The production of opposite-charge W-boson pairs in proton-proton collisions at √s=13 TeV is measured using data corresponding to 3.16 fb⁻¹ of integrated luminosity collected by the ATLAS detector at the CERN Large Hadron Collider in 2015. Candidate W-boson pairs are selected by identifying their leptonic decays into an electron, a muon and neutrinos. Events with reconstructed jets are not included in the candidate event sample. The cross-section measurement is performed in a fiducial phase space close to the experimental acceptance and is compared to theoretical predictions. Agreement is found between the measurement and the most accurate calculations available.

Measurement of the W⁺ W⁻ production cross section in pp collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of √s=13 TeV with the ATLAS experiment

Biesuz, N. V.;Cavasinni, V.;Dell'Orso, M.;Donati, S.
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