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Measurement of the production and lepton charge asymmetry of W bosons in Pb+Pb collisions at √sNN=2.76TeV with the ATLAS detector

CollaborationWith : Alexandre, Gauthier / Ancu, Lucian Stefan / Barone, Gaetano / Bell, Paul / Bell, William / Benhar Noccioli, Eleonora / Bilbao De Mendizabal, Javier / Bucci, Francesca / Camacho Toro, Reina / Clark, Allan Geoffrey / Delitzsch, Chris Malena / Della Volpe, Domenico / Doglioni, Caterina / Ferrere, Didier / Gadomski, Szymon / Gonzalez Sevilla, Sergio / Goulette, Marc / Gramling, Johanna Léna / Guescini, Francesco / Iacobucci, Giuseppe / Katre, Akshay / La Rosa, Alessandro / Mermod, Philippe / Miucci, Antonio / Muenstermann, Daniel / Nektarijevic, Snezana / Nikolics, Katalin / Picazio, Attilio / Pohl, Martin / Rosbach, Kilian / Tykhonov, Andrii / Vallecorsa, Sofia / Wu, Xin
Published in European Physical Journal. C. 2015, vol. 75, no. 1, p. 23
Collection Open Access - SCOAP3
Abstract A measurement of W boson production in lead-lead collisions at sNN=2.76TeV is presented. It is based on the analysis of data collected with the ATLAS detector at the LHC in 2011 corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 0.14 nb-1 and 0.15 nb-1 in the muon and electron decay channels, respectively. The differential production yields and lepton charge asymmetry are each measured as a function of the average number of participating nucleons ⟨Npart⟩ and absolute pseudorapidity of the charged lepton. The results are compared to predictions based on next-to-leading-order QCD calculations. These measurements are, in principle, sensitive to possible nuclear modifications to the parton distribution functions and also provide information on scaling of W boson production in multi-nucleon systems.
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ATLAS COLLABORATION. Measurement of the production and lepton charge asymmetry of W bosons in Pb+Pb collisions at √sNN=2.76TeV with the ATLAS detector. In: European Physical Journal. C, 2015, vol. 75, n° 1, p. 23. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:55741

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