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Oxana Smirnova

Oxana Smirnova

Senior Lecturer, Deputy Head of division

Oxana Smirnova

Measurement of electroweak Z(νν¯) γjj production and limits on anomalous quartic gauge couplings in pp collisions at √s = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector


  • G. Aad
  • T.P.A. Åkesson
  • E.E. Corrigan
  • C. Doglioni
  • P.A. Ekman
  • J. Geisen
  • V. Hedberg
  • G. Jarlskog
  • B. Konya
  • E. Lytken
  • J.U. Mjörnmark
  • G.A. Mullier
  • R. Poettgen
  • N.D. Simpson
  • E. Skorda
  • O. Smirnova
  • L. Zwalinski

Summary, in English

The electroweak production of Z(νν¯) γ in association with two jets is studied in a regime with a photon of high transverse momentum above 150 GeV using proton–proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 13 TeV at the Large Hadron Collider. The analysis uses a data sample with an integrated luminosity of 139 fb−1 collected by the ATLAS detector during the 2015–2018 LHC data-taking period. This process is an important probe of the electroweak symmetry breaking mechanism in the Standard Model and is sensitive to quartic gauge boson couplings via vector-boson scattering. The fiducial Z(νν¯) γjj cross section for electroweak production is measured to be 0.77−0.30+0.34 fb and is consistent with the Standard Model prediction. Evidence of electroweak Z(νν¯) γjj production is found with an observed significance of 3.2σ for the background-only hypothesis, compared with an expected significance of 3.7σ. The combination of this result with the previously published ATLAS observation of electroweak Z(νν¯) γjj production yields an observed (expected) signal significance of 6.3σ (6.6σ). Limits on anomalous quartic gauge boson couplings are obtained in the framework of effective field theory with dimension-8 operators. [Figure not available: see fulltext.]. © 2023, The Author(s).


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

Publishing year





Journal of High Energy Physics





Document type

Journal article




  • Subatomic Physics


  • Electroweak Interaction
  • Hadron-Hadron Scattering




  • ISSN: 1029-8479