Measurement of W and Z boson production at ATLAS

Apr 10, 2019, 5:35 PM
Rettorato - Aula Magna

Rettorato - Aula Magna

Via Verdi, 8 Turin
Parallel Session Talk WG1: Structure Functions and Parton Densities WG1:Structure Functions and Parton Densities


Artur Trofymov (Université Paris-Saclay (FR))


Precision measurements of the production cross sections of W and Z bosons in proton-proton collisions provide stringent tests of perturbative QCD and yield important information about the parton distribution functions (PDFs) for quarks within the proton. We report measurements of fiducial integrated and differential cross sections for inclusive W+, W− and Z boson production, analysed in the electron and muon decay channels, using data collected at center-of-mass energies of 2.76 and 5.02 TeV. The measurement of the W+ and W- cross sections, in bins of the absolute lepton rapidity, and the associated charge asymmetry are also presented. The study is performed using data collected at √s = 8 TeV. If available, a measurement of the transverse momentum distribution of Drell-Yan lepton pairs, performed using 13 TeV data, will also be reported. The measurements are compared with (next-to-)next-to-leading-order QCD cross-section calculations.

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