Measurements are reported of the WZ and ZZ production cross sections in proton-proton collisions at s√=8 TeV in final states where one Z boson decays to b-tagged jets. The other gauge boson, either W or Z, is detected through its leptonic decay (either W→eν, μν or Z→e+e−, μ+μ−, or νν¯¯¯). The results are based on data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 18.9 fb−1 collected with the CMS detector at the Large Hadron Collider. The measured cross sections, σ(pp→WZ)=30.7±9.3(stat.)±7.1(syst.)±4.1(th.)±1.0(lum.)pb and σ(pp→ZZ)=6.5±1.7(stat.)±1.0(syst.)±0.9(th.)±0.2(lum.)pb, are consistent with next-to-leading order quantum chromodynamics calculations.

Measurement of WZ and ZZ production in pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 8 TeV in final states with b-tagged jets

CANDELISE, VIERI;DELLA RICCA, GIUSEPPE;LA LICATA, CHIARA;MARONE, MATTEO;MONTANINO, DAMIANA;SCHIZZI, ANDREA;UMER, TOMO;
2014

Abstract

Measurements are reported of the WZ and ZZ production cross sections in proton-proton collisions at s√=8 TeV in final states where one Z boson decays to b-tagged jets. The other gauge boson, either W or Z, is detected through its leptonic decay (either W→eν, μν or Z→e+e−, μ+μ−, or νν¯¯¯). The results are based on data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 18.9 fb−1 collected with the CMS detector at the Large Hadron Collider. The measured cross sections, σ(pp→WZ)=30.7±9.3(stat.)±7.1(syst.)±4.1(th.)±1.0(lum.)pb and σ(pp→ZZ)=6.5±1.7(stat.)±1.0(syst.)±0.9(th.)±0.2(lum.)pb, are consistent with next-to-leading order quantum chromodynamics calculations.
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