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Balazs Konya

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Measurement of the production cross section of pairs of isolated photons in pp collisions at 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector

Author

  • G Aad
  • Torsten Åkesson
  • Eric Edward Corrigan
  • Caterina Doglioni
  • Jannik Geisen
  • Eva Brottmann Hansen
  • Vincent Hedberg
  • Göran Jarlskog
  • Balazs Konya
  • Else Lytken
  • Katja Mankinen
  • Caterina Marcon
  • Ulf Mjörnmark
  • Geoffrey André Adrien Mullier
  • Ruth Pöttgen
  • Eleni Skorda
  • Oxana Smirnova
  • L Zwalinski

Summary, in English

A measurement of prompt photon-pair production in proton-proton collisions at s = 13 TeV is presented. The data were recorded by the ATLAS detector at the LHC with an integrated luminosity of 139 fb−1. Events with two photons in the well-instrumented region of the detector are selected. The photons are required to be isolated and have a transverse momentum of pT,γ1(2)> 40 (30) GeV for the leading (sub-leading) photon. The differential cross sections as functions of several observables for the diphoton system are measured and compared with theoretical predictions from state-of-the-art Monte Carlo and fixed-order calculations. The QCD predictions from next-to-next-to-leading-order calculations and multi-leg merged calculations are able to describe the measured integrated and differential cross sections within uncertainties, whereas lower-order calculations show significant deviations, demonstrating that higher-order perturbative QCD corrections are crucial for this process. The resummed predictions with parton showers additionally provide an excellent description of the low transverse-momentum regime of the diphoton system. [Figure not available: see fulltext.]. © 2021, The Author(s).

Department/s

  • Particle and nuclear physics
  • eSSENCE: The e-Science Collaboration

Publishing year

2021

Language

English

Publication/Series

Journal of High Energy Physics

Volume

2021

Issue

11

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Springer

Topic

  • Subatomic Physics

Keywords

  • Hadron-Hadron scattering (experiments)
  • photon production
  • proton-proton scattering
  • QCD

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1029-8479