Measurement of the Cross Section for Prompt Diphoton Production in pp¯ Collisions at s=1.96 TeV Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • We report a measurement of the rate of prompt diphoton production in pp collisions at square root of s=1.96 TeV using a data sample of 207 pb(-1) collected with the upgraded Collider Detector at Fermilab. The background from nonprompt sources is determined using a statistical method based on differences in the electromagnetic showers. The cross section is measured as a function of the diphoton mass, the transverse momentum of the diphoton system, and the azimuthal angle between the two photons and is found to be consistent with perturbative QCD predictions.

author list (cited authors)

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

citation count

  • 34

publication date

  • July 2005