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Adersberger, M.; Bender, M.; Biebel, O.; Bock, C.; Bogavac, D.; Duckeck, G.; Flierl, B. M.; Hartmann, N. M.; Heinrich, J. J.; Hertenberger, R.; Hönig, F.; Legger, F.; Lorenz, J.; Lösel, P. J.; Maier, T.; Mann, A.; Mehlhase, S.; Mitrevski, J.; Müller, R. S. P.; Schachtner, B. M.; Rauscher, F.; Schaile, D.; Unverdorben, C.; Valderanis, C.; Wagner-Kuhr, J.; Walker, R. (2017): Measurement of the cross-section for electroweak production of dijets in association with a Z boson in pp collisions at root s=13 TeV with the ATLAS detector. In: Physics Letters B, Vol. 775: S. 206-228
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Abstract

The cross-section for the production of two jets in association with a leptonically decaying Z boson (Zjj) is measured in proton-proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 13 TeV, using data recorded with the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3.2 fb(-1). The electroweak Zjj cross-section is extracted in a fiducial region chosen to enhance the electroweak contribution relative to the dominant Drell-Yan Zjj process, which is constrained using a data-driven approach. The measured fiducial electroweak cross-section is sigma(Zjj)(EW) = 119 +/- 16 (stat.) +/- 20 (syst.) +/- 2 (lumi.) fb for dijet invariant mass greater than 250 GeV, and 34.2 +/- 5.8 (stat.) +/- 5.5 (syst.) +/- 0.7 (lumi.) fb for dijet invariant mass greater than 1 TeV. Standard Model predictions are in agreement with the measurements. The inclusive Zjj cross-section is also measured in six different fiducial regions with varying contributions from electroweak and Drell-Yan Zjj production. (C) 2017 The Author(s). Published by Elsevier B.V.