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Measurement of the production cross section for W-bosons in association with jets in pp collisions at √s=7 TeV with the ATLAS detector

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 / Efthymiopoulos, Ilias / 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. 698, no. 5, p. 325-345
Abstract This Letter reports on a first measurement of the inclusive W+jets cross section in proton–proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 7 TeV at the LHC, with the ATLAS detector. Cross sections, in both the electron and muon decay modes of the W-boson, are presented as a function of jet multiplicity and of the transverse momentum of the leading and next-to-leading jets in the event. Measurements are also presented of the ratio of cross sections σ(W+⩾n)/σ(W+⩾n−1) for inclusive jet multiplicities n=1–4. The results, based on an integrated luminosity of 1.3 pb−1, have been corrected for all known detector effects and are quoted in a limited and well-defined range of jet and lepton kinematics. The measured cross sections are compared to particle-level predictions based on perturbative QCD. Next-to-leading order calculations, studied here for n⩽2, are found in good agreement with the data. Leading-order multiparton event generators, normalized to the NNLO total cross section, describe the data well for all measured jet multiplicities.
Keywords W-bosonJetsATLASLHCProton–proton7 TeV
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ATLAS COLLABORATION. Measurement of the production cross section for W-bosons in association with jets in pp collisions at √s=7 TeV with the ATLAS detector. In: Physics Letters. B, 2011, vol. 698, n° 5, p. 325-345. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:41422

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