22-28 July 2010
Palais des Congrès de Paris
Europe/Paris timezone

PDF sensitivity studies using electroweak processes at LHCb

22 Jul 2010, 15:05
13m
Salle 251 ()

Salle 251

Parallel Session Talk 04 - Hadronic Structure, Parton Distributions, soft QCD, Spectroscopy 04 - Hadronic Structure, Parton Distributions, soft QCD, Spectroscopy

Speaker

Dr Ronan McNulty (UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN)

Description

We summarise the results from early LHCb data for muon final states produced through the Drell-Yan process via W, Z and gamma* down to a Q2 of 10 GeV2. Extrapolating these results up to the sample sizes expected in the remainder of the 2010 run gives exciting prospects for parton density function studies, which will benefit from LHCb’s unique ability to trigger on low momentum objects. Due to the forward acceptance of LHCb x values down to 2 × 10−6 can be probed, where with just 100 pb−1 of data the gluon PDF can be constrained down to 10%.

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