@article{532066d174a4443484ff52eae8505c1c,

title = "Observation of τ Lepton Pair Production in Ultraperipheral Pb-Pb Collisions at sqrt[s_{NN}]=5.02 TeV",

abstract = "We present an observation of photon-photon production of τ lepton pairs in ultraperipheral lead-lead collisions. The measurement is based on a data sample with an integrated luminosity of 404 μb^{-1} collected by the CMS experiment at a center-of-mass energy per nucleon pair of sqrt[s_{NN}]=5.02 TeV. The γγ→τ^{+}τ^{-} process is observed for τ^{+}τ^{-} events with a muon and three charged hadrons in the final state. The measured fiducial cross section is σ(γγ→τ^{+}τ^{-})=4.8±0.6(stat)±0.5(syst) μb, where the second (third) term corresponds to the statistical (systematic) uncertainty in σ(γγ→τ^{+}τ^{-}) in agreement with leading-order QED predictions. Using σ(γγ→τ^{+}τ^{-}), we estimate a model-dependent value of the anomalous magnetic moment of the τ lepton of a_{τ}=0.001_{-0.089}^{+0.055}.",

author = "{CMS Collaboration} and A. Tumasyan and W. Adam and Andrejkovic, {J. W.} and T. Bergauer and S. Chatterjee and K. Damanakis and M. Dragicevic and {Escalante Del Valle}, A. and Hussain, {P. S.} and M. Jeitler and N. Krammer and L. Lechner and D. Liko and I. Mikulec and P. Paulitsch and Pitters, {F. M.} and J. Schieck and R. Sch{\"o}fbeck and D. Schwarz and S. Templ and W. Waltenberger and Wulz, {C. E.} and Darwish, {M. R.} and T. Janssen and T. Kello and {Rejeb Sfar}, H. and {Van Mechelen}, P. and Bols, {E. S.} and J. D'Hondt and {De Moor}, A. and M. Delcourt and {El Faham}, H. and S. Lowette and S. Moortgat and A. Morton and D. M{\"u}ller and Sahasransu, {A. R.} and S. Tavernier and {Van Doninck}, W. and D. Vannerom and B. Clerbaux and {De Lentdecker}, G. and L. Favart and D. Hohov and J. Jaramillo and K. Lee and M. Mahdavikhorrami and I. Makarenko and A. Malara and M. Pitt",

year = "2023",

month = oct,

day = "13",

doi = "10.1103/PhysRevLett.131.151803",

language = "אנגלית",

volume = "131",

pages = "151803",

journal = "Physical Review Letters",

issn = "0031-9007",

publisher = "American Physical Society",

number = "15",

}