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Measurement of the W charge asymmetry in the W -> μν decay mode in pp collisions at √s=7 TeV with the ATLAS detecto

CollaborationWith : Abdelalim Aly, Ahmed Aly / Alexandre, Gauthier / Backes, Moritz / Bell, Paul / Bell, William / Berglund, Frida Elina / Blondel, Alain / Bucci, Francesca / Clark, Allan Geoffrey / Dao, Valerio / Ferrere, Didier / Gadomski, Szymon / Garcia Navarro, Jose Enrique / Gaumer, Olivier / Gonzalez Sevilla, Sergio / Goulette, Marc / Hamilton, Andrew / Leger, Annie / Lister, Alison / Macina-Buono, Daniela / Martin Dit Latour, Bertrand / Mikulec, Bettina / Moneta, Lorenzo / Mora Herrera, Maria Clemencia Rosario / Morone, Maria Cristina / Nektarijevic, Snezana / Orellana, Frédérik / Pasztor, Arpad / Pohl, Martin / Robichaud-Veronneau, Andrée / Rosselet, Laurent / Urquijo, Phillip / Wu, Xin
Published in Physics letters. B. 2011, vol. 701, no. 1, p. 31-49
Abstract This Letter reports a measurement of the muon charge asymmetry from W bosons produced in proton–proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 7 TeV with the ATLAS experiment at the LHC. The asymmetry is measured in the W→μν decay mode as a function of the muon pseudorapidity using a data sample corresponding to a total integrated luminosity of 31 pb−1. The results are compared to predictions based on next-to-leading order calculations with various parton distribution functions. This measurement provides information on the u and d quark momentum fractions in the proton.
Keywords W productionCharge asymmetryParton distribution functionMuon decay mode
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ATLAS COLLABORATION. Measurement of the W charge asymmetry in the W -> μν decay mode in pp collisions at √s=7 TeV with the ATLAS detecto. In: Physics letters. B, 2011, vol. 701, n° 1, p. 31-49. doi: 10.1016/j.physletb.2011.05.024 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:41129

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