Measurement of angular correlations in Drell–Yan lepton pairs to probe Z/γ boson transverse momentum at √s=7 TeV with the ATLAS detector

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A measurement of angular correlations in Drell–Yan lepton pairs via the ϕ observable is presented. This variable probes the same physics as the Z/γ boson transverse momentum with a better experimental resolution. The Z/γ →e e and Z/γ →μ μ decays produced in proton–proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of sqrts=7 TeV are used. The data were collected with the ATLAS detector at the LHC and correspond to an integrated luminosity of 4.6 fb . Normalised differential cross sections as a function of ϕ are measured separately for electron and muon decay channels. These channels are then combined for improved accuracy. The cross section is also measured double differentially as a function of ϕ for three independent bins of the Z boson rapidity. The results are compared to QCD calculations and to predictions from different Monte Carlo event generators. The data are reasonably well described, in all measured Z boson rapidity regions, by resummed QCD predictions combined with fixed-order perturbative QCD calculations or by some Monte Carlo event generators. The measurement precision is typically better by one order of magnitude than present theoretical uncertainties. η η η ⁎ ⁎ ⁎ + − ⁎ + − −1 ⁎ ⁎

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  • Aad, G; Abajyan, T; Abbott, B; Abdallah, J; Abdel Khalek, S; Abdelalim, AA; Abdinov, O; Aben, R; Abi, B; Abolins, M; AbouZeid, OS; Abramowicz, H; Abreu, H; Acharya, BS; Adamczyk, L; Adams, DL; Addy, TN; Adelman, J; Adomeit, S; Adragna, P; Adye, T; Aefsky, S; Aguilar-Saavedra, JA; Agustoni, M; Ahlen, SP; Ahles, F; Ahmad, A; Ahsan, M; Aielli, G; Åkesson, TPA; Akimoto, G; Akimov, AV; 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; Allbrooke, BMM; Allison, LJ; Allport, PP; Allwood-Spiers, SE; Almond, J; Aloisio, A; Alon, R; Alonso, A; Alonso, F; Altheimer, A; Alvarez Gonzalez, B; Alviggi, MG; Amako, K; Amelung, C; Ammosov, VV; Amor Dos Santos, SP; Amorim, A; Amoroso, S; Amram, N; Anastopoulos, C; Ancu, LS; Andari, N; Andeen, T; Anders, CF; Anders, G; Anderson, KJ; Andreazza, A; Andrei, V; Andrieux, ML; Anduaga, XS; Angelidakis, S; Anger, P; Angerami, A; Anghinolfi, F; Anisenkov, A; Anjos, N; Annovi, A; Antonaki, A; Antonelli, M; Antonov, A; Antos, J; Anulli, F; Aoki, M; Aoun, S; Aperio Bella, L; Apolle, R; Arabidze, G; Aracena, I; Arai, Y; Arce, ATH; Arfaoui, S; Arguin, JF; Argyropoulos, S; Arik, E

Published Date

  • March 13, 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 720 / 1-3

Start / End Page

  • 32 - 51

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0370-2693

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.physletb.2013.01.054

Citation Source

  • Scopus