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4-11 July 2012
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Australia/Melbourne timezone
ICHEP2012 - 36th International Conference for High Energy Physics

Measurement of the WZ/ZZ(Z-->bbbar) Production Cross Section at D0 in ppbar Collisions at sqrt(s)=1.96 TeV

6 Jul 2012, 14:00
Plenary 3 (Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre)

Plenary 3

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Melbourne Australia
Parallel Sessions Track 1 - The Standard Model and EW Symmetry Breaking - Higgs Searches Plenary3 - The Standard Model -TR1


Dr Bjorn Penning (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory)


We present a combined measurement of the cross section for the simultaneous production of two vector bosons (WZ,ZZ), where one of the bosons decays leptonically (W-->lv, Z-->ll or Z-->vv) and the other Z boson decays to bbar. The measurement uses the complete Run 2 dataset collected with the D0 detector in ppbar collisions at sqrt(s)=1.96 TeV, and combines the three leptonic decay modes mentioned above. This final state is a direct analog to SM Higgs searches in final states of leptons plus bottom quark pairs, and thus provides a crucial validation benchmark of the Higgs boson signal isolation techniques involved.

Primary author

Dr Bjorn Penning (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory)

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