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

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Colleges, School and Institutes

Abstract

This paper presents measurements of the W+ → μ+ν and W → μν 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 crosssection 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.

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All figures including auxiliary figures are available at https://atlas.web.cern.ch/Atlas/GROUPS/PHYSICS/PAPERS/STDM-2017-13/

Details

Original languageEnglish
Article number760
Number of pages25
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Volume79
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 12 Sep 2019

Keywords

  • hep-ex