Measurement of the normalized Z/γ*→μ+μ- transverse momentum distribution in pp collisions at √s=1.96 TeV

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    Abstract

    We present a new measurement of the Z/γ* transverse momentum distribution in the range 0-330 GeV, in proton-antiproton collisions at s=1.96 TeV. The measurement uses 0.97 fb-1 of integrated luminosity recorded by the D0 experiment and is the first using the Z/γ*→μ+μ-+X channel at this center-of-mass energy. This is also the first measurement of the Z/γ* transverse momentum distribution that presents the result at the level of particles entering the detector, minimizing dependence on theoretical models. As any momentum of the Z/γ* in the plane transverse to the incoming beams must be balanced by some recoiling system, primarily the result of QCD radiation in the initial state, this variable is an excellent probe of the underlying process. Tests of the predictions of QCD calculations and current event generators show they have varied success in describing the data. Using this measurement as an input to theoretical predictions will allow for a better description of hadron collider data and hence it will increase experimental sensitivity to rare signals.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)522-530
    Number of pages9
    JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
    Volume693
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Oct 18 2010

    Keywords

    • Differential cross section
    • Event generators
    • Monte Carlo models
    • Perturbative QCD
    • Z bosons

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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    Abazov, V. M., Abbott, B., Abolins, M., Acharya, B. S., Adams, M., Adams, T., Alexeev, G. D., Alkhazov, G., Alton, A., Alverson, G., Alves, G. A., Ancu, L. S., Aoki, M., Arnoud, Y., Arov, M., Askew, A., Åsman, B., Atramentov, O., Avila, C., ... Zivkovic, L. (2010). Measurement of the normalized Z/γ*→μ+μ- transverse momentum distribution in pp collisions at √s=1.96 TeV. Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics, 693(5), 522-530. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2010.09.012