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Measurement of the inclusive Z cross section via decays to tau pairs in pp collisions at p s = 7 TeV


CMS Collaboration; Amsler, C; Chiochia, V; Snoek, H; Favaro, C; Verzetti, M; Storey, J; De Visscher, S; Ivova, M; Millan, B; Otyugova, P; Schmitt, A; Aguiló, E (2011). Measurement of the inclusive Z cross section via decays to tau pairs in pp collisions at p s = 7 TeV. Journal of High Energy Physics, (8):117.

Abstract

A measurement of inclusive Z to tau^+ tau^- production in pp collisions is presented, in the final states mu+hadrons, e+hadrons, e+mu, and mu+mu. The data sample corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 36 inverse picobarns collected with the CMS detector at the LHC. The measured cross section is sigma(pp to Z) B(Z to tau^+ tau^-) = 1.00 +/- 0.05 (stat.) +/- 0.08 (syst.) +/-0.04 (lumi.) nb, which is in good agreement with the next-to-next-to-leading order QCD prediction and with previous measurements in the Z to e^+e^- and mu^+ mu^- channels. The reconstruction efficiency for hadronic tau decays is determined with a precision of 7%.

Abstract

A measurement of inclusive Z to tau^+ tau^- production in pp collisions is presented, in the final states mu+hadrons, e+hadrons, e+mu, and mu+mu. The data sample corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 36 inverse picobarns collected with the CMS detector at the LHC. The measured cross section is sigma(pp to Z) B(Z to tau^+ tau^-) = 1.00 +/- 0.05 (stat.) +/- 0.08 (syst.) +/-0.04 (lumi.) nb, which is in good agreement with the next-to-next-to-leading order QCD prediction and with previous measurements in the Z to e^+e^- and mu^+ mu^- channels. The reconstruction efficiency for hadronic tau decays is determined with a precision of 7%.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute
Dewey Decimal Classification:530 Physics
Language:English
Date:2011
Deposited On:14 Feb 2012 20:25
Last Modified:07 Dec 2017 12:38
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:1126-6708 (P) 1029-8479 (E)
Additional Information:The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/JHEP08(2011)117
Related URLs:http://arxiv.org/abs/1104.1617

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