Publication
Title
Measurement of the muon charge asymmetry in inclusive pp -> W plus X production at root 7 TeV and an improved determination of light parton distribution functions
Author
Institution/Organisation
CMS Collaboration
Abstract
Measurements of the muon charge asymmetry in inclusive pp -> W + X production at root s = 7 TeV are presented. The data sample corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 4.7 fb(-1) recorded with the CMS detector at the LHC. With a sample of more than 20 million W -> mu nu events, the statistical precision is greatly improved in comparison to previous measurements. These new results provide additional constraints on the parton distribution functions of the proton in the range of the Bjorken scaling variable x from 10(-3) to 10(-1). These measurements and the recent CMS measurement of associated W + charm production are used together with the cross sections for inclusive deep inelastic e(+/-) p scattering at HERA in a next-to-leading-order QCD analysis. The determination of the valence quark distributions is improved, and the strange-quark distribution is probed directly through the leading-order process g + s -> W + c in proton-proton collisions at the LHC.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Physical review : D : particles and fields. - Lancaster, Pa, 1970 - 2003
Publication
Lancaster, Pa : 2014
ISSN
0556-2821
Volume/pages
90:3(2014), 33 p.
Article Reference
032004
ISI
000341105600001
Medium
E-only publicatie
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UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Last edited 18.06.2017
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