Diffractive W and Z production at the Fermilab Tevatron

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We report on a measurement of the fraction of events with a W or Z boson which are produced diffractively in p̄p collisions at √s=1.96TeV, using data from 0.6fb⊃-1 of integrated luminosity collected with the CDFII detector equipped with a Roman-pot spectrometer that detects the p̄ from p̄+p→p̄+[X+W/Z]. We find that (1.00±0.11)% of Ws and (0.88±0.22)% of Zs are produced diffractively in a region of antiproton or proton fractional momentum loss ξ of 0.03<ξ<0.10 and 4-momentum transferred squared t of -1<0(GeV/c)2, where we account for the events in which the proton scatters diffractively while the antiproton dissociates, p̄+p→[X+W/Z]+p, by doubling the measured proton dissociation fraction. We also report on searches for W and Z production in double Pomeron exchange, p+p̄→p+[X+W/Z]+p̄, and on exclusive Z production, p̄+p→p̄+Z+p. No signal is seen above background for these processes, and comparisons are made with expectations. © 2010 The American Physical Society.

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  • Aaltonen, T; Álvarez González, B; Amerio, S; Amidei, D; Anastassov, A; Annovi, A; Antos, J; Albrow, MG; Apollinari, G; Appel, JA; Apresyan, A; Arisawa, T; Artikov, A; Asaadi, J; Ashmanskas, W; Auerbach, B; Aurisano, A; Azfar, F; Badgett, W; Barbaro-Galtieri, A; Barnes, VE; Barnett, BA; Barria, P; Bartos, P; Bauce, M; Bauer, G; Bedeschi, F; Beecher, D; Behari, S; Bellettini, G; Bellinger, J; Benjamin, D; Beretvas, A; Bhatti, A; Binkley, M; Bisello, D; Bizjak, I; Bland, KR; Blocker, C; Blumenfeld, B; Bocci, A; Bodek, A; Bortoletto, D; Boudreau, J; Boveia, A; Brau, B; Brigliadori, L; Brisuda, A; Bromberg, C; Brucken, E; Bucciantonio, M; Budagov, J; Budd, HS; Budd, S; Burkett, K; Busetto, G; Bussey, P; Buzatu, A; Cabrera, S; Calancha, C; Camarda, S; Campanelli, M; Campbell, M; Canelli, F; Canepa, A; Carls, B; Carlsmith, D; Carosi, R; Carrillo, S; Carron, S; Casal, B; Casarsa, M; Castro, A; Catastini, P; Cauz, D; Cavaliere, V; Cavalli-Sforza, M; Cerri, A; Cerrito, L; Chen, YC; Chertok, M; Chiarelli, G; Chlachidze, G; Chlebana, F; Cho, K; Chokheli, D; Chou, JP; Chung, WH; Chung, YS; Ciobanu, CI; Ciocci, MA; Clark, A; Clark, D; Compostella, G; Convery, ME; Conway, J; Corbo, M; Cordelli, M; Cox, CA; Cox, DJ

Published Date

  • December 10, 2010

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Volume / Issue

  • 82 / 11

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1550-2368

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1550-7998

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/PhysRevD.82.112004

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  • Scopus