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NLO QCD+EW predictions for 2l2? diboson signatures at the LHC

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posted on 2023-06-10, 05:13 authored by S Kallweit, Jonas LindertJonas Lindert, S Pozzorini, M Schönherr
We present next-to-leading order (NLO) calculations including QCD and electroweak (EW) corrections for 2l2? diboson signatures with two opposite-charge leptons and two neutrinos. Specifically, we study the processes pp? e+µ-?e?¯ µ and pp? e+e- , including all relevant off-shell diboson channels, W+W-, ZZ, ?Z, as well as non-resonant contributions. Photon-induced processes are computed at NLO EW, and we discuss subtle differences related to the definition and the renormalisation of the coupling a for processes with initial- and final-state photons. All calculations are performed within the automated Munich/Sherpa+OpenLoops frameworks, and we provide numerical predictions for the LHC at 13 TeV. The behaviour of the corrections is investigated with emphasis on the high-energy regime, where NLO EW effects can amount to tens of percent due to large Sudakov logarithms. The interplay between W W and ZZ contributions to the same-flavour channel, pp? e+e- , is discussed in detail, and a quantitative analysis of photon-induced contributions is presented. Finally, we consider approximations that account for all sources of large logarithms, at high and low energy, by combining virtual EW corrections with a YFS soft-photon resummation or a QED parton shower.


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