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Measurement of the production of a W boson in association with a charm quark in pp collisions at √s = 7TeV with the ATLAS detector

  • Author(s): Aad, G
  • Abajyan, T
  • Abbott, B
  • Abdallah, J
  • Abdel Khalek, S
  • Abdinov, O
  • Aben, R
  • Abi, B
  • Abolins, M
  • AbouZeid, OS
  • Abramowicz, H
  • Abreu, H
  • Abulaiti, Y
  • Acharya, BS
  • Adamczyk, L
  • Adams, DL
  • Addy, TN
  • Adelman, J
  • Adomeit, S
  • Adye, T
  • Agatonovic-Jovin, T
  • Aguilar-Saavedra, JA
  • Agustoni, M
  • Ahlen, SP
  • Ahmad, A
  • Ahmadov, F
  • Aielli, G
  • Åkesson, TPA
  • Akimoto, G
  • Akimov, AV
  • Albert, J
  • Albrand, S
  • Alconada Verzini, MJ
  • Aleksa, M
  • Aleksandrov, IN
  • Alexa, C
  • Alexander, G
  • Alexandre, G
  • Alexopoulos, T
  • Alhroob, M
  • Alimonti, G
  • Alio, L
  • Alison, J
  • Allbrooke, BMM
  • Allison, LJ
  • Allport, PP
  • Allwood-Spiers, SE
  • Almond, J
  • Aloisio, A
  • Alon, R
  • Alonso, A
  • Alonso, F
  • Alpigiani, C
  • Altheimer, A
  • Alvarez Gonzalez, B
  • Alviggi, MG
  • Amako, K
  • Amaral Coutinho, Y
  • Amelung, C
  • Amidei, D
  • Ammosov, VV
  • Amor Dos Santos, SP
  • Amorim, A
  • Amoroso, S
  • Amram, N
  • Amundsen, G
  • Anastopoulos, C
  • Ancu, LS
  • Andari, N
  • Andeen, T
  • Anders, CF
  • Anders, G
  • Anderson, KJ
  • Andreazza, A
  • Andrei, V
  • Anduaga, XS
  • Angelidakis, S
  • Anger, P
  • Angerami, A
  • Anghinolfi, F
  • Anisenkov, AV
  • Anjos, N
  • Annovi, A
  • Antonaki, A
  • Antonelli, M
  • Antonov, A
  • Antos, J
  • Anulli, F
  • et al.
Abstract

© CERN 2014. The production of a W boson in association with a single charm quark is studied using 4.6 fb-1 of pp collision data at √s = 7TeV collected with the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider. In events in which a W boson decays to an electron or muon, the charm quark is tagged either by its semileptonic decay to a muon or by the presence of a charmed meson. The integrated and differential cross sections as a function of the pseudorapidity of the lepton from the W-boson decay are measured. Results are compared to the predictions of next-to-leading-order QCD calculations obtained from various parton distribution function parameterisations. The ratio of the strange-to-down sea-quark distributions is determined to be 0.96+-00.30 at Q2 = 1.9 GeV, which supports the hypothesis of an SU(3)-symmetric composition of the light-quark sea. Additionally the cross-section ratio σ(W+ + c)/σ(W- +c) is compared to the predictions obtained using parton distribution function parameterisations with different assumptions about the s–s quark asymmetry.

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