Publications [#247828] of Thomas J Phillips

Papers Published
  1. A Abulencia and others, Measurement of $\sigma{p\overline p} \to Z·\script B (Z\to \tau\tau)$ in $p\overline p$ collisions at $sqrts$=1.96 TeV, Phys. Rev., vol. D75 (2007), pp. 092004 [e092004] .

    We present a measurement of the inclusive production cross section for Z bosons decaying to tau leptons in p[overline p] collisions at sqrt(s)=1.96 TeV. We use a channel with one hadronically-decaying and one electronically-decaying tau. This measurement is based on 350 pb-1 of CDF Run II data. Using a sample of 504 opposite sign etau events with a total expected background of 190 events, we obtain sigma(p[overline p]-->4Z)·[script B](Z-->tautau)=264$\pm$23(stat)$\pm$14(syst)$\pm$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.