Measurement of the W → ℓν and Z/γ* → ℓℓ production cross sections in proton-proton collisions at √ s = 7 TeV with the ATLAS detector

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First measurements of the W → ℓν and Z/γ * → ℓℓ (ℓ = e, μ) production cross sections in proton-proton collisions at √ s = 7TeV are presented using data recorded by the ATLAS experiment at the LHC. The results are based on 2250 W → ℓν and 179 Z/γ* → ℓℓ candidate events selected from a data set corresponding to an integrated luminosity of approximately 320 nb-1. The measured total W and Z/ γ*-boson production cross sections times the respective leptonic branching ratios for the combined electron and muon channels are σtotW · BR(W → ℓν) = 9.96 ± 0.23(stat) ± 0.50(syst) ± 1.10(lumi) nb and σtotZ/γ* · BR(Z/ γ* → ℓℓ) = 0.82 ± 0.06 (stat) ± 0.05 (syst) ± 0.09 (lumi) nb (within the invariant mass window 66 < mℓℓ < 116 GeV). The W/Z cross-section ratio is measured to be 11.7 ± 0.9(stat) ± 0.4(syst). In addition, measurements of the W+ and W- production cross sections and of the lepton charge asymmetry are reported. Theoretical predictions based on NNLO QCD calculations are found to agree with the measurements.

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

Published Date

  • December 1, 2010

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Volume / Issue

  • 2010 / 12

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1029-8479

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1126-6708

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/JHEP12(2010)060

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  • Scopus