Search for ZZ and ZW productions in ppbar collisions for winter 2004

 
S. Cabrera, J.Deng, A.Goshaw, C.Hays, Y,Huang, M.Kruse

[CDF ONLY : analysis details can be found in CDF-6920]


Abstract
We present a search for ZZ and ZW productions in ppbar collisions at s1/2 = 1.96 TeV through the leptonic decay channels ZZ llll,  ZZ llνν and ZW lllν. In a 194 pb-1 data sample collected at the collider detector at Fermilab, 3 ZZ and ZW candidates are found with an expected standard model background of 1.0 ± 0.2 events. We set a 95% confidence level upper limit of result, compared to the standard model predication of 5.0 ± 0.4 pb.

 

Event selections
Corresponding to the three decay modes ZZ llll,  ZZ llνν and ZW lllν, we select three types of events

  1. Four lepton events l1+, l1- , l2+, l2- (l=e, µ):
  2. Three lepton events l1+, l1-, l2+ (l=e, µ):
  3. Two lepton events l+, l- (l=e, µ):

The electrons, muons, and jets are:

  1. Electrons: ET > 20 GeV,  |η|<1.1 for electrons in central calorimeter and 1.2<|η|<2.5 for electrons in plug calorimeters.
  2. Muons:     PT > 20 GeV/c, |η| less than about 1.0
  3. Jets:          ET > 15 GeV, |η|<2.5

 

Summary of data, and expected signal and background

Source l1+, l1- , l2+, l2- l1+, l1-, l2+ l+, l- Combined
ZZ 0.06 ± 0.01 0.13 ± 0.01 0.69 ± 0.11 0.88 ± 0.13
ZW   0.78 ± 0.06 0.65 ± 0.10 1.43 ± 0.16
Total Signal 0.06 ± 0.01 0.91 ± 0.07 1.34 ± 0.21 2.31± 0.29
WW     0.40 ± 0.07 0.40 ± 0.07
Fake 0.01 ± 0.02 0.07 ± 0.06 0.21 ± 0.12 0.29 ± 0.16
Drell Yan     0.31 ± 0.17 0.31 ± 0.17
Top     0.02 ± 0.01 0.02 ± 0.01
Total Background 0.01 ± 0.02 0.07 ± 0.06 0.94 ± 0.22 1.02 ± 0.24
Expect S.+B. 0.07 ± 0.02 0.98 ± 0.09 2.28 ± 0.35 3.33 ± 0.42
Data 0 0 3 3

 


Kinematic Distributions

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lepton Eta
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Event Displays
Run 160533, Evt 162027 (ee)
Run 161722, Evt 330583 (µµ)
Run 167053, Evt 12891960 (ee)
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Last Updated on February 09, 2005 by Y. Huang