Measurement of the production and lepton charge asymmetry of W bosons in Pb+Pb collisions at √sNN = 2.76 TeV with the ATLAS detector

ATLAS, Collaboration; Agustoni, Marco; Beck, Hans Peter; Cervelli, Alberto; Ereditato, Antonio; Haug, Sigve; Kabana, Sonja; Kruker, Tobias; Marti, Lukas; Meloni, Federico; Pretzl, Klaus-Peter; Schneider, Basil; Sciacca, Gianfranco; Stramaglia, Maria Elena; Stucci, Stefania; Weber, Michael (2015). Measurement of the production and lepton charge asymmetry of W bosons in Pb+Pb collisions at √sNN = 2.76 TeV with the ATLAS detector. European physical journal. C - particles and fields, 75(1) EDP Sciences 10.1140/epjc/s10052-014-3231-6

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A measurement of W boson production in lead-lead collisions at √sNN = 2.76 TeV is presented. It is based on the analysis of data collected with the ATLAS detector at the LHC in 2011 corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 0.14 nb⁻¹ and 0.15 nb⁻¹ in the muon and electron decay channels, respectively. The differential production yields and lepton charge asymmetry are each measured as a function of the average number of participating nucleons <N part > and absolute pseudorapidity of the charged lepton. The results are compared to predictions based on next-to-leading-order QCD calculations. These measurements are, in principle, sensitive to possible nuclear modifications to the parton distribution functions and also provide information on scaling of W boson production in multi-nucleon systems.

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

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Agustoni, Marco, Beck, Hans Peter, Cervelli, Alberto, Ereditato, Antonio, Haug, Sigve, Kruker, Tobias, Marti, Lukas, Meloni, Federico, Pretzl, Klaus-Peter, Schneider, Basil, Sciacca, Gianfranco, Stramaglia, Maria Elena, Stucci, Stefania, Weber, Michele


500 Science > 530 Physics




EDP Sciences




Annette Krebs-Wegenast

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13 Sep 2016 11:19

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