Measurement of the w charge asymmetry in the w -> mu nu decay mode in pp collisions at root s=7 TeV with the ATLAS detector
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CitationAad, G, Abbott, B., Abdallah, J., Abdelalim, A.A., Abdesselam, A., Abdinov, O. ... ATLAS Collaboration. (2011). Measurement of the w charge asymmetry in the w -> mu nu decay mode in pp collisions at root s=7 TeV with the ATLAS detector. Physics Letters B, 701 (1), pp. 31-49. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2011.05.024.
This Letter reports a measurement of the muon charge asymmetry from W bosons produced in proton-proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 7 TeV with the ATLAS experiment at the LHC. The asymmetry is measured in the W -> mu nu decay mode as a function of the muon pseudorapidity using a data sample corresponding to a total integrated luminosity of 31 pb(-1). The results are compared to predictions based on next-to-leading order calculations with various parton distribution functions. This measurement provides information on the u and d quark momentum fractions in the proton.