensitivities to electroweak production processes. Quartic couplings of vector bosons are studied in regions of phase space with an enhanced contribution from pure electroweak production, sensitive to vector-boson scattering processes $VV \to Z\gamma$. No deviations from Standard Model predictions are observed and constraints are placed on anomalous couplings parameterized by higher-dimensional operators using effective field theory.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: 32 pages plus author list + cover pages (50 pages total), 9 figures, 9 tables, submitted to JHEP, All figures including auxiliary figure s are available at https://atlas.web.cern.ch/Atlas/GROUPS/PHYSICS/PAPERS/STDM-2015-21/
Uncontrolled Keywords: Electroweak interaction, Hadron-Hadron scattering (experiments)
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2017 15:47
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2023 05:42
DOI: 10.1007/JHEP07(2017)107
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3008955