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Measurement of the W → ℓν and Z/γ*→ ℓℓ production cross sections in proton-proton collisions at √ s = 7 TeV with the ATLAS detector

  • Author(s): Aad, G
  • Abbott, B
  • Abdallah, J
  • Abdelalim, AA
  • Abdesselam, A
  • Abdinov, O
  • Abi, B
  • Abolins, M
  • Abramowicz, H
  • Abreu, H
  • Acerbi, E
  • Acharya, BS
  • Ackers, M
  • Adams, DL
  • Addy, TN
  • Adelman, J
  • Aderholz, M
  • Adomeit, S
  • Adorisio, C
  • Adragna, P
  • Adye, T
  • Aefsky, S
  • Aguilar-Saavedra, JA
  • Aharrouche, M
  • Ahlen, SP
  • Ahles, F
  • Ahmad, A
  • Ahmed, H
  • Ahsan, M
  • Aielli, G
  • Akdogan, T
  • Åkesson, TPA
  • Akimoto, G
  • Akimov, AV
  • Aktas, A
  • Alam, MS
  • Alam, MA
  • Albrand, S
  • Aleksa, M
  • Aleksandrov, IN
  • Aleppo, M
  • Alessandria, F
  • Alexa, C
  • Alexander, G
  • Alexandre, G
  • Alexopoulos, T
  • Alhroob, M
  • Aliev, M
  • Alimonti, G
  • Alison, J
  • Aliyev, M
  • Allport, PP
  • Allwood-Spiers, SE
  • Almond, J
  • Aloisio, A
  • Alon, R
  • Alonso, A
  • Alonso, J
  • Alviggi, MG
  • Amako, K
  • Amaral, P
  • Ambrosio, G
  • Amelung, C
  • Ammosov, VV
  • Amorim, A
  • Amorós, G
  • Amram, N
  • Anastopoulos, C
  • Andeen, T
  • Anders, CF
  • Anderson, KJ
  • Andreazza, A
  • Andrei, V
  • Andrieux, ML
  • Anduaga, XS
  • Angerami, A
  • Anghinolfi, F
  • Anjos, N
  • Annovi, A
  • Antonaki, A
  • Antonelli, M
  • Antonelli, S
  • Antos, J
  • Antunovic, B
  • et al.
Abstract

First measurements of the W → ℓν and Z/γ*→ ℓℓ (ℓ = e, μ) production cross sections in proton-proton collisions at √ s = 7TeV are presented using data recorded by the ATLAS experiment at the LHC. The results are based on 2250 W → ℓν and 179 Z/γ*→ ℓℓ candidate events selected from a data set corresponding to an integrated luminosity of approximately 320 nb-1. The measured total W and Z/ γ*-boson production cross sections times the respective leptonic branching ratios for the combined electron and muon channels are σtotW· BR(W → ℓν) = 9.96 ± 0.23(stat) ± 0.50(syst) ± 1.10(lumi) nb and σtotZ/γ*· BR(Z/ γ*→ ℓℓ) = 0.82 ± 0.06 (stat) ± 0.05 (syst) ± 0.09 (lumi) nb (within the invariant mass window 66 < mℓℓ< 116 GeV). The W/Z cross-section ratio is measured to be 11.7 ± 0.9(stat) ± 0.4(syst). In addition, measurements of the W+and W-production cross sections and of the lepton charge asymmetry are reported. Theoretical predictions based on NNLO QCD calculations are found to agree with the measurements.

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