Measurement of the transverse momentum distribution of W bosons 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. (2012). Measurement of the transverse momentum distribution of W bosons in pp collisions at root s=7 TeV with the ATLAS detector. Physical Review D, 85 (1), 30p. http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.85.012005.
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.