Z boson production in proton-lead collisions at the LHC accounting for transverse momenta of initial partons

Apr 9, 2019, 10:45 AM
26m
Palazzo Badini-Confalonieri - Sala Lauree

Palazzo Badini-Confalonieri - Sala Lauree

Via Verdi, 10 Turin
Parallel Session Talk WG4: Hadronic and Electroweak Observables WG4: Hadronic and Electroweak Observables

Speaker

Krzysztof Kutak (Instytut Fizyki Jadrowej Polskiej Akademii Nauk)

Description

I would like to report on a calculation of inclusive Z boson production in proton-lead col-lisions at the LHC taking into account the transverse momenta of the initialpartons. We use the framework of kT-factorization combining transverse momentum dependent parton distributions (TMDs) with off-shell matrix elements.In order to do it we need to construct appropriate TMDs for lead nuclei which is done using the parton branching method. Our computations are comparedwith data from CMS taken at√s= 5.02 TeV. The results are in good agreement with the measurements especially the transverse momentum distribution of theZboson.

Primary author

Krzysztof Kutak (Instytut Fizyki Jadrowej Polskiej Akademii Nauk)

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