Measurements of W and Z boson production in pp collisions at √s=5.02 TeV with the ATLAS detector
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Measurements of fiducial integrated and differential cross sections for inclusive W+, W− and Z boson production are reported. They are based on 25.0±0.5pb−1 of pp collision data at s√=5.02 TeV collected with the ATLAS detector at the CERN Large Hadron Collider. Electron and muon decay channels are analysed, and the combined W+, W− and Z integrated cross sections are found to be σW+=2266±9 (stat)±29 (syst)±43 (lumi) pb, σW−=1401±7 (stat)±18 (syst)±27 (lumi) pb, and σZ=374.5±3.4 (stat)±3.6 (syst)±7.0 (lumi) pb, in good agreement with next-to-next-to-leading-order QCD cross-section calculations. These measurements serve as references for Pb+Pb interactions at the LHC at sNN−−−√=5.02 TeV.
CitationAaboud M, Aad G, Abbott B, Abdinov OBo, Abeloos B, Abhayasinghe DK, Abidi SH, AbouZeid H, Abraham NL, Abramowicz H, Buanes T, Djuvsland JI, Eigen G, Fomin N, Lipniacka A, Martin dit Latour B, Mæland S, Stugu B, Yang Z, Zalieckas J, Bugge MK, Cameron DG, Catmore JR, Feigl S, Franconi L, Garonne V, Gramstad E, Hellesund S, Morisbak V, Oppen H, Ould-Saada F, Pedersen M, Read AL, Røhne OM, Sandaker H, Serfon C, Stapnes S, Vadla KOH, Abreu H, Abulaiti Y, Acharya BS, Adachi S, Adamczyk L, Adelman J, Adersberger M, Adigüzel A, Adye T, Affolder AA, Afik Y, Agheorghiesei C, ATLAS C. Measurements of W and Z boson production in pp collisions at √s=5.02 TeV with the ATLAS detector. European Physical Journal C. 2019;79:128
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