Observation of WZγ Production in pp Collisions at sqrt[s]=13  TeV with the ATLAS Detector

ATLAS Collaboration

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Abstract

This Letter reports the observation of WZγ production and a measurement of its cross section using 140.1±1.2  fb^{-1} of proton-proton collision data recorded at a center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV by the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider. The WZγ production cross section, with both the W and Z bosons decaying leptonically, pp→WZγ→ℓ^{'}^{±}νℓ^{+}ℓ^{-}γ (ℓ^{(^{'})}=e, μ), is measured in a fiducial phase-space region defined such that the leptons and the photon have high transverse momentum and the photon is isolated. The cross section is found to be 2.01±0.30(stat)±0.16(syst)  fb. The corresponding standard model predicted cross section calculated at next-to-leading order in perturbative quantum chromodynamics and at leading order in the electroweak coupling constant is 1.50±0.06  fb. The observed significance of the WZγ signal is 6.3σ, compared with an expected significance of 5.0σ.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21802
Number of pages1
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume132
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 12 2024

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy

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