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Measurement of inclusive W and Z boson production cross sections in pp collisions at sqrt[s] = 8 TeV.

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A measurement of total and fiducial inclusive W and Z boson production cross sections in pp collisions at sqrt[s] = 8 TeV is presented. Electron and muon final states are analyzed in a data sample collected with the CMS detector corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 18.2 ± 0.5 pb(-1). The measured total inclusive cross sections times branching fractions are σ(pp → WX)×B(W → ℓν) = 12.21 ± 0.03(stat) ± 0.24(syst) ± 0.32(lum) nb and σ(pp → ZX) × B(Z → ℓ+ℓ-) = 1.15 ± 0.01(stat) ± 0.02(syst...

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Journal:
Physical Review Letters
Volume:
112
Issue:
19
Pages:
191802
Publication date:
2014-05-14
DOI:
EISSN:
1079-7114
ISSN:
0031-9007
Source identifiers:
466116
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
pubs:466116
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uuid:1b798231-88c5-452a-996b-a4becc6cbe4b
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pubs:466116
Deposit date:
2014-06-16

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