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#270 new question

Overlap in Zgamma and Zgammagamma samples

Reported by: Benjamin Kaplan <benjamin.kaplan@cern.ch> Owned by: support@sherpa-mc.de
Priority: major Milestone: rel-2.0.0
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Hello,

I am trying to combine Zgamma and Zgammagamma samples and it is unclear if there is any overlap between these processes. I am filtering the samples to have at least 1 lepton and 2 photons.

In the Zgamma sample, I find a large number of events with 2 final state "true" photons photons. In all of these events, the truth record shows me that there are 2 initial state leptons and 1 initial state photon (status 3), but the decay chain is:

llgamma->llgammagamma

This looks like FSR, but is it? Furthermore, I assume there should be some photons in the sample from the underlying event. How can I identify those?

In the Zgammagamma sample all of the events look to be ISR. Specifically, I see llgammagamma produced with status 3. Is there truly no FSR in the Zgammagamma sample? If these is how do I identify it?

Finally, if I look at the relative rates of di-photon events in the two samples, I find that the di-photon cross section is higher in Zgamma than in Zgammagamma. How is this possible?

Thank you,

-Ben

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comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by Benjamin Kaplan <benjamin.kaplan@cern.ch>

Milestone: rel-2.0.0
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