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Determination of the Strange-Quark Density of the Proton from ATLAS Measurements of the W → ℓv and Z → ℓℓ Cross Sections

Aad, G. and Gray, H. M. and Marshall, Z. and Mateos, D. Lopez and Perez, K. (2012) Determination of the Strange-Quark Density of the Proton from ATLAS Measurements of the W → ℓv and Z → ℓℓ Cross Sections. Physical Review Letters, 109 (1). Art. No. 012001. ISSN 0031-9007. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20120803-103459863

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Abstract

A QCD analysis is reported of ATLAS data on inclusive W^± and Z boson production in pp collisions at the LHC, jointly with ep deep-inelastic scattering data from HERA. The ATLAS data exhibit sensitivity to the light quark sea composition and magnitude at Bjorken x∼0.01. Specifically, the data support the hypothesis of a symmetric composition of the light quark sea at low x. The ratio of the strange-to-down sea quark distributions is determined to be 1.00_(-0.28)^(+0.25) at absolute four-momentum transfer squared Q2=1.9  GeV^2 and x=0.023.


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Classification Code:PACS: 12.38.Qk, 13.38.Be, 13.38.Dg, 14.20.Dh
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Official Citation:Determination of the Strange-Quark Density of the Proton from ATLAS Measurements of the W→ℓν and Z→ℓℓ Cross Sections G. Aad et al. (ATLAS Collaboration) Published 5 July 2012 (17 pages) 012001
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