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Measurement of W ± and Z -boson production cross sections in pp collisions at √s = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector

CollaborationWith : Ancu, Lucian Stefan / Bilbao De Mendizabal, Javier / Calace, Noemi / Chatterjee, Avishek / Clark, Allan Geoffrey / Coccaro, Andrea / Delitzsch, Chris Malena / Della Volpe, Domenico / Ferrere, Didier / Gadomski, Szymon / Golling, Tobias / Gonzalez Sevilla, Sergio / Gramling, Johanna Léna / Guescini, Francesco / Iacobucci, Giuseppe / Katre, Akshay / Khoo, Teng Jian / Lionti, Anthony Eric / March Ruiz, Luis / Mermod, Philippe / Miucci, Antonio / Nackenhorst, Olaf / Paolozzi, Lorenzo / Ristic, Branislav / Schramm, Steven / Sfyrla, Anna / Vallecorsa, Sofia / Wu, Xin
Published in Physics Letters. B. 2016
Collection SCOAP3
Abstract Measurements of the W±→ℓ±ν and Z→ℓ+ℓ− production cross sections (where ℓ±=e±,μ± ) in proton–proton collisions at s=13 TeV are presented using data recorded by the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider, corresponding to a total integrated luminosity of 81 pb −1 . The total inclusive W± -boson production cross sections times the single-lepton-flavour branching ratios are σW+tot=11.83±0.02 (stat)±0.32 (sys)±0.25 (lumi) nb and σW−tot=8.79±0.02 (stat)±0.24 (sys)±0.18 (lumi) nb for W+ and W− , respectively. The total inclusive Z -boson production cross section times leptonic branching ratio, within the invariant mass window 66<mℓℓ<116 GeV , is σZtot=1.981±0.007 (stat)±0.038 (sys)±0.042 (lumi) nb . The W+ , W− , and Z -boson production cross sections and cross-section ratios within a fiducial region defined by the detector acceptance are also measured. The cross-section ratios benefit from significant cancellation of experimental uncertainties, resulting in σW+fid/σW−fid=1.295±0.003 (stat)±0.010 (sys) and σW±fid/σZfid=10.31±0.04 (stat)±0.20 (sys) . Theoretical predictions, based on calculations accurate to next-to-next-to-leading order for quantum chromodynamics and to next-to-leading order for electroweak processes and which employ different parton distribution function sets, are compared to these measurements.
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ATLAS COLLABORATION. Measurement of W ± and Z -boson production cross sections in pp collisions at √s = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector. In: Physics Letters. B, 2016. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:84916

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