Precision measurement and interpretation of inclusive W , W- and Z/gamma* production cross sections with the ATLAS detector
M Aaboud, G Aad, B Abbott, J Abdallah, O Abdinov, B Abeloos, OS AbouZeid, NL Abraham, H Abramowicz, H Abreu, R Abreu, Y Abulaiti, BS Acharya, S Adachi, L Adamczyk, DL Adams, J Adelman, S Adomeit, T Adye, AA Affolder Show all
EUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL C | SPRINGER | Published : 2017
High-precision measurements by the ATLAS Collaboration are presented of inclusive W+→ℓ+ν , W-→ℓ-ν¯ and Z/γ∗→ℓℓ ( ℓ=e,μ ) Drell-Yan production cross sections at the LHC. The data were collected in proton-proton collisions at s=7TeV with an integrated luminosity of 4.6fb-1 . Differential W+ and W- cross sections are measured in a lepton pseudorapidity range |ηℓ|<2.5 . Differential Z/γ∗ cross sections are measured as a function of the absolute dilepton rapidity, for |yℓℓ|<3.6 , for three intervals of dilepton mass, mℓℓ , extending from 46 to 150GeV . The integrated and differential electron- and muon-channel cross sections are combined and compared to theoretical predictions using recent sets o..View full abstract
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We thank CERN for the very successful operation of the LHC, as well as the support staff from our institutions without whom ATLAS could not be operated efficiently. We acknowledge the support of ANPCyT, Argentina; YerPhI, Armenia; ARC, Australia; BMWFW and FWF, Austria; ANAS, Azerbaijan; SSTC, Belarus; CNPq and FAPESP, Brazil; NSERC, NRC and CFI, Canada; CERN; CONICYT, Chile; CAS, MOST and NSFC, China; COLCIENCIAS, Colombia; MSMT CR, MPO CR and VSC CR, Czech Republic; DNRF and DNSRC, Denmark; IN2P3-CNRS, CEA-DSM/IRFU, France; SRNSF, Georgia; BMBF, HGF, and MPG, Germany; GSRT, Greece; RGC, Hong Kong SAR, China; ISF, I-CORE and Benoziyo Center, Israel; INFN, Italy; MEXT and JSPS, Japan; CNRST, Morocco; NWO, Netherlands; RCN, Norway; MNiSW and NCN, Poland; FCT, Portugal; MNE/IFA, Romania; MES of Russia and NRC KI, Russian Federation; JINR; MESTD, Serbia; MSSR, Slovakia; ARRS and MIZS, Slovenia; DST/NRF, South Africa; MINECO, Spain; SRC and Wallenberg Foundation, Sweden; SERI, SNSF and Cantons of Bern and Geneva, Switzerland; MOST, Taiwan; TAEK, Turkey; STFC, United Kingdom; DOE and NSF, United States of America. In addition, individual groups and members have received support from BCKDF, the Canada Council, CANARIE, CRC, Compute Canada, FQRNT, and the Ontario Innovation Trust, Canada; EPLANET, ERC, ERDF, FP7, Horizon 2020 and Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions, European Union; Investissements d'Avenir Labex and Idex, ANR, Region Auvergne and Fondation Partager le Savoir, France; DFG and AvH Foundation, Germany; Herakleitos, Thales and Aristeia programmes co-financed by EU-ESF and the Greek NSRF; BSF, GIF and Minerva, Israel; BRF, Norway; CERCA Programme Generalitat de Catalunya, Generalitat Valenciana, Spain; the Royal Society and Leverhulme Trust, United Kingdom. The crucial computing support from all WLCG partners is acknowledged gratefully, in particular from CERN, the ATLAS Tier-1 facilities at TRIUMF (Canada), NDGF (Denmark, Norway, Sweden), CC-IN2P3 (France), KIT/GridKA (Germany), INFN-CNAF (Italy), NL-T1 (Netherlands), PIC (Spain), ASGC (Taiwan), RAL (UK) and BNL (USA), the Tier-2 facilities worldwide and large non-WLCG resource providers. Major contributors of computing resources are listed in Ref. .