Measurements of the cross sections for top quark pairs produced in association with a W or Z boson are presented, using 8TeV pp collision data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 19.5 fb1, collected by the CMS experiment at the LHC. Final states are selected in which the associated W boson decays to a charged lepton and a neutrino or the Z boson decays to two charged leptons. Signal events are identied by matching reconstructed objects in the detector to specic nal state particles from ttW or ttZ decays. The ttW cross section is measured to be 382+117 102 fb with a signicance of 4.8 standard deviations from the background-only hypothesis. The ttZ cross section is measured to be 242+65 55 fb with a signicance of 6.4 standard deviations from the background-only hypothesis. These measurements are used to set bounds on ve anomalous dimension-six operators that would aect the ttW and ttZ cross sections.

Observation of top quark pairs produced in association with a vector boson in pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 8 TeV

CANDELISE, VIERI;DELLA RICCA, GIUSEPPE;LA LICATA, CHIARA;MARONE, MATTEO;SCHIZZI, ANDREA;
2016

Abstract

Measurements of the cross sections for top quark pairs produced in association with a W or Z boson are presented, using 8TeV pp collision data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 19.5 fb1, collected by the CMS experiment at the LHC. Final states are selected in which the associated W boson decays to a charged lepton and a neutrino or the Z boson decays to two charged leptons. Signal events are identied by matching reconstructed objects in the detector to specic nal state particles from ttW or ttZ decays. The ttW cross section is measured to be 382+117 102 fb with a signicance of 4.8 standard deviations from the background-only hypothesis. The ttZ cross section is measured to be 242+65 55 fb with a signicance of 6.4 standard deviations from the background-only hypothesis. These measurements are used to set bounds on ve anomalous dimension-six operators that would aect the ttW and ttZ cross sections.
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