Publication
Title
Measurement of the underlying event in the Drell-Yan process in proton-proton collisions at
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Institution/Organisation
CMS Collaboration
Abstract
A measurement of the underlying event (UE) activity in proton-proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 7 TeV is performed using Drell-Yan events in a data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 2.2 fb(-1), collected by the CMS experiment at the LHC. The activity measured in the muonic final state (q (q) over bar -> mu(+) mu(-)) is corrected to the particle level and compared with the predictions of various Monte Carlo generators and hadronization models. The dependence of the UE activity on the dimuon invariant mass is well described by PYTHIA and HERWIG++ tunes derived from the leading jet/track approach, illustrating the universality of the UE activity. The UE activity is observed to be independent of the dimuon invariant mass in the region above 40 GeV/c(2), while a slow increase is observed with increasing transverse momentum of the dimuon system. The dependence of the UE activity on the transverse momentum of the dimuon system is accurately described by MADGRAPH, which simulates multiple hard emissions.
Language
English
Source (journal)
European physical journal : C : particles and fields. - Berlin
Publication
Berlin : 2012
ISSN
1434-6044
Volume/pages
72:9(2012), p. 1-24
Article Reference
2080
ISI
000309707300006
Medium
E-only publicatie
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