Associated production of γ and weak gauge bosons in hadron colliders

Eric Braaten, Jungil Lee, Sean Fleming

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We calculate the rate of production of W± + γ and Z0+γ in hadron colliders. We find the cross sections for W± + γ and Z0 + γ to be roughly 0.45 pb and 0.15 pb at the Fermilab Tevatron and roughly 4 pb and 2 pb at the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC). The dominant production mechanism involves the binding of a color-octet bb̄ pair into a P-wave bottomonium state which subsequently decays into γ. The purely leptonic decay modes of γ, W±, and Z0 provide signatures with small backgrounds. These events may be observable in run II at the Tevatron, and they should certainly be observable at the LHC.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Nov 1
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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