A measurement of prompt photon-pair production in proton-proton collisions at √s = 13 TeV is presented. The data were recorded by the ATLAS detector at the LHC with an integrated luminosity of 139 fb−1. Events with two photons in the wellinstrumented region of the detector are selected. The photons are required to be isolated and have a transverse momentum of pT,γ1(2) > 40 (30) GeV for the leading (sub-leading) photon. The differential cross sections as functions of several observables for the diphoton system are measured and compared with theoretical predictions from state-of-the-art Monte Carlo and fixed-order calculations. The QCD predictions from next-to-next-to-leadingorder calculations and multi-leg merged calculations are able to describe the measured integrated and differential cross sections within uncertainties, whereas lower-order calculations show significant deviations, demonstrating that higher-order perturbative QCD corrections are crucial for this process. The resummed predictions with parton showers additionally provide an excellent description of the low transverse-momentum regime of the diphoton system.

Measurement of the production cross section of pairs of isolated photons in pp collisions at 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector / De Castro , S. ; Fabbri , L. ; Gabrielli , A. ; Rinaldi , L. ; Semprini Cesari , N. ; Sioli , M. ; Villa , M. ; Zoccoli , A. ; Bellagamba , L. ; Boscherini , D. ; Bruni , A. ; Bruni , G. ; Giacobbe , B. ; Polini , A. ; Sbarra , C. ; Sidoti , A. ; Franchini , M. ; Romano , M. ; Valentinetti , S. ; Alberghi , G. L. ; Lasagni Manghi , F; Massa , L. ; Vittori , C. ; Alfonsi , F: ; Cabras , G. ; Cervelli , A. ; Negrini , M. ; Todome , K. ; Carratta , G. ; Cavalli , N. ; Clissa , L. ; ATLAS collaboratio. - In: JOURNAL OF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS. - ISSN 1029-8479. - ELETTRONICO. - 2021:11(2021), pp. 169.1-169.53. [10.1007/JHEP11(2021)169]

Measurement of the production cross section of pairs of isolated photons in pp collisions at 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector

De Castro , S.;Fabbri , L.;Gabrielli , A.;Rinaldi , L.;Semprini Cesari , N.;Sioli , M.;Villa , M.;Zoccoli , A.;Bellagamba , L.;Boscherini , D.;Bruni , A.;Giacobbe , B.;Polini , A.;Sbarra , C.;Franchini , M.;Romano , M.;Valentinetti , S.;Alberghi , G. L.;Lasagni Manghi , F;Massa , L.;Vittori , C.;Cabras , G.;Todome , K.;Carratta , G.;Cavalli , N.;Clissa , L.;
2021

Abstract

A measurement of prompt photon-pair production in proton-proton collisions at √s = 13 TeV is presented. The data were recorded by the ATLAS detector at the LHC with an integrated luminosity of 139 fb−1. Events with two photons in the wellinstrumented region of the detector are selected. The photons are required to be isolated and have a transverse momentum of pT,γ1(2) > 40 (30) GeV for the leading (sub-leading) photon. The differential cross sections as functions of several observables for the diphoton system are measured and compared with theoretical predictions from state-of-the-art Monte Carlo and fixed-order calculations. The QCD predictions from next-to-next-to-leadingorder calculations and multi-leg merged calculations are able to describe the measured integrated and differential cross sections within uncertainties, whereas lower-order calculations show significant deviations, demonstrating that higher-order perturbative QCD corrections are crucial for this process. The resummed predictions with parton showers additionally provide an excellent description of the low transverse-momentum regime of the diphoton system.
2021
Measurement of the production cross section of pairs of isolated photons in pp collisions at 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector / De Castro , S. ; Fabbri , L. ; Gabrielli , A. ; Rinaldi , L. ; Semprini Cesari , N. ; Sioli , M. ; Villa , M. ; Zoccoli , A. ; Bellagamba , L. ; Boscherini , D. ; Bruni , A. ; Bruni , G. ; Giacobbe , B. ; Polini , A. ; Sbarra , C. ; Sidoti , A. ; Franchini , M. ; Romano , M. ; Valentinetti , S. ; Alberghi , G. L. ; Lasagni Manghi , F; Massa , L. ; Vittori , C. ; Alfonsi , F: ; Cabras , G. ; Cervelli , A. ; Negrini , M. ; Todome , K. ; Carratta , G. ; Cavalli , N. ; Clissa , L. ; ATLAS collaboratio. - In: JOURNAL OF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS. - ISSN 1029-8479. - ELETTRONICO. - 2021:11(2021), pp. 169.1-169.53. [10.1007/JHEP11(2021)169]
De Castro , S. ; Fabbri , L. ; Gabrielli , A. ; Rinaldi , L. ; Semprini Cesari , N. ; Sioli , M. ; Villa , M. ; Zoccoli , A. ; Bellagamba , L. ; Boscherini , D. ; Bruni , A. ; Bruni , G. ; Giacobbe , B. ; Polini , A. ; Sbarra , C. ; Sidoti , A. ; Franchini , M. ; Romano , M. ; Valentinetti , S. ; Alberghi , G. L. ; Lasagni Manghi , F; Massa , L. ; Vittori , C. ; Alfonsi , F: ; Cabras , G. ; Cervelli , A. ; Negrini , M. ; Todome , K. ; Carratta , G. ; Cavalli , N. ; Clissa , L. ; ATLAS collaboratio
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