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Measurement of the angular coefficients in Z-boson events using electron and muon pairs from data taken at root s=8 TeV with the ATLAS detector

Author(s): Onofre, A. ; Castro, Nuno Filipe Silva Fernandes ; ATLAS Collaboration

Date: 2016

Persistent ID: http://hdl.handle.net/1822/43782

Origin: RepositóriUM - Universidade do Minho

Project/scholarship: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/FCT/3599-PPCDT/143069/PT ;

Subject(s): Hadron-Hadron scattering (experiments); Ciências Naturais::Ciências Físicas; Ciências Naturais::Ciências Físicas; Ciências Naturais::Ciências Físicas; Science & Technology; Science & Technology; Science & Technology


Description

The angular distributions of Drell-Yan charged lepton pairs in the vicinity of the Z-boson mass peak probe the underlying QCD dynamics of Z-boson production. This paper presents a measurement of the complete set of angular coefficients A0−7 describing these distributions in the Z-boson Collins-Soper frame. The data analysed correspond to 20.3 fb−1 of pp collisions at s√=8 TeV, collected by the ATLAS detector at the CERN LHC. The measurements are compared to the most precise fixed-order calculations currently available (O(α2s)) and with theoretical predictions embedded in Monte Carlo generators. The measurements are precise enough to probe QCD corrections beyond the formal accuracy of these calculations and to provide discrimination between different parton-shower models. A significant deviation from the (O(α2s)) predictions is observed for A0 − A2. Evidence is found for non-zero A5,6,7, consistent with expectations.

Document Type Journal article
Language English
Contributor(s) Onofre, A.; Castro, Nuno Filipe Silva Fernandes; ATLAS Collaboration
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