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Oxana Smirnova

Oxana Smirnova

Senior Lecturer, Deputy Head of division

Oxana Smirnova

Measurement of W± -boson and Z-boson production cross-sections in pp collisions at √s=2.76 TeV with the ATLAS detector

Author

  • G Aad
  • Torsten Åkesson
  • Simona Bocchetta
  • Lene Bryngemark
  • Eric Edward Corrigan
  • Caterina Doglioni
  • Kristian Gregersen
  • Eva Brottmann Hansen
  • Vincent Hedberg
  • Göran Jarlskog
  • Charles Kalderon
  • Edgar Kellermann
  • Balazs Konya
  • Else Lytken
  • Katja Mankinen
  • Caterina Marcon
  • Ulf Mjörnmark
  • Geoffrey André Adrien Mullier
  • Ruth Pöttgen
  • Trine Poulsen
  • Eleni Skorda
  • Oxana Smirnova
  • L Zwalinski

Summary, in English

The production cross-sections for W± and Z bosons are measured using ATLAS data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 4.0 pb- 1 collected at a centre-of-mass energy s=2.76 TeV. The decay channels W→ ℓν and Z→ ℓℓ are used, where ℓ can be an electron or a muon. The cross-sections are presented for a fiducial region defined by the detector acceptance and are also extrapolated to the full phase space for the total inclusive production cross-section. The combined (average) total inclusive cross-sections for the electron and muon channels are: σW+→ℓνtot=2312±26(stat.)±27(syst.)±72(lumi.)±30(extr.)pb,σW-→ℓνtot=1399±21(stat.)±17(syst.)±43(lumi.)±21(extr.)pb,σZ→ℓℓtot=323.4±9.8(stat.)±5.0(syst.)±10.0(lumi.)±5.5(extr.)pb.Measured ratios and asymmetries constructed using these cross-sections are also presented. These observables benefit from full or partial cancellation of many systematic uncertainties that are correlated between the different measurements. © 2019, CERN for the benefit of the ATLAS collaboration.

Department/s

  • Particle and nuclear physics
  • eSSENCE: The e-Science Collaboration

Publishing year

2019

Language

English

Publication/Series

European Physical Journal C

Volume

79

Issue

11

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Springer

Topic

  • Subatomic Physics

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1434-6044