Publication
Title
Constraints on parton distribution functions and extraction of the strong coupling constant from the inclusive jet cross section in pp collisions 7TeV
Author
Institution/Organisation
CMS Collaboration
Abstract
The inclusive jet cross section for proton-proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 7 TeV was measured by the CMS Collaboration at the LHC with data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 5.0 fb(-1). The measurement covers a phase space up to 2 TeV in jet transverse momentum and 2.5 in absolute jet rapidity. The statistical precision of these data leads to stringent constraints on the parton distribution functions of the proton. The data provide important input for the gluon density at high fractions of the proton momentum and for the strong coupling constant at large energy scales. Using predictions from perturbative quantum chromodynamics at next-to-leading order, complemented with electroweak corrections, the constraining power of these data is investigated and the strong coupling constant at the Z boson mass M-Z is determined to be alpha(S)(M-Z) = 0.1185 +/- 0.0019 (exp)(-0.0037)(+0.0060) (theo), which is in agreement with the world average.
Language
English
Source (journal)
European physical journal : C : particles and fields. - Berlin
Publication
Berlin : 2015
ISSN
1434-6044
Volume/pages
75:6(2015), 42 p.
Article Reference
288
ISI
000356888300005
Medium
E-only publicatie
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UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
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Creation 03.09.2015
Last edited 10.05.2017
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