Precision measurement of the Z boson invisible width in pp collisions at $\sqrt{s}$ = 13 TeV

The CMS collaboration
Phys.Lett.B 842 (2023) 137563, 2023.

Abstract (data abstract)
A precise measurement of the invisible width of the Z boson produced in proton-proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV is presented using data recorded by the CMS experiment at the LHC, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 36.3 fb-1. The result is obtained from a simultaneous fit to kinematic distributions for two data samples of Z boson plus jets: one dominated by Z boson decays to invisible particles and the other by Z boson decays to muon and electron pairs. The invisible width is measured to be 523 +/- 3 (stat) +/- 16 (syst) MeV. This result is the first precise measurement of the invisible width of the Z boson at a hadron collider, and is the single most precise direct measurement to date, competitive with the combined result of the direct measurements from the LEP experiments.

  • Equation 2

    Data from results


    Measured Z invisible width.

  • Table 1

    Data from Table 1


    Systematic uncertainties on Z invisible width.

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