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Differential cross section measurements for the production of a W boson in association with jets in proton–proton collisions at √s = 7 TeV

Khachatryan, V. and Apresyan, A. and Bornheim, A. and Bunn, J. and Chen, Y. and Di Marco, E. and Duarte, J. and Mott, A. and Newman, H. B. and Pena, C. and Rogan, C. and Spiropulu, M. and Timciuc, V. and Wilkinson, R. and Xie, S. and Zhu, R. Y. and Dias, F. A. and Dubinin, M. (2015) Differential cross section measurements for the production of a W boson in association with jets in proton–proton collisions at √s = 7 TeV. Physics Letters B, 741 . pp. 12-37. ISSN 0370-2693. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20150310-083051503

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Abstract

Measurements are reported of differential cross sections for the production of a W boson, which decays into a muon and a neutrino, in association with jets, as a function of several variables, including the transverse momenta (p_T) and pseudorapidities of the four leading jets, the scalar sum of jet transverse momenta (H_T), and the difference in azimuthal angle between the directions of each jet and the muon. The data sample of pp collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 7 TeV was collected with the CMS detector at the LHC and corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 5.0 fb^(−1). The measured cross sections are compared to predictions from Monte Carlo generators, MADGRAPH + PYTHIA and SHERPA, and to next-to-leading-order calculations from BLACKHAT + SHERPA. The differential cross sections are found to be in agreement with the predictions, apart from the pTpT distributions of the leading jets at high p_T values, the distributions of the H_T at high-H_T and low jet multiplicity, and the distribution of the difference in azimuthal angle between the leading jet and the muon at low values.


