Physical Review Letters 94,21 (2005) 211801;
We present a measurement of the W+W- production cross section using 184 pb(-1) of p (p) over bar collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 1.96 TeV collected with the Collider Detector at Fermilab. Using the dilepton decay channel W+W-&RARR; l(+)ν l(-)(ν) over bar, where the charged leptons can be either electrons or muons, we find 17 candidate events compared to an expected background of 5.0(-0.8)(+2.2) events. The resulting W+W- production cross-section measurement of σ(p (p) over bar &RARR; W+W-)=14.6(-5.1)(+5.8)(stat)(-3.0)(+1.8)(syst)&PLUSMN; 0.9(lum) pb agrees well with the standard model expectation.
w-pair production;; branching fractions;; e(+)e(-) interactions;; tevatron collider;; higgs-boson;; mass
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