Measurement of the cross-section and charge asymmetry of W bosons produced in proton--proton collisions at s√=8 TeV with the ATLAS detector

Franconi, Laura; Miucci, Antonio; Merlassino, Claudia; Haug, Sigve; Weber, Michael; Anders, John Kenneth; Beck, Hans Peter; Ereditato, Antonio; Rimoldi, Marco; Weston, Thomas Daniel (2019). Measurement of the cross-section and charge asymmetry of W bosons produced in proton--proton collisions at s√=8 TeV with the ATLAS detector. The European physical journal. C, Particles and fields, 79(9) Springer 10.1140/epjc/s10052-019-7199-0

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This paper presents measurements of the W+→μ+ ν and W−→μ− ν cross-sections and the associated charge asymmetry as a function of the absolute pseudorapidity of the decay muon. The data were collected in proton–proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 8 TeV with the ATLAS experiment at the LHC and correspond to a total integrated luminosity of 20.2 fb −1. The precision of the cross-section measurements varies between 0.8 and 1.5% as a function of the pseudorapidity, excluding the 1.9% uncertainty on the integrated luminosity. The charge asymmetry is measured with an uncertainty between 0.002 and 0.003. The results are compared with predictions based on next-to-next-to-leading-order calculations with various parton distribution functions and have the sensitivity to discriminate between them.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

10 Strategic Research Centers > Albert Einstein Center for Fundamental Physics (AEC)
08 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute > Laboratory for High Energy Physics (LHEP)

UniBE Contributor:

Franconi, Laura; Miucci, Antonio; Merlassino, Claudia; Haug, Sigve; Weber, Michael; Anders, John Kenneth; Beck, Hans Peter; Ereditato, Antonio; Rimoldi, Marco and Weston, Thomas Daniel

Subjects:

500 Science > 530 Physics

ISSN:

1434-6044

Publisher:

Springer

Language:

English

Submitter:

BORIS Import LHEP

Date Deposited:

15 Jun 2020 10:29

Last Modified:

15 Jun 2020 10:38

Publisher DOI:

10.1140/epjc/s10052-019-7199-0

Additional Information:

Kollaboration - Es sind nur die Berner Autoren namentlich erwaehnt; ATLAS collaboration

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.143582

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/143582

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