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We present a measurement of the inclusive production cross section for Z bosons decaying to tau leptons in pp collisions at s=1.96TeV. We use a channel with one hadronically-decaying and one electronically-decaying tau. This measurement is based on 350pb-1 of CDF Run II data. Using a sample of 504 opposite sign e events with a total expected background of 190 events, we obtain (pp4Z)B(Z)=26423(stat) 14(syst)15(lumi)pb, in agreement with the next-to-next-to- leading order QCD prediction. This is the first CDF cross section measurement using hadronically-decaying taus in Run II. 2007 The American Physical Society.
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Abulencia, A., Adelman, J., Affolder, T., Akimoto, T., Albrow, M. G., Ambrose, D., ... Zucchelli, S.