/ Experiment-HEP arXiv:0803.4264

Search for Hadronic Decays of W and Z Bosons in Photon Events in p anti-p Collisions at s**(1/2) = 1.96-GeV

Published in: Phys.Rev.
Year: 2009
Vol.: D80
Page No: 052011
Pages: 17

Abstract: We report on a search for the process $p\bar{p}\to \gamma+W/Z$ with $W/Z\to q\bar{q}$ in events containing two jets and a photon at the center-of-mass energy $\sqrt{s}=1.96$ TeV, using 184 pb$^{-1}$ of data collected by the CDF II detector. A neural network event selection has been developed to optimize the rejection of the large QCD production background/ it is shown that this method gives a significant improvement in both signal-to-noise ratio and signal sensitivity, as compared with an event selection based on conventional cuts. An upper limit is presented for the $\gamma+W/Z$ production cross section with the $W$ and $Z$ decaying hadronically.

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