First Observation of Vector Boson Pairs in a Hadronic Final State at the Tevatron Collider Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • We present the first observation in hadronic collisions of the electroweak production of vector boson pairs (VV, V = W, Z) where one boson decays to a dijet final state. The data correspond to 3.5 fb(-1) of integrated luminosity of pp[over ] collisions at sqrt[s] = 1.96 TeV collected by the CDF II detector at the Fermilab Tevatron. We observe 1516 + or - 239(stat) + or - 144(syst) diboson candidate events and measure a cross section sigma(pp[over ]-->VV + X) of 18.0 + or - 2.8(stat) + or - 2.4(syst) + or -1.1(lumi) pb, in agreement with the expectations of the standard model.

author list (cited authors)

  • Aaltonen, T., Adelman, J., Akimoto, T., Gonz├ílez, B., Amerio, S., Amidei, D., ... Zucchelli, S.

citation count

  • 18

publication date

  • August 2009