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

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Sirunyan, A. M.
Tumasyan, A.
Adam, W.
Ambrogi, F.
Asilar, E.
Bergauer, T.
Brandstetter, J.
Brondolin, E.
Dragicevic, M.
Eroe, J.

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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.



Hadron-Hadron scattering (experiments), Top physics

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Journal Of High Energy Physics. New York: Springer, n. 8, 50 p., 2018.