First Observation of Vector Boson Pairs in a Hadronic Final State at the Tevatron Collider

Journal Article (Academic article)

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 pp̅ collisions at sqrt[s]=1.96  TeV collected by the CDF II detector at the Fermilab Tevatron. We observe 1516 ± 239(stat) ± 144(syst) diboson candidate events and measure a cross section σ(pp̅ →VV+X) of 18.0 ± 2.8(stat) ± 2.4(syst) ± 1.1(lumi)  pb, in agreement with the expectations of the standard model.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Aaltonen, T; others,

Published Date

  • 2009

Published In

  • Phys. Rev. Lett.

Volume / Issue

  • 103 / 9

Start / End Page

  • 091803 -

Published By

PubMed ID

  • 19792786