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Measurement of the cross section for top quark pair production in association with a W or Z boson in proton-proton collisions at root s=13 TeV

Author
Sirunyan A.M. Yerevan Physics Institute, Armenia
Finger Miroslav, prof. Ing. DrSc. Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University in Prague
Finger Michael, M.Sc. CSc. Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University in Prague, JINR Dubna
et al.  CMS collaboration

Year
2018

Scientific journal
Journal of High Energy Physics, 8, 011

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Abstract
A measurement is performed of the cross section of top quark pair production in association with a W or Z boson using proton-proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 13TeV at the LHC. The data sample corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 35.9 fb(-1), collected by the CMS experiment in 2016. The measurement is performed in the same-sign dilepton, three-and four-lepton final states. The production cross sections are measured to be sigma(t (t) over barW) = 0.77(-0.11)(+0.12)(stat)(-0.12)(+0.13) pb and sigma(t (t) over barZ) = 0.99(-0.08)(+0.09) (stat)(-0.10)(+0.12) (syst) pb. The expected (observed) signal signi fi cance for the sigma(t (t) over barW production in same-sign dilepton channel is found to be 4.5 (5.3) standard deviations, while for the t (t) over barZ production in three- and four-lepton channels both the expected and the observed signi fi cances are found to be in excess of 5 standard deviations. The results are in agreement with the standard model predictions and are used to constrain the Wilson coe ffi cients for eight dimension-six operators describing new interactions that would modify t (t) over barW and t (t) over barZ production.

Cite article as:
A. Sirunyan, M. Finger, M. Finger, . et al., "Measurement of the cross section for top quark pair production in association with a W or Z boson in proton-proton collisions at root s=13 TeV", Journal of High Energy Physics, 8, 011 (2018)