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Measurement of exclusive gamma gamma -> l(+)l(-) production in proton-proton collisions at root s=7 TeV with the ATLAS detector
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics. Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, The Oskar Klein Centre for Cosmo Particle Physics (OKC).
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics. Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, The Oskar Klein Centre for Cosmo Particle Physics (OKC).
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics. Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, The Oskar Klein Centre for Cosmo Particle Physics (OKC).
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics. Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, The Oskar Klein Centre for Cosmo Particle Physics (OKC).
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2015 (English)In: Physics Letters B, ISSN 0370-2693, E-ISSN 1873-2445, Vol. 749, 242-261 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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This Letter reports a measurement of the exclusive gamma gamma -> l(+)l(-) (l = e, mu) cross-section in proton-proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 7 TeV by the ATLAS experiment at the LHC, based on an integrated luminosity of 4.6 fb(-1). For the electron or muon pairs satisfying exclusive selection criteria, a fit to the dilepton acoplanarity distribution is used to extract the fiducial cross-sections. The cross-section in the electron channel is determined to be sigma(excl)(gamma gamma -> e+e-) = 0.428 +/- 0.035 (stat.) +/- 0.018 (syst.) pbfor a phase-space region with invariant mass of the electron pairs greater than 24GeV, in which both electrons have transverse momentum p(T) > 12 GeV and pseudorapidity vertical bar eta vertical bar < 2.4. For muon pairs with invariant mass greater than 20GeV, muon transverse momentum pT> 10 GeV and pseudorapidity vertical bar eta vertical bar < 2.4, the cross-section is determined to be sigma(excl)(gamma gamma -> mu+mu-) = 0.628 +/- 0.032(stat.) +/- 0.021 (syst.) pb. When proton absorptive effects due to the finite size of the proton are taken into account in the theory calculation, the measured cross-sections are found to be consistent with the theory prediction.

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2015. Vol. 749, 242-261 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-125025DOI: 10.1016/j.physletb.2015.07.069ISI: 000361562900035OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-125025DiVA: diva2:891524
Available from: 2016-01-07 Created: 2016-01-07 Last updated: 2016-01-07Bibliographically approved

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Abulaiti, YimingÅkerstedt, HenrikÅsman, BarbroBendtz, KatarinaBertoli, GabrieleBessidskaia Bylund, OlgaBohm, ChristianClément, ChristopheCribbs, Wayne A.Hellman, StenJon-And, KerstinKhandanyan, HovhannesKim, HyeonKlimek, PawelLundberg, OlofMilstead, David A.Moa, TorbjörnMolander, SimonPani, PriscillaPetridis, AndreasPlucinski, PawelPöttgen, RuthRossetti, ValerioShcherbakova, AnnaSilverstein, Samuel B.Sjölin, JörgenStrandberg, SaraTylmad, MajaUghetto, Michaël
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