Measurement of the WW+WZ production cross section using a matrix element technique in lepton+jets events Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • We present a measurement of the WW+WZ production cross section observed in a final state consisting of an identified electron or muon, two jets, and missing transverse energy. The measurement is carried out in a data sample corresponding to up to 4.6fb⊃-1 of integrated luminosity at √s=1.96TeV collected by the CDF II detector. Matrix element calculations are used to separate the diboson signal from the large backgrounds. The WW+WZ cross section is measured to be 17.4±3.3pb in agreement with standard model predictions. A fit to the dijet invariant mass spectrum yields a compatible cross section measurement. © 2010 The American Physical Society.

author list (cited authors)

  • Aaltonen, T., González, B., Amerio, S., Amidei, D., Anastassov, A., Annovi, A., ... Zucchelli, S.

citation count

  • 9

publication date

  • December 2010