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Measurement of the isolated diphoton cross section in pp collisions at root s=7 TeV with the ATLAS detector

Aad, G. ; Abbott, B. ; Abdallah, J. ; Abdelalim, A. A. ; Abdesselam, A. ; Abdinov, O. ; Abi, B. ; Abolins, M. ; Abramowicz, H. and Abreu, H. , et al. (2012) In Physical Review D (Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology) 85(1).
Abstract
The ATLAS experiment has measured the production cross section of events with two isolated photons in the final state, in proton-proton collisions at root s = 7 TeV. The full data set acquired in 2010 is used, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 37 pb(-1). The background, consisting of hadronic jets and isolated electrons, is estimated with fully data-driven techniques and subtracted. The differential cross sections, as functions of the di-photon mass (m(gamma gamma)), total transverse momentum (p(T),(gamma gamma)), and azimuthal separation (Delta phi(gamma gamma)), are presented and compared to the predictions of next-to-leading-order QCD.
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