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Measurement of the cross-section and charge asymmetry of W bosons produced in proton–proton collisions at √s=8TeV with the ATLAS detector

  • Author(s): Aad, G
  • Abbott, B
  • Abbott, DC
  • Abdinov, O
  • Abud, AA
  • Abeling, K
  • Abhayasinghe, DK
  • Abidi, SH
  • AbouZeid, OS
  • Abraham, NL
  • Abramowicz, H
  • Abreu, H
  • Abulaiti, Y
  • Acharya, BS
  • Achkar, B
  • Adachi, S
  • Adam, L
  • Bourdarios, CA
  • Adamczyk, L
  • Adamek, L
  • Adelman, J
  • Adersberger, M
  • Adiguzel, A
  • Adorni, S
  • Adye, T
  • Affolder, AA
  • Afik, Y
  • Agapopoulou, C
  • Agaras, MN
  • Aggarwal, A
  • Agheorghiesei, C
  • Aguilar-Saavedra, JA
  • Ahmadov, F
  • Ai, X
  • Aielli, G
  • Akatsuka, S
  • Åkesson, TPA
  • Akilli, E
  • Akimov, AV
  • Khoury, KA
  • Alberghi, GL
  • Albert, J
  • Verzini, MJA
  • Alderweireldt, S
  • Aleksa, M
  • Aleksandrov, IN
  • Alexa, C
  • Alexandre, D
  • Alexopoulos, T
  • Alfonsi, A
  • Alhroob, M
  • Ali, B
  • Alimonti, G
  • Alison, J
  • Alkire, SP
  • Allaire, C
  • Allbrooke, BMM
  • Allen, BW
  • Allport, PP
  • Aloisio, A
  • Alonso, A
  • Alonso, F
  • Alpigiani, C
  • Alshehri, AA
  • Estevez, MA
  • Gonzalez, BA
  • Piqueras, DÁ
  • Alviggi, MG
  • Coutinho, YA
  • Ambler, A
  • Ambroz, L
  • Amelung, C
  • Amidei, D
  • Santos, SPAD
  • Amoroso, S
  • Amrouche, CS
  • An, F
  • Anastopoulos, C
  • Andari, N
  • Andeen, T
  • Anders, CF
  • Anders, JK
  • Andreazza, A
  • Andrei, V
  • Anelli, CR
  • Angelidakis, S
  • Angerami, A
  • Anisenkov, AV
  • Annovi, A
  • Antel, C
  • Anthony, MT
  • Antonelli, M
  • Antrim, DJA
  • Anulli, F
  • Aoki, M
  • Pozo, JAA
  • Bella, LA
  • Arabidze, G
  • Araque, JP
  • Ferraz, VA
  • et al.
Abstract

© 2019, CERN for the benefit of the ATLAS collaboration. This paper presents measurements of the W+→ μ+ν and W-→ μ-ν cross-sections and the associated charge asymmetry as a function of the absolute pseudorapidity of the decay muon. The data were collected in proton–proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 8 TeV with the ATLAS experiment at the LHC and correspond to a total integrated luminosity of 20.2fb-1. The precision of the cross-section measurements varies between 0.8 and 1.5% as a function of the pseudorapidity, excluding the 1.9% uncertainty on the integrated luminosity. The charge asymmetry is measured with an uncertainty between 0.002 and 0.003. The results are compared with predictions based on next-to-next-to-leading-order calculations with various parton distribution functions and have the sensitivity to discriminate between them.

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