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Paper   IPM / Particles / 11815
School of Particles and Accelerator
  Title:   Measurement of the Inclusive Z Cross Section via Decays to Tau Pairs in pp Collisions at sqrt(s)=7 TeV
1.  Hessamadin Arfaei
2.  Hamed Bakhshiansohi
3.  Seyed Mohsen Etesami
4.  Ali Fahim
5.  Majid Hashemi
6.  Abideh Jafari
7.  Mohsen Khakzad
8.  A Mohammadi
9.  Mojtaba Mohammadi Najafabadi
10.  Saeid Paktinat Mehdiabadi
11.  Batool Safarzadeh
12.  Maryam Zeinali
  Status:   Published
  Journal: JHEP
  No.:  117
  Vol.:  1108
  Year:  2011
  Supported by:  IPM
A measurement of inclusive Z to tau^+ tau^- production in pp collisions is presented, in the final states mu+hadrons, e+hadrons, e+mu, and mu+mu. The data sample corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 36 inverse picobarns collected with the CMS detector at the LHC. The measured cross section is sigma(pp to Z) B(Z to tau^+ tau^-) = 1.00 +/- 0.05 (stat.) +/- 0.08 (syst.) +/-0.04 (lumi.) nb, which is in good agreement with the next-to-next-to-leading order QCD prediction and with previous measurements in the Z to e^+e^- and mu^+ mu^- channels. The reconstruction efficiency for hadronic tau decays is determined with a precision of 7

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