Measurement of the inclusive W-+/- and Z/gamma* cross sections in the e and mu decay channels in pp collisions at root s=7 TeV with the ATLAS detector
2012 (English)In: Physical Review D, ISSN 1550-7998, Vol. 85, no 7, 072004- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The production cross sections of the inclusive Drell-Yan processes W-+/- -> l nu and Z/gamma* -> ll (l = e, mu) are measured in proton-proton collisions at root s = 7 TeV with the ATLAS detector. The cross sections are reported integrated over a fiducial kinematic range, extrapolated to the full range, and also evaluated differentially as a function of the W decay lepton pseudorapidity and the Z boson rapidity, respectively. Based on an integrated luminosity of about 35 pb(-1) collected in 2010, the precision of these measurements reaches a few percent. The integrated and the differential W-+/- and Z/gamma* cross sections in the e and mu channels are combined, and compared with perturbative QCD calculations, based on a number of different parton distribution sets available at next-to-next-to-leading order.
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2012. Vol. 85, no 7, 072004- p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-175094DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.85.072004ISI: 000303169500003OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-175094DiVA: diva2:530169
With 3018 more authors from the ATLAS Collaboration.2012-06-012012-06-012012-06-01Bibliographically approved