A phenomenological calculation for W+W- diboson production for the Large Hadron Collider and Future Circular Collider


Abstract: The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN has been designed to collide beams of protons at 7, 8, 13, and 14 TeV center-of-mass energies and a new hadron collider called the Future Circular Collider (FCC), which is larger and more energetic than the LHC, is being planned for the near future. The maximum planned energy for FCC is 100 TeV center-of-mass energy. In this regard, we present the leading order and next-to-leading order cross-section predictions of two simultaneously produced opposite-sign W bosons at 7, 8, 13, 14, and 100 TeV center-of-mass energies by using the MCFM MC generator. The results are obtained by CT14, MMHT2014, and MSTW2008 parton distribution functions. Finally, the advantage of increasing collision energy at hadron colliders is discussed by comparing the amount of data recorded at different center-of-mass energies for the pp → W+W- process.

Keywords: W boson, cross-sections, QCD, Large Hadron Collider, Future Circular Collider

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