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Type: Journal article
Title: Measurement of angular correlations in Drell-Yan lepton pairs to probe Z/γ* boson transverse momentum at √s = 7 TeV with the ATLAS detector
Other Titles: Measurement of angular correlations in Drell-Yan lepton pairs to probe Z/gamma* boson transverse momentum at root s = 7 TeV with the ATLAS detector
Author: The ATLAS Collaboration
Aad, G.
Citation: Physics Letters B, 2013; 720(1-3):32-51
Publisher: Elsevier
Issue Date: 2013
ISSN: 0370-2693
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G. Aad … P. Jackson … L. Lee … A Petridis … N. Soni … M.J. White … et al. [The ATLAS Collaboration]
Abstract: A measurement of angular correlations in Drell–Yan lepton pairs via the φ ∗ η observable is presented. This variable probes the same physics as the Z/γ ∗ boson transverse momentum with a better experimental resolution. The Z/γ ∗ → e+e− and Z/γ ∗ → μ+μ− decays produced in proton–proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of √ s = 7 TeV are used. The data were collected with the ATLAS detector at the LHC and correspond to an integrated luminosity of 4.6 fb−1. Normalised differential cross sections as a function of φ ∗ η are measured separately for electron and muon decay channels. These channels are then combined for improved accuracy. The cross section is also measured double differentially as a function of φ ∗ η for three independent bins of the Z boson rapidity. The results are compared to QCD calculations and to predictions from different Monte Carlo event generators. The data are reasonably well described, in all measured Z boson rapidity regions, by resummed QCD predictions combined with fixed-order perturbative QCD calculations or by some Monte Carlo event generators. The measurement precision is typically better by one order of magnitude than present theoretical uncertainties.
Keywords: Z boson; differential cross section; perturbative QCD; event generators; Monte Carlo models
Rights: © 2013 CERN. Published by Elsevier B.V. Open access under CC BY-NC-ND license.
RMID: 0020133429
DOI: 10.1016/j.physletb.2013.01.054
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