Measurement of the inclusive W ± and Z/γ* cross sections in the e and μ decay channels in pp collisions at √s = 7TeV with the ATLAS detector
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CitationAdd, G., Abbott, B., Abdallah, J., Abdelalim, A. A., Abdesselam, A., Abdinov, O. ... ATLAS Collaboration. (2012). Measurement of the inclusive W ± and Z/γ* cross sections in the e and μ decay channels in pp collisions at √s = 7TeV with the ATLAS detector. Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, 85(7), 39 p. http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.85.072004
The production cross sections of the inclusive Drell-Yan processes W ±→ν and Z/γ *→(=e, μ) are measured in proton-proton collisions at √s=7TeV with the ATLAS detector. The cross sections are reported integrated over a fiducial kinematic range, extrapolated to the full range, and also evaluated differentially as a function of the W decay lepton pseudorapidity and the Z boson rapidity, respectively. Based on an integrated luminosity of about 35pb -1 collected in 2010, the precision of these measurements reaches a few percent. The integrated and the differential W ± and Z/γ * cross sections in the e and μ channels are combined, and compared with perturbative QCD calculations, based on a number of different parton distribution sets available at next-to-next-to-leading order.