Measurement of the W+W− cross section in pp collisions at and limits on anomalous WWγ and WWZ couplings Academic Article uri icon


  • A measurement of W+W- production in pp collisions at √s = 7 TeV is presented. The data were collected with the CMS detector at the LHC, and correspond to an integrated luminosity of 4.92±0.11 fb-1. The W+W- candidates consist of two oppositely charged leptons, electrons or muons, accompanied by large missing transverse energy. The W+W- production cross section is measured to be 52.4±2.0 (stat.)±4.5 (syst.)±1.2 (lum.) pb. This measurement is consistent with the standard model prediction of 47.0±2.0 pb at next-to-leading order. Stringent limits on the WWγ and WWZ anomalous triple gauge-boson couplings are set. © 2013 CERN for the benefit of the CMS collaboration.

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  • 0.5

author list (cited authors)

  • The CMS Collaboration, .., Chatrchyan, S., Khachatryan, V., Sirunyan, A. M., Tumasyan, A., Adam, W., ... Swanson, J.

citation count

  • 58

publication date

  • October 2013