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Measurement of the Z boson differential cross section in transverse momentum and rapidity in proton–proton collisions at 8TeV

Khachatryan, V. and Apresyan, A. and Bornheim, A. and Bunn, J. and Chen, Y. and Duarte, J. and Mott, A. and Newman, H. B. and Pena, C. and Pierini, M. and Spiropulu, M. and Vlimant, J. R. and Wilkinson, R. and Xie, S. and Zhu, R. Y. and Dubinin, M. (2015) Measurement of the Z boson differential cross section in transverse momentum and rapidity in proton–proton collisions at 8TeV. Physics Letters B, 749 . pp. 187-209. ISSN 0370-2693. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20151210-094246756

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Abstract

We present a measurement of the Z boson differential cross section in rapidity and transverse momentum using a data sample of pp collision events at a centre-of-mass energy √s = 8 TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 19.7 fb^(−1). The Z boson is identified via its decay to a pair of muons. The measurement provides a precision test of quantum chromodynamics over a large region of phase space. In addition, due to the small experimental uncertainties in the measurement the data has the potential to constrain the gluon parton distribution function in the kinematic regime important for Higgs boson production via gluon fusion. The results agree with the next-to-next-to-leading-order predictions computed with the FEWZ program. The results are also compared to the commonly used leading-order MADGRAPH and next-to-leading-order POWHEG generators.


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Additional Information:© 2015 CERN for the benefit of the CMS Collaboration. Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). Received 14 April 2015. Received in revised form 10 July 2015. Accepted 26 July 2015. Available online 29 July 2015. Editor: M. Doser. Funded by SCOAP3. 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 centers 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); MSIP and NRF (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 program 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 Science and Industrial Research, India; the HOMING PLUS program of the Foundation for Polish Science, cofinanced from European Union, Regional Development Fund; the Compagnia di San Paolo (Torino); the Consorzio per la Fisica (Trieste); MIUR project 20108T4XTM (Italy); the Thalis and Aristeia programs cofinanced by EU-ESF and the Greek NSRF; and the National Priorities Research Program by Qatar National Research Fund.
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Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Wirtschaft (BMWFW)UNSPECIFIED
Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique (FNRS)UNSPECIFIED
Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq)UNSPECIFIED
MES (Bulgaria)UNSPECIFIED
CERNUNSPECIFIED
Chinese Academy of SciencesUNSPECIFIED
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
Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique (CEA)UNSPECIFIED
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)UNSPECIFIED
GSRT (Greece)UNSPECIFIED
OTKA and NIH (Hungary) UNSPECIFIED
DAE and DST (India) UNSPECIFIED
IPM (Iran)UNSPECIFIED
Science Foundation, IrelandUNSPECIFIED
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN)UNSPECIFIED
MSIP and NRF (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
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT)UNSPECIFIED
JINR (Dubna)UNSPECIFIED
MON, RosAtom, RAS, and RFBR (Russia)UNSPECIFIED
MESTD (Serbia)UNSPECIFIED
SEIDI and CPAN (Spain)UNSPECIFIED
Swiss Funding Agencies (Switzerland)UNSPECIFIED
Ministry of Science and Technology (Taipei)UNSPECIFIED
ThEPCenter, IPST, STAR, and NSTDA (Thailand)UNSPECIFIED
TUBITAK and TAEK (Turkey) UNSPECIFIED
NASU and SFFR (Ukraine)UNSPECIFIED
Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)UNSPECIFIED
Department of Energy (DOE)UNSPECIFIED
NSFUNSPECIFIED
Marie-Curie program and the European Research Council and EPLANET (European Union)UNSPECIFIED
Leventis FoundationUNSPECIFIED
Alfred P. Sloan FoundationUNSPECIFIED
Alexander von Humboldt FoundationUNSPECIFIED
Belgian Federal Science Policy Office (BELSPO)UNSPECIFIED
Fonds pour la Formation à la Recherche dans l’índustrie et dans l’Ágriculture (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 Science and Industrial Research, IndiaUNSPECIFIED
HOMING PLUS program of the Foundation for Polish Science, cofinanced by the European Regional Development FundUNSPECIFIED
Compagnia di San Paolo (Torino)UNSPECIFIED
Consorzio per la Fisica (Trieste)UNSPECIFIED
Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca (MIUR)20108T4XTM
Thalis and Aristeia programsUNSPECIFIED
Qatar National Research Fund National Priorities Research ProgramUNSPECIFIED
FWF Der WissenschaftsfondsUNSPECIFIED
Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek - Vlaanderen (FWO)UNSPECIFIED
Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES)UNSPECIFIED
Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (FAPERJ)UNSPECIFIED
Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP)UNSPECIFIED
Ministry of Science and Technology (China)UNSPECIFIED
National Science Foundation of ChinaUNSPECIFIED
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)UNSPECIFIED
Institut National de Physique Nucléaire et de Physique des Particules (IN2P3)UNSPECIFIED
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)UNSPECIFIED
Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft Deutscher Forschungszentren (HGF)UNSPECIFIED
European Social FundUNSPECIFIED
Greek National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF)UNSPECIFIED
Subject Keywords:CMS; Physics; Z boson differential cross section
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Official Citation:Measurement of the Z boson differential cross section in transverse momentum and rapidity in proton–proton collisions at 8 TeV, Physics Letters B, Volume 749, 7 October 2015, Pages 187-209, ISSN 0370-2693, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2015.07.065. (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0370269315005754)
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