Fiducial and differential cross-section measurements of W+W− production in association with at least one hadronic jet are presented. These measurements are sensitive to the properties of electroweak-boson self-interactions and provide a test of perturbative quantum chromodynamics and the electroweak theory. The analysis is performed using proton-proton collision data collected at s = 13 TeV with the ATLAS experiment, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 139 fb−1. Events are selected with exactly one oppositely charged electron-muon pair and at least one hadronic jet with a transverse momentum of pT> 30 GeV and a pseudorapidity of |η| < 4.5. After subtracting the background contributions and correcting for detector effects, the jet-inclusive W+W−+ ≥ 1 jet fiducial cross-section and W+W−+ jets differential cross-sections with respect to several kinematic variables are measured. These measurements include leptonic quantities, such as the lepton transverse momenta and the transverse mass of the W+W− system, as well as jet-related observables such as the leading jet transverse momentum and the jet multiplicity. Limits on anomalous triple-gauge-boson couplings are obtained in a phase space where interference between the Standard Model amplitude and the anomalous amplitude is enhanced. [Figure not available: see fulltext.]

Aad, G., Abbott, B., Abbott, D.C., Abed Abud, A., Abeling, K., Abhayasinghe, D.K., et al. (2021). Measurements of W + W −+ ≥ 1 jet production cross-sections in pp collisions at √s = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector. JOURNAL OF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS, 2021(6) [10.1007/JHEP06(2021)003].

Measurements of W + W −+ ≥ 1 jet production cross-sections in pp collisions at √s = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector

Bashta I.;Camerlingo M. T.;D'Amico V.;Di Micco B.;Di Nardo R.;Martinelli L.;Orestano D.;Petrucci F.;Rossi E.;Salamanna G.;