Measurements of the production cross section of a $$Z$$Z boson in association with jets in pp collisions at $$\sqrt{s} = 13$$s=13 TeV with the ATLAS detector

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  title={Measurements of the production cross section of a \$\$Z\$\$Z boson in association with jets in pp collisions at \$\$\sqrt\{s\} = 13\$\$s=13 TeV with the ATLAS detector},
  author={Morad Aaboud and Georges Aad and Brad Abbott and Jalal Abdallah and Ovsat Abdinov and Baptiste Abeloos and Rosemarie Zo{\"e} Aben and O. S. AbouZeid and Nicola Abraham and Halina Abramowicz and Henso Abreu and Ricardo Abreu and Yiming Abulaiti and Bobby Samir Acharya and Shunsuke Adachi and Leszek Adamczyk and David L. Adams and Jahred Adelman and Stefanie Adomeit and Tim Adye and A. A. Affolder and Tatjana Agatonovi{\'c}-Jovin and Juan Antonio Aguilar-Saavedra and Steven P. Ahlen and Faig Ahmadov and Giulio Aielli and Henrik Akerstedt and Torsten Paul Ake {\AA}kesson and Andrei Akimov and Gian Luigi Alberghi and Justin Albert and Solveig Albrand and M. J. Alconada Verzini and Martin Aleksa and I. N. Aleksandrov and Calin Alexa and Gideon Alexander and Theodoros Alexopoulos and Muhammad Alhroob and Babar Ali and Malik Aliev and Gianluca Alimonti and John Alison and S. P. Alkire and B. M. M. Allbrooke and B. W. Allen and Phillip Allport and Alberto Aloisio and A. Alonso and Francisco Alonso and Cristiano Alpigiani and Azzah Aziz Alshehri and Mahmoud Alstaty and Barbara Alvarez Gonzalez and D. {\'A}lvarez Piqueras and Mariagrazia Alviggi and Brian Thomas Amadio and Y. Amaral Coutinho and Christoph Amelung and Dante Amidei and S. P. Amor Dos Santos and Antonio Amorim and Simone Amoroso and Glenn Amundsen and Christos Anastopoulos and Lucian Stefan Ancu and Nansi Andari and Timothy R. Andeen and C. F. Anders and Gabriel Anders and J. K. Anders and Kurt S. J. Anderson and Attilio Andreazza and V. Andrei and Stylianos Angelidakis and Ivan Angelozzi and Aaron Angerami and Francis Anghinolfi and Alexey Anisenkov and Nuno Anjos and Alberto Annovi and Claire Antel and Mario Antonelli and Alexey Antonov and D. J. A. Antrim and Fabio Anulli and Masato Aoki and L. Aperio Bella and Giorgi Arabidze and Yasuo Arai and J. P. Araque and A. T. H. Arce and Francisco Anuar Arduh and J-F. Arguin and Spyridon Argyropoulos and Mehmet Arik and Aaron James Armbruster and Lewis James Armitage and Olivier Arnaez and Hannah Arnold and Miguel Arratia and Ozan Arslan and Andrei Artamonov and Giacomo Artoni and Sebastian Artz and Shoji Asai and N. A. Asbah and Adi Ashkenazi and Barbro {\AA}sman and Lily Asquith and K. Assamagan and Robert Astalos and Markus Atkinson and Naim Bora Atlay and Kamil Augsten and Giuseppe Avolio and Bradley Axen and Mohamad Kassem Ayoub and Georges Azuelos and Max Baak and Alessandra Edda Baas and Matthew John Baca and Henri Bachacou and Konstantinos Bachas and M. Backes and Malte Backhaus and Paolo Bagiacchi and Paolo Bagnaia and Y. X. Bai and J. T. Baines and M. Bajic and Oliver Keith Baker and Evgenii Baldin and Petr Balek and Thomas Balestri and Fabrice Balli and William Keaton Balunas and Elzbieta Banas and Sw. Banerjee and A. A. E. Bannoura and Liron Barak and Elisabetta Luigia Barberio and Dario Barberis and Marlon Barbero and T. 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Buckley and I. A. Budagov and Felix Buehrer and Magnar Kopangen Bugge and Oleg Bulekov and Daniel Bullock and H. J. Burckhart and Sergey Burdin and Carsten Daniel Burgard and Angela Maria Burger and Blake Burghgrave and Klaudia Burka and Susan Elizabeth Burke and Ingo Burmeister and Jonathan Thomas Peter Burr and Emmanuel Busato and Daniel B{\"u}scher and Volker B{\"u}scher and P. J. Bussey and John M. Butler and Craig Buttar and J. M. Butterworth and Pierfrancesco Butti and William Buttinger and A. Buzatu and Aleksey Buzykaev and S. Cabrera Urb{\'a}n and Davide Caforio and V. M. M. Cairo and Orhan Cakir and Noemi Calace and Paolo Calafiura and Alessandro Calandri and Giovanni Calderini and Philippe Calfayan and Giuseppe Callea and L. P. Caloba and S. Calvente Lopez and David Calvet and Samuel Calvet and Thomas Philippe Calvet and R. Camacho Toro and Stefano Camarda and Paolo Camarri and David Cameron and R. 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Cerqueira and Alessandro Cerri and Lucio Cerrito and Fabio Cerutti and Alberto Cervelli and S. A. Cetin and Aziz Chafaq and D. Chakraborty and S. K. Chan and Yat Long Chan and P Chang and John Derek Chapman and David Charlton and Avishek Chatterjee and C. C. Chau and C. A. Chavez Barajas and Siinn Che and Susan Cheatham and Andrew Chegwidden and Sergei V. Chekanov and Sergey Chekulaev and G. A. Chelkov and M. A. Chelstowska and C. H. Chen and H. Chen and K. H. Chen and S. J. Chen and X. R. Chen and Y. Chen and H. C. Cheng and H. J. Cheng and Y. Cheng and Alexander Cheplakov and E. Cheremushkina and Rajaa Cherkaoui El Moursli and Valeriy Chernyatin and Elliott Cheu and L. Chevalier and Vitaliano Chiarella and Giorgio Chiarelli and Gabriele Chiodini and Andrew Chisholm and Adrian Chitan and Mihail Chizhov and K. Choi and Arthur Rene Chomont and Sofia Chouridou and Bonnie Kar Bo Chow and Valentinos Christodoulou and Doris Chromek-Burckhart and Jiri Chudoba and A. J. Chuinard and Janusz Chwastowski and Ladislav Chytka and Guido Ciapetti and Abbas Kenan Ciftci and D. Cinca and Vladimir Cindro and Irina Antonela Cioară and C. Ciocca and Alessandra Ciocio and Francesco Cirotto and Z. H. Citron and Mauro Citterio and Mihai Ciubancan and A. Clark and Brian Lee Clark and M. R. Clark and Philip James Clark and Robert Najem Clarke},
  journal={The European Physical Journal C},
  year={2017},
  volume={77},
  pages={1-31}
}
Measurements of the production cross section of a $$Z$$Z boson in association with jets in proton–proton collisions at $$\sqrt{s} = 13$$s=13 TeV are presented, using data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3.16 fb$$^{-1}$$-1 collected by the ATLAS experiment at the CERN Large Hadron Collider in 2015. Inclusive and differential cross sections are measured for events containing a $$Z$$Z boson decaying to electrons or muons and produced in association with up to seven jets with $$p_… 
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