Chatrchyan, S. and Spiropulu, M. and Apresyan, A. and Bornheim, A. and Bunn, J. and Chen, Y. and Gataullin, M. and Ma, Y. and Mott, A. and Newman, H. B. and Rogan, C. and Timciuc, V. and Traczyk, P. and Veverka, J. and Wilkinson, R. and Yang, Y. and Zhu, R. Y. (2011) Study of Z Boson Production in PbPb Collisions at √sNN = 2.76 TeV. Physical Review Letters, 106 (21). Art. No. 212301. ISSN 0031-9007 http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20110620-105613064
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A search for Z bosons in the μ^+μ^- decay channel has been performed in PbPb collisions at √s_(NN)=2.76 TeV with the CMS detector at the LHC, in a 7.2 μb^(-1) data sample. The number of opposite-sign muon pairs observed in the 60–120 GeV/c^2 invariant mass range is 39, corresponding to a yield per unit of rapidity (y) and per minimum bias event of [33.8±5.5(stat)±4.4(syst)]×10^(-8), in the |y|<2.0 range. Rapidity, transverse momentum, and centrality dependencies are also measured. The results agree with next-to-leading order QCD calculations, scaled by the number of incoherent nucleon-nucleon collisions.
|Additional Information:||© 2011 CERN, for the CMS Collaboration. Published by the American Physical Society under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. Further distribution of this work must maintain attribution to the author(s) and the published article’s title, journal citation, and DOI. Received 1 March 2011; published 24 May 2011. We thank Bryon Neufeld, Hannu Paukkunen, Carlos Salgado, Ivan Vitev, and Ramona Vogt for fruitful theoretical inputs on the nuclear effects involved in Z production. We wish to congratulate our colleagues in the CERN accelerator departments for the excellent performance of the LHC machine in 2010. We thank the technical and administrative staff at CERN and other CMS institutes, and acknowledge support from FMSR (Austria); FNRS and FWO (Belgium); CNPq, CAPES, FAPERJ, and FAPESP (Brazil); MES (Bulgaria); CERN; CAS, MoST, and NSFC (China); COLCIENCIAS (Colombia); MSES (Croatia); RPF (Cyprus); Academy of Sciences and NICPB (Estonia); Academy of Finland, ME, and HIP (Finland); CEA and CNRS/IN2P3 (France); BMBF, DFG, and HGF (Germany); GSRT (Greece); OTKA and NKTH (Hungary); DAE and DST (India); IPM (Iran); SFI (Ireland); INFN (Italy); NRF and WCU (Korea); LAS (Lithuania); CINVESTAV, CONACYT, SEP, and UASLP-FAI (Mexico); PAEC (Pakistan); SCSR (Poland); FCT (Portugal); JINR (Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan); MST and MAE (Russia); MSTD (Serbia); MICINN and CPAN (Spain); Swiss Funding Agencies (Switzerland); NSC (Taipei); TUBITAK and TAEK (Turkey); STFC (United Kingdom); DOE and NSF (USA).|
|Classification Code:||PACS: 25.75.Cj, 12.38.Bx, 14.70.Hp|
|Official Citation:||Study of Z Boson Production in PbPb Collisions at √sNN=2.76 TeV S. Chatrchyan et al. (CMS Collaboration) Published 24 May 2011 (14 pages) 212301|
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