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Measurement of the transverse momentum distribution of W bosons in pp collisions at √s=7  TeV with the ATLAS detector

ContributorsATLAS Collaboration
Publication date2012

This paper describes a measurement of the W boson transverse momentum distribution using ATLAS pp collision data from the 2010 run of the LHC at s√=7  TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of about 31  pb−1. Events form both W→eν and W→μν are used, and the transverse momentum of the W candidates is measured through the energy deposition in the calorimeter from the recoil of the W. The resulting distributions are unfolded to obtain the normalized differential cross sections as a function of the W boson transverse momentum. We present results for pWT<300  GeV in the electron and muon channels as well as for their combination, and compare the combined results to the predictions of perturbative QCD and a selection of event generators.

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ATLAS Collaboration. Measurement of the transverse momentum distribution of <em>W</em> bosons in <em>pp</em> collisions at √s=7  TeV with the ATLAS detector. In: Physical review. D. Particles, fields, gravitation, and cosmology, 2012, vol. 85, n° 01, p. 012005. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevD.85.012005
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