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Observation of Z decays to four leptons with the CMS detector at the LHC
Chatrchyan S., Besançon M., Choudhury S., Dejardin M., Denegri D. et al
Journal of High Energy Physics 12 (2012) 034 - http://hal.in2p3.fr/in2p3-00742132
Physique/Physique des Hautes Energies - Expérience
Observation of Z decays to four leptons with the CMS detector at the LHC
S. Chatrchyan, M. Besançon1, S. Choudhury1, M. Dejardin1, D. Denegri1, B. Fabbro1, J.L. Faure1, F. Ferri1, S. Ganjour1, A. Givernaud1, P. Gras1, G. Hamel de Monchenault1, P. Jarry1, E. Locci1, J. Malcles1, L. Millischer1, A. Nayak1, J. Rander1, A. Rosowsky1, I. Shreyber1, M. Titov1, S. Baffioni2, F. Beaudette2, L. Benhabib2, L. Bianchini2, M. Bluj2, C. Broutin2, Pierre Busson ()2, C. Charlot2, N. Daci2, T. Dahms2, L. Dobrzynski2, R. Granier de Cassagnac2, M. Haguenauer2, P. Mine2, C. Mironov2, M. Nguyen2, C. Ochando2, P. Paganini2, D. Sabes2, R. Salerno2, Y. Sirois2, C. Veelken2, A. Zabi2, J.-L. Agram3, J. Andrea3, D. Bloch3, D. Bodin3, J.-M. Brom3, M. Cardaci3, E.C. Chabert3, C. Collard3, E. Conte3, F. Drouhin3, C. Ferro3, J.-C. Fontaine3, D. Gele3, U. Goerlach3, P. Juillot3, A.-C. Le Bihan3, P. Van Hove3, F. Fassi4, D. Mercier4, S. Beauceron5, N. Beaupere5, O. Bondu5, G. Boudoul5, J. Chasserat5, R. Chierici5, D. Contardo5, P. Depasse5, H. El Mamouni5, J. Fay5, S. Gascon5, M. Gouzevitch5, B. Ille5, T. Kurca5, M. Lethuillier5, L. Mirabito5, S. Perries5, V. Sordini5, S. Tosi5, Y. Tschudi5, P. Verdier5, S. Viret5
1 :  IRFU - Institut de Recherches sur les lois Fondamentales de l'Univers (ex DAPNIA)
CEA : DSM/IRFU
France
2 :  LLR - Laboratoire Leprince-Ringuet
http://polywww.in2p3.fr/
CNRS : UMR7638 – IN2P3 – Polytechnique - X
Route de Saclay - 91128 Palaiseau Cedex
France
3 :  DRS-IPHC - Département Recherches Subatomiques
CNRS : UMR7178 – IN2P3 – Université de Strasbourg
23 rue du Loess - BP28 67037 Strasbourg cedex 2
France
4 :  CC IN2P3 - Centre de Calcul de l'inst. national de phy. nucléaire et de phy. des particules
http://cc.in2p3.fr/
CNRS : USR6402 – IN2P3
12-14, boulevard Niels Bohr 69622 VILLEURBANNE CEDEX
France
5 :  IPNL - Institut de Physique Nucléaire de Lyon
http://www.ipnl.in2p3.fr/
CNRS : UMR5822 – IN2P3 – Université Claude Bernard - Lyon I (UCBL)
France
The first observation of the Z boson decaying to four leptons in proton-proton collisions is presented. The analyzed data set corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 5.02 inverse femtobarns at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV collected by the CMS detector at the Large Hadron Collider. A pronounced resonance peak, with a statistical significance of 9.7 sigma, is observed in the distribution of the invariant mass of four leptons (electrons and/or muons) with mass and width consistent with expectations for Z boson decays. The branching fraction and cross section reported here are defined by phase space restrictions on the leptons, namely, 80 < m[4l] < 100 GeV, where m[4l] is the invariant mass of the four leptons, and m[ll] > 4 GeV for all pairs of leptons, where m[ll] is the two-lepton invariant mass. The measured branching fraction is B(Z to 4l) = (4.2/+0.9/-0.8 (stat.) +/- 0.2 (syst.)) 10E-6 and agrees with the standard model prediction of 4.45 10E-6. The measured cross section times branching fraction is sigma(pp to Z) B(Z to 4 l) = 112+23/-20 (stat.) +7/-5 (syst.) +3/-2 (lumi.) fb, also consistent with the standard model prediction of 120 fb. The four-lepton mass peak arising from Z to 4 l decays provides a calibration channel for the Higgs boson search in the H to ZZ to 4 l decay mode.
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2012
Journal of High Energy Physics
Publisher Institute of Physics (IOP)
ISSN 1126-6708 (eISSN : 1029-8479)
12
034

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http://fr.arXiv.org/abs/1210.3844