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Measurement of the transverse momentum distribution of W bosons in pp collisions at root s=7 TeV with the ATLAS detector
KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Physics, Particle and Astroparticle Physics.
KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Physics, Particle and Astroparticle Physics.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8913-0981
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2012 (English)In: Physical Review D, ISSN 1550-7998, E-ISSN 1550-2368, Vol. 85, no 1, 012005- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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This paper describes a measurement of the W boson transverse momentum distribution using ATLAS pp collision data from the 2010 run of the LHC at root s = 7 TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of about 31 pb(-1). Events form both W -> e nu and W -> mu nu are used, and the transverse momentum of the W candidates is measured through the energy deposition in the calorimeter from the recoil of the W. The resulting distributions are unfolded to obtain the normalized differential cross sections as a function of the W boson transverse momentum. We present results for p(T)(W) < 300 GeV in the electron and muon channels as well as for their combination, and compare the combined results to the predictions of perturbative QCD and a selection of event generators.

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2012. Vol. 85, no 1, 012005- p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-91184DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.85.012005ISI: 000299293600002Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84863011745OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-91184DiVA: diva2:508590
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QC 20120309. Author count: 3024.Available from: 2012-03-09 Created: 2012-03-09 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved

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