Measurement of the transverse momentum distribution of W bosons in pp collisions at √s=7TeV with the ATLAS detector

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Abstract

  • This paper describes a measurement of the W boson transverse momentum distribution using ATLAS pp collision data from the 2010 run of the LHC at √s=7TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of about 31pb -1. Events form both W→eν and W→μν are used, and the transverse momentum of the W candidates is measured through the energy deposition in the calorimeter from the recoil of the W. The resulting distributions are unfolded to obtain the normalized differential cross sections as a function of the W boson transverse momentum. We present results for pTW<300GeV in the electron and muon channels as well as for their combination, and compare the combined results to the predictions of perturbative QCD and a selection of event generators. © 2012 CERN.
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  • Aad G; Abbott B; Abdallah J; Abdelalim AA; Abdesselam A; Abdinov O; Abi B; Abolins M; Abramowicz H; Abreu H
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  • 85
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  • 1