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Additional Information:© 2014 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/). Received 29 June 2014, Revised 22 November 2014, Accepted 2 December 2014, Available online 5 December 2014. Funded by SCOAP3. We extend our thanks to Daniel Maître and Zvi Bern for the production of data and tools used to create the BLACKHAT+SHERPA predictions, and for the sharing of expertise and advice regarding these predictions. We congratulate our colleagues in the CERN accelerator departments for the excellent performance of the LHC and thank the technical and administrative staffs at CERN and at other CMS institutes for their contributions to the success of the CMS effort. In addition, we gratefully acknowledge the computing centres and personnel of the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid for delivering so effectively the computing infrastructure essential to our analyses. Finally, we acknowledge the enduring support for the construction and operation of the LHC and the CMS detector provided by the following funding agencies: BMWFW and FWF (Austria); FNRS and FWO (Belgium); CNPq, CAPES, FAPERJ, and FAPESP (Brazil); MES (Bulgaria); CERN; CAS, MOST, and NSFC (China); COLCIENCIAS (Colombia); MSES and CSF (Croatia); RPF (Cyprus); MoER, ERC IUT and ERDF (Estonia); Academy of Finland, MEC, and HIP (Finland); CEA and CNRS/IN2P3 (France); BMBF, DFG, and HGF (Germany); GSRT (Greece); OTKA and NIH (Hungary); DAE and DST (India); IPM (Iran); SFI (Ireland); INFN (Italy); NRF and WCU (Republic of Korea); LAS (Lithuania); MOE and UM (Malaysia); CINVESTAV, CONACYT, SEP, and UASLP-FAI (Mexico); MBIE (New Zealand); PAEC (Pakistan); MSHE and NSC (Poland); FCT (Portugal); JINR (Dubna); MON, RosAtom, RAS and RFBR (Russia); MESTD (Serbia); SEIDI and CPAN (Spain); Swiss Funding Agencies (Switzerland); MST (Taipei); ThEPCenter, IPST, STAR and NSTDA (Thailand); TUBITAK and TAEK (Turkey); NASU and SFFR (Ukraine); STFC (United Kingdom); DOE and NSF (USA). Individuals have received support from the Marie-Curie pro-gramme and the European Research Council and EPLANET (European Union); the Leventis Foundation; the A.P. Sloan Foundation; the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation; the Belgian Federal Science Policy Office; the Fonds pour la Formation à la Recherche dans l’Industrie et dans l’Agriculture (FRIA-Belgium); the Agentschap voor Innovatie door Wetenschap en Technologie (IWT-Belgium); the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MEYS) of the Czech Republic; the Council of Scientific and Industrial Re-search, India; the HOMING PLUS programme of Foundation For Polish Science, cofinanced from European Union, Regional Development Fund; the Compagnia di San Paolo (Torino); the Thalis and Aristeia programmes cofinanced by EU-ESF and the Greek NSRF; and the National Priorities Research Program by Qatar National Re-search Fund.
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FNRS and FWO (Belgium) UNSPECIFIED
CNPq, CAPES, FAPERJ, and FAPESP (Brazil)UNSPECIFIED
MES (Bulgaria)UNSPECIFIED
CERNUNSPECIFIED
CAS, MOST, and NSFC (China)UNSPECIFIED
COLCIENCIAS (Colombia)UNSPECIFIED
MSES and CSF (Croatia)UNSPECIFIED
RPF (Cyprus) UNSPECIFIED
MoER, ERC IUT, and ERDF (Estonia)UNSPECIFIED
Academy of Finland, MEC, and HIP (Finland)UNSPECIFIED
CEA and CNRS/IN2P3 (France)UNSPECIFIED
BMBF, DFG, and HGF (Germany) UNSPECIFIED
GSRT (Greece)UNSPECIFIED
OTKA and NIH (Hungary) UNSPECIFIED
DAE and DST (India) UNSPECIFIED
IPM (Iran)UNSPECIFIED
SFI (Ireland)UNSPECIFIED
INFN (Italy)UNSPECIFIED
NRF and WCU (Korea)UNSPECIFIED
LAS (Lithuania)UNSPECIFIED
MOE and UM (Malaysia)UNSPECIFIED
CINVESTAV, CONACYT, SEP, and UASLP-FAI (Mexico)UNSPECIFIED
MBIE (New Zealand)UNSPECIFIED
PAEC (Pakistan)UNSPECIFIED
MSHE and NSC (Poland)UNSPECIFIED
FCT (Portugal)UNSPECIFIED
JINR (Dubna)UNSPECIFIED
MON, RosAtom, RAS, and RFBR (Russia)UNSPECIFIED
MESTD (Serbia)UNSPECIFIED
SEIDI and CPAN (Spain)UNSPECIFIED
Swiss Funding Agencies (Switzerland)UNSPECIFIED
MST (Tapei)UNSPECIFIED
ThEPCenter, IPST, STAR, and NSTDA (Thailand)UNSPECIFIED
TUBITAK and TAEK (Turkey) UNSPECIFIED
NASU and SFFR (Ukraine)UNSPECIFIED
STFC (United Kingdom)UNSPECIFIED
Department of Energy (DOE)UNSPECIFIED
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Marie-Curie programme and the European Research Council and EPLANET (European Union)UNSPECIFIED
Leventis Foundation UNSPECIFIED
Alfred P. Sloan FoundationUNSPECIFIED
Alexander von Humboldt FoundationUNSPECIFIED
Belgian Federal Science Policy OfficeUNSPECIFIED
dation; the Belgian Federal Science Policy Office; the Fonds pour la Formation à la Recherche dans l’Industrie et dans l’Agriculture (FRIA-Belgium)UNSPECIFIED
Agentschap voor Innovatie door Wetenschap en Technologie (IWT-Belgium)UNSPECIFIED
Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MEYS) of the Czech RepublicUNSPECIFIED
Council of Scientific and Industrial Re-search, IndiaUNSPECIFIED
HOMING PLUS programme of Foundation for Polish Science cofinanced from European UnionUNSPECIFIED
Regional Development FundUNSPECIFIED
Compagnia di San Paolo (Torino)UNSPECIFIED
Thalis and Aristeia programmes cofinanced by EU-ESFUNSPECIFIED
Greek NSRFUNSPECIFIED
Qatar National Research Fund National Priorities Research ProgramUNSPECIFIED
Subject Keywords:CMS; Physics; W+jets; Vector boson; Jets; Electroweak; Standard model
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Official Citation:CMS Collaboration, Differential cross section measurements for the production of a W boson in association with jets in proton–proton collisions at, Physics Letters B, Volume 741, 4 February 2015, Pages 12-37, ISSN 0370-2693, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2014.12.003. (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0370269314008740)
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