Measurement of the W+W− cross section in pp collisions at $\sqrt{s} = 7\mbox{ TeV}$ and limits on anomalous WWγ and WWZ couplings

S. Chatrchyan, V. Khachatryan, A. M. Sirunyan, A. Tumasyan, W. Adam, T. Bergauer, M. Dragicevic, J. Erö, C. Fabjan, M. Friedl, R. Frühwirth, V. M. Ghete (+2192 others)
2013 European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields  
A measurement of W+W- production in pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV is presented. The data were collected with the CMS detector at the LHC, and correspond to an integrated luminosity of 4.92 +/- 0.11 inverse femtobarns. The W+W- candidates consist of two oppositely charged leptons, electrons or muons, accompanied by large missing transverse energy. The W+W- production cross section is measured to be 52.4 +/- 2.0 (stat.) +/- 4.5 (syst.) +/- 1.2 (lum.) pb. This measurement is consistent with the
more » ... standard model prediction of 47.0 +/- 2.0 pb at next-to-leading order. Stringent limits on the WW gamma and WWZ anomalous triple gauge-boson couplings are set.
doi:10.1140/epjc/s10052-013-2610-8 fatcat:uh75sopc7jbnvkevfjvpykuoha