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Measurement of the Zgamma to nunugamma cross section and limits on anomalous ZZgamma and Zgammagamma couplings in ppbar collisions at sqrt{s} = 1.96 TeV

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Article number201802
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>22/05/2009
<mark>Journal</mark>Physical review letters
Issue number20
Volume102
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

We present the first observation of the Zgamma to nunugamma process at the Tevatron at 5.1 standard deviations significance, based on 3.6 fb-1 of integrated luminosity collected with the D0 detector at the Fermilab Tevatron ppbar Collider at sqrt{s} = 1.96 TeV. The measured Zgamma cross section multiplied by the branching fraction of Z to nunu is 32 +- 9 (stat.+syst.) +- 2 (lumi.) fb for the photon ET > 90 GeV. It is in agreement with the standard model prediction of 39 +- 4 fb. We set the most restrictive limits on anomalous trilinear Zgammagamma and ZZgamma gauge boson couplings at a hadron collider to date, with three constraints being the world's strongest.

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