Measurements of W and Z boson production in pp collisions at √s = 5.02 TeV with the ATLAS detector

M. Aaboud, Paul Newman, ATLAS Collaboration

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Measurements of fiducial integrated and differential cross sections for inclusive W+, W− and Z boson production are reported. They are based on 25.0 ± 0.5 pb−1 of pp collision data at √s = 5.02 TeV collected with the ATLAS detector at the CERN Large Hadron Collider. Electron and muon decay channels are analysed, and the combined W+, W− and Z integrated cross sections are found to be σW+ = 2266 ± 9 (stat) ± 29 (syst) ± 43 (lumi) pb, σW− = 1401 ± 7 (stat) ± 18 (syst) ± 27 (lumi) pb, and σZ = 374.5±3.4 (stat)±3.6 (syst)±7.0 (lumi) pb, in good agreement with next-to-next-to-leading-order QCD crosssection calculations. These measurements serve as references for Pb+Pb interactions at the LHC at √sNN = 5.02 TeV.
Original languageEnglish
Article number128
Number of pages29
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Early online date11 Feb 2019
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 11 Feb 2019

Bibliographical note

43 pages in total, author list starting page 27, 13 figures, 10 tables, submitted to EPJC. All figures including auxiliary figures are available at

Aaboud, M., Aad, G., Abbott, B. et al. Eur. Phys. J. C (2019) 79: 128.


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