Measurement of the polarisation of W bosons produced with large transverse momentum in pp collisions at √s =7 TeV with the ATLAS experiment

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This paper describes an analysis of the angular distribution of W→eν and W→μν decays, using data from pp collisions at √s =7 TeV recorded with the ATLAS detector at the LHC in 2010, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of about 35 pb-1. Using the decay lepton transverse momentum and the missing transverse momentum, the W decay angular distribution projected onto the transverse plane is obtained and analysed in terms of helicity fractions f0, fL and fR over two ranges of W transverse momentum (pWT): 35 < pWT < 50 GeV and pWT > 50 GeV. Good agreement is found with theoretical predictions. For pWT >50 GeV, the values of f0 and fL-fR, averaged over charge and lepton flavour, are measured to be: f0=0. 127±0. 030±0. 108 and fL-fR=0. 252±0. 017±0. 030, where the first uncertainties are statistical, and the second include all systematic effects. © 2012 CERN for the benefit of the ATLAS collaboration.

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  • Aad, G; Abbott, B; Abdallah, J; Abdelalim, AA; Abdesselam, A; Abdinov, O; Abi, B; Abolins, M; AbouZeid, OS; Abramowicz, H; Abreu, H; Acerbi, E; Acharya, BS; Adamczyk, L; Adams, DL; Addy, TN; Adelman, J; Aderholz, M; Adomeit, S; Adragna, P; Adye, T; Aefsky, S; Aguilar-Saavedra, JA; Aharrouche, M; Ahlen, SP; Ahles, F; Ahmad, A; Ahsan, M; Aielli, G; Akdogan, T; Åkesson, TPA; Akimoto, G; Akimov, AV; Akiyama, A; Alam, MS; Alam, MA; Albert, J; Albrand, S; Aleksa, M; Aleksandrov, IN; Alessandria, F; Alexa, C; Alexander, G; Alexandre, G; Alexopoulos, T; Alhroob, M; Aliev, M; Alimonti, G; Alison, J; Aliyev, M; Allbrooke, BMM; Allport, PP; Allwood-Spiers, SE; Almond, J; Aloisio, A; Alon, R; Alonso, A; Alvarez Gonzalez, B; Alviggi, MG; Amako, K; Amaral, P; Amelung, C; Ammosov, VV; Amorim, A; Amorós, G; Amram, N; Anastopoulos, C; Ancu, LS; Andari, N; Andeen, T; Anders, CF; Anders, G; Anderson, KJ; Andreazza, A; Andrei, V; Andrieux, ML; Anduaga, XS; Angerami, A; Anghinolfi, F; Anisenkov, A; Anjos, N; Annovi, A; Antonaki, A; Antonelli, M; Antonov, A; Antos, J; Anulli, F; Aoun, S; Aperio Bella, L; Apolle, R; Arabidze, G; Aracena, I; Arai, Y; Arce, ATH; Arfaoui, S; Arguin, JF; Arik, E; Arik, M; Armbruster, AJ; Arnaez, O

Published Date

  • May 1, 2012

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Volume / Issue

  • 72 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 1 - 30

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1434-6052

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1434-6044

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1140/epjc/s10052-012-2001-6

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  • Scopus