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First measurement of the angular coefficients of Drell-Yan e+e- pairs in the Z mass region from pp¯ collisions at √s=1.96 TeV

Aaltonen, T. et al. (2011) First measurement of the angular coefficients of Drell-Yan e+e- pairs in the Z mass region from pp¯ collisions at √s=1.96 TeV. Physical Review Letters, 106 (24). ISSN 0031-9007 (doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.106.241801)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.106.241801

Abstract

We report on the first measurement of the angular distributions of final state electrons in pp¯ →γ*/Z→e+e-+X events produced in the Z boson mass region at √s=1.96  TeV. The data sample collected by the CDF II detector for this result corresponds to 2.1  fb-1 of integrated luminosity. The angular distributions are studied as a function of the transverse momentum of the electron-positron pair and show good agreement with the Lam-Tung relation, consistent with a spin-1 description of the gluon, and demonstrate that, at high values of the transverse momentum, Z bosons are produced via quark-antiquark annihilation and quark-gluon Compton processes.

Item Type:Article
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Robson, Dr Aidan and St Denis, Dr Richard and Bussey, Dr Peter
Authors: Aaltonen, T., Álvarez González, B., Amerio, S., Amidei, D., Anastassov, A., Annovi, A., Antos, J., Apollinari, G., Appel, J., Apresyan, A., Arisawa, T., Artikov, A., Asaadi, J., Ashmanskas, W., Auerbach, B., Aurisano, A., Azfar, F., Badgett, W., Barbaro-Galtieri, A., Barnes, V., Barnett, B., Barria, P., Bartos, P., Bauce, M., Bauer, G., Bedeschi, F., Beecher, D., Behari, S., Bellettini, G., Bellinger, J., Benjamin, D., Beretvas, A., Bhatti, A., Binkley, M., Bisello, D., Bizjak, I., Bland, K., Blumenfeld, B., Bocci, A., Bodek, A., Bortoletto, D., Boudreau, J., Boveia, A., Brau, B., Brigliadori, L., Brisuda, A., Bromberg, C., Brucken, E., Bucciantonio, M., Budagov, J., Budd, H., Budd, S., Burkett, K., Busetto, G., Bussey, P., Buzatu, A., Calancha, C., Camarda, S., Campanelli, M., Campbell, M., Canelli, F., Canepa, A., Carls, B., Carlsmith, D., Carosi, R., Carrillo, S., Carron, S., Casal, B., Casarsa, M., Castro, A., Catastini, P., Cauz, D., Cavaliere, V., Cavalli-Sforza, M., Cerri, A., Cerrito, L., Chen, Y., Chertok, M., Chiarelli, G., Chlachidze, G., Chlebana, F., Cho, K., Chokheli, D., Chou, J., Chung, W., Chung, Y., Ciobanu, C., Ciocci, M., Clark, A., Compostella, G., Convery, M., Conway, J., Corbo, M., Cordelli, M., Cox, C., Cox, D., Crescioli, F., Cuenca Almenar, C., Cuevas, J., Culbertson, R., Dagenhart, D., d’Ascenzo, N., Datta, M., de Barbaro, P., De Cecco, S., De Lorenzo, G., Dell’Orso, M., Deluca, C., Demortier, L., Deng, J., Deninno, M., Devoto, F., d’Errico, M., Di Canto, A., Di Ruzza, B., Dittmann, J., D’Onofrio, M., Donati, S., Dong, P., Dorigo, M., Dorigo, T., Ebina, K., Elagin, A., Eppig, A., Erbacher, R., Errede, D., Errede, S., Ershaidat, N., Eusebi, R., Fang, H., Farrington, S., Feindt, M., Fernandez, J., Ferrazza, C., Field, R., Flanagan, G., Forrest, R., Frank, M., Franklin, M., Freeman, J., Funakoshi, Y., Furic, I., Gallinaro, M., Galyardt, J., Garcia, J., Garfinkel, A., Garosi, P., Gerberich, H., Gerchtein, E., Giagu, S., Giakoumopoulou, V., Giannetti, P., Gibson, K., Ginsburg, C., Giokaris, N., Giromini, P., Giunta, M., Giurgiu, G., Glagolev, V., Glenzinski, D., Gold, M., Goldin, D., Goldschmidt, N., Golossanov, A., Gomez, G., Gomez-Ceballos, G., Goncharov, M., González, O., Gorelov, I., Goshaw, A., Goulianos, K., Grinstein, S., Grosso-Pilcher, C., Group, R., Guimaraes