Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11851/4933
Title: Measurement of angular correlations in Drell-Yan lepton pairs to probe Z/gamma* boson transverse momentum at root s=7 TeV with the ATLAS detector
Authors: Aad, G.
Abajyan, T.
Abbott, B.
Abdallah, J.
Khalek, S. Abdel
Abdelalim, A. A.
The ATLAS Collaboration
Sultansoy, Saleh
Keywords: Z boson
Differential cross section
Perturbative QCD
Event generators
Monte Carlo models
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Elsevier
Abstract: A measurement of angular correlations in Drell-Yan lepton pairs via the phi(eta)* observable is presented. This variable probes the same physics as the Z/gamma* boson transverse momentum with a better experimental resolution. The Z/gamma* -> e(+)e(-) and Z/gamma* -> mu(+)mu(-) decays produced in proton-proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of root s = 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(-1). Normalised differential cross sections as a function of phi(eta)* 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 phi(eta)* 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. (C) 2013 CERN. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
URI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2013.01.054
https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11851/4933
ISSN: 0370-2693
1873-2445
Appears in Collections:Malzeme Bilimi ve Nanoteknoloji Mühendisliği Bölümü / Department of Material Science & Nanotechnology Engineering
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