Publications [#308073] of Ashutosh V. Kotwal

Papers Published
  1. Abulencia, A; Adelman, J; Affolder, T; Akimoto, T; Albrow, MG; Ambrose, D; Amerio, S; Amidei, D; Anastassov, A; Anikeev, K; Annovi, A; Antos, J; Aoki, M; Apollinari, G; Arguin, J-F; Arisawa, T; Artikov, A; Ashmanskas, W; Attal, A; Azfar, F; Azzi-Bacchetta, P; Azzurri, P; Bacchetta, N; Badgett, W; Barbaro-Galtieri, A; Barnes, VE; Barnett, BA; Baroiant, S; Bartsch, V; Bauer, G; Bedeschi, F; Behari, S; Belforte, S; Bellettini, G; Bellinger, J; Belloni, A; Benjamin, D; Beretvas, A; Beringer, J et al., Measurement of σ(pp̄→Z)•B(Z→ττ) in pp̄ collisions at s=1.96TeV, Physical Review D, vol. 75 no. 9 (2007) [doi] .

    We present a measurement of the inclusive production cross section for Z bosons decaying to tau leptons in pp̄ collisions at s=1.96TeV. We use a channel with one hadronically-decaying and one electronically-decaying tau. This measurement is based on 350pb-1 of CDF Run II data. Using a sample of 504 opposite sign eτ events with a total expected background of 190 events, we obtain σ(pp̄→4Z)•B(Z→ττ)=264±23(stat) ±14(syst)±15(lumi)pb, in agreement with the next-to-next-to- leading order QCD prediction. This is the first CDF cross section measurement using hadronically-decaying taus in Run II. © 2007 The American Physical Society.