Z/γ* + jets differential cross sections


Measurement of differential production cross section for Z/γ* bosons in association with jets in pp collisions at √ s  = 1.96 TeV


Differential cross sections for the production of Z bosons or off-shell photons γ* in association with jets are measured in proton-antiproton collisions at center-of-mass energy √ s  = 1.96 TeV using the full data set collected with the Collider Detector at Fermilab in Tevatron Run II, and corresponding to 9.6 fb-1 of integrated luminosity. Results include first measurements at CDF of differential cross sections in events with a Z/γ* boson and three or more jets, the inclusive cross section for production of Z/γ* and four or more jets, and cross sections as functions of various angular observables in lower jet-multiplicity final states. Measured cross sections are compared to several theoretical predictions.