Title
Measurement of the inclusive W and Z production cross sections in pp collisions at <tex>$\sqrt{s}$</tex> = 7 TeV with the CMS experiment Measurement of the inclusive W and Z production cross sections in pp collisions at <tex>$\sqrt{s}$</tex> = 7 TeV with the CMS experiment
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Sciences. Physics
Publication type
article
Publication
Bristol ,
Subject
Physics
Source (journal)
Journal of high energy physics. - Bristol
Volume/pages
(2011) :10 , p. 1-76
ISSN
1126-6708
1029-8479
Article Reference
132
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E-only publicatie
Target language
English (eng)
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Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
A measurement of inclusive W and Z production cross sections in pp collisions at s=7 TeV is presented. The electron and muon decay channels are analyzed in a data sample collected with the CMS detector at the LHC and corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 36 pb−1. The measured inclusive cross sections are σ(pp → WX) × W  = 10.31 ± 0.02 (stat.) ± 0.09 (syst.) ± 0.10 (th.) ± 0.41 (lumi.) nb and σ(pp → ZX) × Z+−  = 0.974 ± 0.007 (stat.) ± 0.007 (syst.) ± 0.018 (th.) ± 0.039 (lumi.) nb, limited to the dilepton invariant mass range 60 to 120 GeV. The luminosity-independent cross section ratios are (σ(pp → WX) × W /(σ(pp → ZX) × Z+−  = 10.54 ± 0.07 (stat.) ± 0.08 (syst.) ± 0.16 (th.) and (σ(pp → W+ X) × W++ /(σ(pp → W− X) × W−−  = 1.421 ± 0.006 (stat.) ± 0.014 (syst.) ± 0.029 (th.). The measured values agree with next-to-next-to-leading order QCD cross section calculations based on recent parton distribution functions.
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