Measurement of(ppZ)B(Z)inppcollisions ats=1.96TeV Academic Article uri icon


  • 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.

published proceedings

  • Physical Review D

author list (cited authors)

  • Abulencia, A., Adelman, J., Affolder, T., Akimoto, T., Albrow, M. G., Ambrose, D., ... Zucchelli, S.

publication date

  • January 1, 2007 11:11 AM