Measurement of the angular coefficients in ℤ-boson events using electron and muon pairs from data taken at √s=8 TeV with the ATLAS detector

Mullier, Geoffrey; Haug, Sigve; Weber, Michael; Meloni, Federico; Cervelli, Alberto; Beck, Hans Peter; Stucci, Stefania; Ereditato, Antonio (2016). Measurement of the angular coefficients in ℤ-boson events using electron and muon pairs from data taken at √s=8 TeV with the ATLAS detector. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2016(8) Springer 10.1007/JHEP08(2016)159

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The angular distributions of Drell-Yan charged lepton pairs around the Z-boson mass peak probe the underlying QCD dynamics of Z-boson production. This paper presents a measurement of the complete set of angular coefficients A₀-₇ describing these distributions in the Z-boson Collins-Soper frame. The data analysed correspond to 20.3 fb⁻¹ of pp collisions at √s=8 TeV, collected by the ATLAS detector at the CERN LHC. The measurements are compared to the most precise fixed-order calculations currently available (Oα2s) and with theoretical predictions embedded in Monte Carlo generators. The measurements are precise enough to probe QCD corrections beyond the formal accuracy of these calculations and to provide discrimination between different parton-shower models. A significant deviation from the (Oα2s) predictions is observed for A₀-A₂. Evidence is found for non-zero A₅₆₇, consistent with expectations.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute > Laboratory for High Energy Physics (LHEP)

UniBE Contributor:

Haug, Sigve; Weber, Michael and Beck, Hans Peter

Subjects:

500 Science > 530 Physics
500 Science > 510 Mathematics

ISSN:

1029-8479

Publisher:

Springer

Language:

English

Submitter:

Annette Krebs-Wegenast

Date Deposited:

20 Jul 2017 15:41

Last Modified:

23 Jul 2017 02:17

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/JHEP08(2016)159

Additional Information:

Kollaboration - Es sind nur die Berner Autoren namentlich erwähnt.

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.99933

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/99933

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