## {Observation of Exclusive Dijet Production at the Fermilab Tevatron ${p \bar{p}}$ Collider}

We present the first observation and cross section measurement of exclusive dijet production in [overline p]p interactions, [overline p]p-->[overline p]+dijet+p. Using a data sample of 310 pb-1 collected by the Run II Collider Detector at Fermilab at $\sqrt{s}=1.96$ TeV, exclusive cross sections for events with two jets of transverse energy ETjet>=10 GeV have been measured as a function of minimum ETjet. The exclusive signal is extracted from fits to data distributions based on Monte Carlo simulations of expected dijet signal and background shapes. The simulated background distribution shapes are checked in a study of a largely independent data sample of 200 pb-1 of b-tagged jet events, where exclusive dijet production is expected to be suppressed by the Jz=0 total angular momentum selection rule. Results obtained are compared with theoretical expectations, and implications for exclusive Higgs boson production at the pp Large Hadron Collider at sqrt(s)=14 TeV are discussed.

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*Phys. Rev.*,

*D77*, 052004.

*Phys. Rev.*D77 (2008): 052004.

*Phys. Rev.*, vol. D77, 2008, p. 052004.

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## Related Subject Headings

- Nuclear & Particles Physics
- 5107 Particle and high energy physics
- 5101 Astronomical sciences
- 4902 Mathematical physics
- 0206 Quantum Physics
- 0202 Atomic, Molecular, Nuclear, Particle and Plasma Physics
- 0201 Astronomical and Space Sciences