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Oxana Smirnova

Oxana Smirnova

Senior Lecturer, Deputy Head of division

Oxana Smirnova

Measurements of integrated and differential cross sections for isolated photon pair production in pp collisions at s =8 TeV with the ATLAS detector

Author

  • M Aaboud
  • G Aad
  • B. Abbott
  • J Abdallah
  • O Abdinov
  • B Abeloos
  • Torsten Åkesson
  • Simona Bocchetta
  • Caterina Doglioni
  • Vincent Hedberg
  • Göran Jarlskog
  • Charles Kalderon
  • Else Lytken
  • Ulf Mjörnmark
  • Trine Poulsen
  • Oxana Smirnova
  • Oleksandr Viazlo

Summary, in English

A measurement of the production cross section for two isolated photons in proton-proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy of s=8 TeV is presented. The results are based on an integrated luminosity of 20.2 fb-1 recorded by the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider. The measurement considers photons with pseudorapidities satisfying |ηγ|40 GeV and ET,2γ>30 GeV for the two leading photons ordered in transverse energy produced in the interaction. The background due to hadronic jets and electrons is subtracted using data-driven techniques. The fiducial cross sections are corrected for detector effects and measured differentially as a function of six kinematic observables. The measured cross section integrated within the fiducial volume is 16.8±0.8 pb. The data are compared to fixed-order QCD calculations at next-to-leading-order and next-to-next-to-leading-order accuracy as well as next-to-leading-order computations including resummation of initial-state gluon radiation at next-to-next-to-leading logarithm or matched to a parton shower, with relative uncertainties varying from 5% to 20%. © 2017 CERN.

Department/s

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

Publishing year

2017

Language

English

Publication/Series

Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology

Volume

95

Issue

11

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

American Physical Society

Topic

  • Subatomic Physics

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1550-2368