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Measurement of the inclusive W± and Z/γ* cross sections in the e and μ decay channels in pp collisions at s√=7  TeV with the ATLAS detector

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Article number072004
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>23/04/2012
<mark>Journal</mark>Physical Review D
Issue number7
Volume85
Number of pages39
Publication statusPublished
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

The production cross sections of the inclusive Drell-Yan processes W±→ℓν and Z/γ∗→ℓℓ (ℓ=e, μ) are measured in proton-proton collisions at s√=7  TeV with the ATLAS detector. The cross sections are reported integrated over a fiducial kinematic range, extrapolated to the full range, and also evaluated differentially as a function of the W decay lepton pseudorapidity and the Z boson rapidity, respectively. Based on an integrated luminosity of about 35  pb−1 collected in 2010, the precision of these measurements reaches a few percent. The integrated and the differential W± and Z/γ∗ cross sections in the e and μ channels are combined, and compared with perturbative QCD calculations, based on a number of different parton distribution sets available at next-to-next-to-leading order.

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Published by the American Physical Society under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. Further distribution of this work must maintain attribution to the author(s) and the published article’s title, journal citation, and DOI. © 2012 CERN, for the ATLAS Collaboration