Inclusive W and Z production in the forward region at s√=7TeV

Aaij, R. et al. (2012) Inclusive W and Z production in the forward region at s√=7TeV. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2012(58), (doi: 10.1007/JHEP06(2012)058)

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Abstract

Measurements of inclusive W and Z boson production cross-sections in pp collisions at s√=7TeV using final states containing muons are presented. The data sample corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 37 pb−1 collected with the LHCb detector. The W and Z bosons are reconstructed from muons with a transverse momentum above 20 GeV/c and pseudorapidity between 2.0 and 4.5, and, in the case of the Z cross-section, a dimuon invariant mass between 60 and 120 GeV/c2. The cross-sections are measured to be 831 ± 9 ± 27 ± 29pb for W +, 656 ± 8 ± 19 ± 23 for W − and 76.7 ± 1.7 ± 3.3 ± 2.7pb for Z, where the first uncertainty is statistical, the second is systematic and the third is due to the luminosity. Differential cross-sections, W and Z cross-section ratios and the lepton charge asymmetry are also measured in the same kinematic region. The ratios are determined to be σW+→μ+ν/σW−→μ−ν−=1.27±0.02±0.01 and (σW+→μ+ν+σW−→μ−ν−)/σZ→μμ=19.4±0.5±0.9 . The results are in general agreement with theoretical predictions, performed at next-to-next-to-leading order in QCD using recently calculated parton distribution functions.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Pappagallo, Dr Marco and Alexander, Dr Michael and Soler, Professor Paul and MacRaighne, Dr Aaron and Borghi, Dr Silvia and Spradlin, Dr Patrick and Plackett, Dr Richard and Rodrigues, Dr Eduardo and Eklund, Professor Lars and Bates, Mrs Alison
Authors: Aaij, R., Abellan Beteta, C., Adametz, A., Adeva, B., Adinolfi, M., Adrover, C., Affolder, A., Ajaltouni, Z., Albrecht, J., Alessio, F., Alexander, M., Ali, S., Alkhazov, G., Alvarez Cartelle, P., Alves, A.A., Amato, S., Amhis, Y., Anderson, J., Appleby, R.B., Aquines Gutierrez, O., Archilli, F., Artamonov, A., Artuso, M., Aslanides, E., Auriemma, G., Bachmann, S., Back, J.J., Balagura, V., Baldini, W., Barlow, R.J., Barschel, C., Barsuk, S., Barter, W., Bates, A., Bauer, C., Bauer, T., Bay, A., Beddow, J., Bediaga, I., Belogurov, S., Belous, K., Belyaev, I., Ben-Haim, E., Benayoun, M., Bencivenni, G., Benson, S., Benton, J., Bernet, R., Bettler, M.-O., Beuzekom, M., Bien, A., Bifani, S., Bird, T., Bizzeti, A., Bjørnstad, P.M., Blake, T., Blanc, F., Blanks, C., Blouw, J., Blusk, S., Bobrov, A., Bocci, V., Bondar, A., Bondar, N., Bonivento, W., Borghi, S., Borgia, A., Bowcock, T.J.V., Bozzi, C., Brambach, T., Brand, J., Bressieux, J., Brett, D., Britsch, M., Britton, T., Brook, N.H., Brown, H., Büchler-Germann, A., Burducea, I., Bursche, A., Buytaert, J., Cadeddu, S., Callot, O., Calvi, M., Calvo Gomez, M., Camboni, A., Campana, P., Carbone, A., Carboni, G., Cardinale, R., Cardini, A., Carson, L., Carvalho Akiba, K., Casse, G., Cattaneo, M., Cauet, C., Charles, M., Charpentier, P., Chiapolini, N., Chrzaszcz, M., Ciba, K., Cid Vidal, X., Ciezarek, G., Clarke, P.E.L., Clemencic, M., Cliff, H.V., Closier, J., Coca, C., Coco, V., Cogan, J., Cogneras, E., Collins, P., Comerma-Montells, A., Contu, A., Cook, A., Coombes, M., Corti, G., Couturier, B., Cowan, G.A., Currie, R., D’Ambrosio, C., David, P., David, P.N.Y., Bonis, I., Bruyn, K., Capua, S., Cian, M., Miranda, J.M., Paula, L., Simone, P., Decamp, D., Deckenhoff, M., Degaudenzi, H., Buono, L., Deplano, C., Derkach, D., Deschamps, O., Dettori, F., Dickens, J., Dijkstra, H., Diniz Batista, P., Domingo Bonal, F., Donleavy, S., Dordei, F., Dosil Suárez, A., Dossett, D., Dovbnya, A., Dupertuis, F., Dzhelyadin, R., Dziurda, A., Dzyuba, A., Easo, S., Egede, U., Egorychev, V., Eidelman, S., Eijk, D., Eisele, F., Eisenhardt, S., Ekelhof, R., Eklund, L., Elsasser, C., Elsby, D., Esperante Pereira, D., Falabella, A., Färber, C., Fardell, G., Farinelli, C., Farry, S., Fave, V., Fernandez Albor, V., Ferro-Luzzi, M., Filippov, S., Fitzpatrick, C., Fontana, M., Fontanelli, F., Forty, R., Francisco, O., Frank, M., Frei, C., Frosini, M., Furcas, S., Gallas Torreira, A., Galli, D., Gandelman, M., Gandini, P., Gao, Y., Garnier, J.-C., Garofoli, J., Garra Tico, J., Garrido, L., Gascon, D., Gaspar, C., Gauld, R., Gauvin, N., Gersabeck, M., Gershon, T., Ghez, P., Gibson, V., Gligorov, V.V., Göbel, C., Golubkov, D., Golutvin, A., Gomes, A., Gordon, H., Grabalosa Gándara, M., Graciani Diaz, R., Granado Cardoso, L.A., Graugés, E., Graziani, G., Grecu, A., Greening, E., Gregson, S., Grünberg, O., Gui, B., Gushchin, E., Guz, Y., Gys, T., Hadjivasiliou, C., Haefeli, G., Haen, C., Haines, S.C., Hampson, T., Hansmann-Menzemer, S., Harnew, N., Harrison, J., Harrison, P.F., Hartmann, T., He, J., Heijne, V., Hennessy, K., Henrard, P., Hernando Morata, J.A., Herwijnen, E., Hicks, E., Holubyev, K., Hopchev, P., Hulsbergen, W., Hunt, P., Huse, T., Huston, R.S., Hutchcroft, D., Hynds, D., Iakovenko, V., Ilten, P., Imong, J., Jacobsson, R., Jaeger, A., Jahjah Hussein, M., Jans, E., Jansen, F., Jaton, P., Jean-Marie, B., Jing, F., John, M., Johnson, D., Jones, C.R., Jost, B., Kaballo, M., Kandybei, S., Karacson, M., Karbach, T.M., Keaveney, J., Kenyon, I. 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College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Journal of High Energy Physics
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:1029-8479
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2012 CERN, for the benefit of the LHCb collaboration
First Published:First published in Journal of High Energy Physics 2012:58
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