da Costa, J., Gunay-Unalan, Z., Haber, C., Hahn, S., Halkiadakis, E., Hamaguchi, A., Han, J., Happacher, F., Hara, K., Hare, D., Hare, M., Harr, R., Hatakeyama, K., Hays, C., Heck, M., Heinrich, J., Herndon, M., Hewamanage, S., Hidas, D., Hocker, A., Hopkins, W., Horn, D., Hou, S., Hughes, R., Hurwitz, M., Husemann, U., Hussain, N., Hussein, M., Huston, J., Introzzi, G., Iori, M., Ivanov, A., James, E., Jang, D., Jayatilaka, B., Jeon, E., Jha, M., Jindariani, S., Johnson, W., Jones, M., Joo, K., Jun, S., Junk, T., Kamon, T., Karchin, P., Kasmi, A., Kato, Y., Ketchum, W., Keung, J., Khotilovich, V., Kilminster, B., Kim, D., Kim, H., Kim, H., Kim, J., Kim, M., Kim, S., Kim, S., Kim, Y., Kimura, N., Kirby, M., Klimenko, S., Kondo, K., Kong, D., Konigsberg, J., Kotwal, A., Kreps, M., Kroll, J., Krop, D., Krumnack, N., Kruse, M., Krutelyov, V., Kuhr, T., Kurata, M., Kwang, S., Laasanen, A., Lami, S., Lammel, S., Lancaster, M., Lander, R., Lannon, K., Lath, A., Latino, G., LeCompte, T., Lee, E., Lee, H., Lee, J., Lee, S., Leo, S., Leone, S., Lewis, J., Limosani, A., Lin, C.-J., Linacre, J., Lindgren, M., Lipeles, E., Lister, A., Litvintsev, D., Liu, C., Liu, Q., Liu, T., Lockwitz, S., Lockyer, N., Loginov, A., Lucchesi, D., Lueck, J., Lujan, P., Lukens, P., Lungu, G., Lys, J., Lysak, R., Madrak, R., Maeshima, K., Makhoul, K., Maksimovic, P., Malik, S., Manca, G., Manousakis-Katsikakis, A., Margaroli, F., Marino, C., Martínez, M., Martínez-Ballarín, R., Mastrandrea, P., Mathis, M., Mattson, M., Mazzanti, P., McFarland, K., McIntyre, P., McNulty, R., Mehta, A., Mehtala, P., Menzione, A., Mesropian, C., Miao, T., Mietlicki, 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Rusu, V., Safonov, A., Sakumoto, W., Sakurai, Y., Santi, L., Sartori, L., Sato, K., Saveliev, V., Savoy-Navarro, A., Schlabach, P., Schmidt, A., Schmidt, E., Schmidt, M., Schmitt, M., Schwarz, T., Scodellaro, L., Scribano, A., Scuri, F., Sedov, A., Seidel, S., Seiya, Y., Semenov, A., Sforza, F., Sfyrla, A., Shalhout, S., Shears, T., Shepard, P., Shimojima, M., Shiraishi, S., Shochet, M., Shreyber, I., Simonenko, A., Sinervo, P., Sissakian, A., Sliwa, K., Smith, J., Snider, F., Soha, A., Somalwar, S., Sorin, V., Squillacioti, P., Stancari, M., Stanitzki, M., St Denis, R., Stelzer, B., Stelzer-Chilton, O., Stentz, D., Strologas, J., Strycker, G., Sudo, Y., Sukhanov, A., Suslov, I., Takemasa, K., Takeuchi, Y., Tang, J., Tecchio, M., Teng, P., Thom, J., Thome, J., Thompson, G., Thomson, E., Ttito-Guzmán, P., Tkaczyk, S., Toback, D., Tokar, S., Tollefson, K., Tomura, T., Tonelli, D., Torre, S., Torretta, D., Totaro, P., Trovato, M., Tu, Y., Ukegawa, F., Uozumi, S., Varganov, A., Vázquez, F., Velev, G., Vellidis, C., Vidal, M., Vila, I., Vilar, R., Vizán, J., Vogel, M., Volpi, G., Wagner, P., Wagner, R., Wakisaka, T., Wallny, R., Wang, S., Warburton, A., Waters, D., Weinberger, M., Wester, W., Whitehouse, B., Whiteson, D., Wicklund, A., Wicklund, E., Wilbur, S., Wick, F., Williams, H., Wilson, J., Wilson, P., Winer, B., Wittich, P., Wolbers, S., Wolfe, H., Wright, T., Wu, X., Wu, Z., Yamamoto, K., Yamaoka, J., Yang, T., Yang, U., Yang, Y., Yao, W.-M., Yeh, G., Yi, K., Yoh, J., Yorita, K., Yoshida, T., Yu, G., Yu, I., Yu, S., Yun, J., Zanetti, A., Zeng, Y., and Zucchelli, S.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Physical Review Letters
Publisher:American Physical Society
ISSN:0031-9007
ISSN (Online):1079-7114

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
395963Experimental Particle PhysicsAnthony DoyleScience & Technologies Facilities Council (STFC)ST/H001077/1Physics and Astronomy