Measurement of the sum of WW and WZ production with W+dijet events in pp collisions at √s = 7 TeV

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Abstract

A measurement of the inclusive WW+WZ diboson production cross section in proton–proton collisions is reported, based on events containing a leptonically decaying W boson and exactly two jets. The data sample, collected at √s = 7 TeV with the CMS detector at the LHC, corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 5.0 fb−1. The measured value of the sum of the inclusive WW and WZ cross sections is σ(pp → WW + WZ) = 68.9 ± 8.7 (stat.) ± 9.7 (syst.) ±1.5 (lum.) pb, consistent with the standard model prediction of 65.6±2.2 pb. This is the first measurement of WW+WZ production in pp collisions using this signature. No evidence for anomalous triple gauge couplings is found and upper limits are set on their magnitudes.
Original languageEnglish
Article number2283
Number of pages18
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Volume73
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

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