A measurement of W+/-Z production in proton-proton collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 TeVwith the ATLAS detector and combination of the ATLAS and CMS sqrt(s) = 7 TeV ZZ anomalous triple gauge coupling measurement
Blazey, Gerald C.
Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)
Department of Physics
High energy physics; Proton-proton interactions--Measurement; Collisions (Nuclear physics)
This dissertation presents measurements of W+/-Z production in ATLAS data collected in 2011 for pp collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 7 TeV and the combination of ATLAS and CMS data for the extraction of ZZ anomalous triple gauge coupling 95% confidence intervals. Confidence intervals for anomalous triple gauge boson couplings are derived using the transverse momentum distribution of Z bosons. These values agree well with the standard model expectation. The extraction of ZZ anomalous triple gauge coupling 95% confidence intervals used 4.6 fb-1 of 7 TeV data recorded by ATLAS and 5.0 fb-1 of 7 TeV data recorded by CMS. This is the first combined measurement of the ZZ anomalous triple gauge couplings between ATLAS and CMS. (Abstract shortened by UMI.).
Cole, Stephen, "A measurement of W+/-Z production in proton-proton collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 TeVwith the ATLAS detector and combination of the ATLAS and CMS sqrt(s) = 7 TeV ZZ anomalous triple gauge coupling measurement" (2015). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 397.
Northern Illinois University
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