We report on a search for the process pp̄→γ+W/Z with W/Z→qq̄ in events containing two jets and a photon at the center-of-mass energy s=1.96TeV, using 184pb-1 of data collected by the CDF II detector. A neural network event selection has been developed to optimize the rejection of the large QCD production background; it is shown that this method gives a significant improvement in both signal-to-noise ratio and signal sensitivity, as compared with an event selection based on conventional cuts. An upper limit is presented for the γ+W/Z production cross section with the W and Z decaying hadronically. © 2009 The American Physical Society.
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Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Aaltonen, T., Adelman, J., Akimoto, T., Albrow, M., González, B., Amerio, S., Amidei, D., Anastassov, A., Annovi, A., Antos, J., Aoki, M., Apollinari, G., Apresyan, A., Arisawa, T., Artikov, A., Ashmanskas, W., Attal, A., Aurisano, A., Azfar, F., Azzi-Bacchetta, P., Azzurri, P., Bacchetta, N., Badgett, W., Barbaro-Galtieri, A., Barnes, V., Barnett, B., Baroiant, S., & Bartsch, V. (2009). Search for hadronic decays of W and Z bosons in photon events in pp̄ collisions at s=1.96TeV. Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, 80 (5) https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.80.052011