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Measurement of the low-mass Drell-Yan differential cross section at √s = 7 TeV using the ATLAS detector

  • Author(s): Aad, G
  • Abajyan, T
  • Abbott, B
  • Abdallah, J
  • Khalek, SA
  • Abdinov, O
  • Aben, R
  • Abi, B
  • Abolins, M
  • Abouzeid, OS
  • Abramowicz, H
  • Abreu, H
  • Abulaiti, Y
  • Acharya, BS
  • Adamczyk, L
  • Adams, DL
  • 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
  • Verzini, MJA
  • 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
  • Gonzalez, BA
  • Alviggi, MG
  • Amako, K
  • Coutinho, YA
  • Amelung, C
  • Amidei, D
  • Ammosov, VV
  • Santos, SPAD
  • 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
  • Aoki, M
  • et al.
Abstract

The differential cross section for the process Z/γ * → ℓℓ (ℓ = e, μ) as a function of dilepton invariant mass is measured in pp collisions at √s = 7 TeV at the LHC using the ATLAS detector. The measurement is performed in the e and μ channels for invariant masses between 26 GeV and 66 GeV using an integrated luminosity of 1.6 fb-1collected in 2011 and these measurements are combined. The analysis is extended to invariant masses as low as 12 GeV in the muon channel using 35 pb-1of data collected in 2010. The cross sections are determined within fiducial acceptance regions and corrections to extrapolate the measurements to the full kinematic range are provided. Next-to-next-to-leading- order QCD predictions provide a significantly better description of the results than next-to-leading-order QCD calculations, unless the latter are matched to a parton shower calculation. [Figure not available: see fulltext.] © 2014 The Author(s).

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