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Measurement of the normalized Z/gamma*->mu+mu- transverse momentum distribution in p\bar{p} collisions at sqrt{s}=1.96 TeV

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Measurement of the normalized Z/gamma*->mu+mu- transverse momentum distribution in p\bar{p} collisions at sqrt{s}=1.96 TeV. / Collaboration, D0; Bertram, Iain; Borissov, Guennadi; Fox, Harald; Williams, Mark; Ratoff, Peter; Love, Peter; Sopczak, Andre.

In: Physics Letters B, Vol. 693, No. 5, 18.10.2010, p. 522-530.

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title = "Measurement of the normalized Z/gamma*->mu+mu- transverse momentum distribution in p\bar{p} collisions at sqrt{s}=1.96 TeV",
abstract = "We present a new measurement of the Z/gamma* transverse momentum distribution in the range 0 - 330GeV, in proton-antiproton collisions at sqrt{s}=1.96 TeV. The measurement uses 0.97 fb-1 of integrated luminosity recorded by the D0 experiment and is the first using the Z/gamma*->mu+mu- + X channel at this center-of-mass energy. This is also the first measurement of the Z/gamma* transverse momentum distribution that presents the result at the level of particles entering the detector, minimizing dependence on theoretical models. As any momentum of the Z/gamma* in the plane transverse to the incoming beams must be balanced by some recoiling system, primarily the result of QCD radiation in the initial state, this variable is an excellent probe of the underlying process. Tests of the predictions of QCD calculations and current event generators show they have varied success in describing the data. Using this measurement as an input to theoretical predictions will allow for a better description of hadron collider data and hence it will increase experimental sensitivity to rare signals.",
author = "D0 Collaboration and Iain Bertram and Guennadi Borissov and Harald Fox and Mark Williams and Peter Ratoff and Peter Love and Andre Sopczak",
note = "Published in Phys. Lett. B",
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AU - Collaboration, D0

AU - Bertram, Iain

AU - Borissov, Guennadi

AU - Fox, Harald

AU - Williams, Mark

AU - Ratoff, Peter

AU - Love, Peter

AU - Sopczak, Andre

N1 - Published in Phys. Lett. B

PY - 2010/10/18

Y1 - 2010/10/18

N2 - We present a new measurement of the Z/gamma* transverse momentum distribution in the range 0 - 330GeV, in proton-antiproton collisions at sqrt{s}=1.96 TeV. The measurement uses 0.97 fb-1 of integrated luminosity recorded by the D0 experiment and is the first using the Z/gamma*->mu+mu- + X channel at this center-of-mass energy. This is also the first measurement of the Z/gamma* transverse momentum distribution that presents the result at the level of particles entering the detector, minimizing dependence on theoretical models. As any momentum of the Z/gamma* in the plane transverse to the incoming beams must be balanced by some recoiling system, primarily the result of QCD radiation in the initial state, this variable is an excellent probe of the underlying process. Tests of the predictions of QCD calculations and current event generators show they have varied success in describing the data. Using this measurement as an input to theoretical predictions will allow for a better description of hadron collider data and hence it will increase experimental sensitivity to rare signals.

AB - We present a new measurement of the Z/gamma* transverse momentum distribution in the range 0 - 330GeV, in proton-antiproton collisions at sqrt{s}=1.96 TeV. The measurement uses 0.97 fb-1 of integrated luminosity recorded by the D0 experiment and is the first using the Z/gamma*->mu+mu- + X channel at this center-of-mass energy. This is also the first measurement of the Z/gamma* transverse momentum distribution that presents the result at the level of particles entering the detector, minimizing dependence on theoretical models. As any momentum of the Z/gamma* in the plane transverse to the incoming beams must be balanced by some recoiling system, primarily the result of QCD radiation in the initial state, this variable is an excellent probe of the underlying process. Tests of the predictions of QCD calculations and current event generators show they have varied success in describing the data. Using this measurement as an input to theoretical predictions will allow for a better description of hadron collider data and hence it will increase experimental sensitivity to rare signals.

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DO - 10.1016/j.physletb.2010.09.012

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JO - Physics Letters B

JF - Physics Letters B

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