Measurement of the W charge asymmetry in the W →µν decay mode in pp collisions at √s = 7 TeV with the ATLAS detector

G. Aad, B. Abbott, J. Abdallah, A. A. Abdelalim, A. Abdesselam, O. Abdinov, B. Abi, M. Abolins, H. Abramowicz, H. Abreu, E. Acerbi, B. S. Acharya, D. L. Adams, T. N. Addy, J. Adelman, M. Aderholz, S. Adomeit, P. Adragna, T. Adye, S. AefskyJ. A. Aguilar-Saavedra, M. Aharrouche, S. P. Ahlen, F. Ahles, A. Ahmad, M. Ahsan, G. Aielli, T. Akdogan, T. P A Åkesson, G. Akimoto, A. V. Akimov, A. Akiyama, M. S. Alam, M. A. Alam, S. Albrand, M. Aleksa, I. N. Aleksandrov, F. Alessandria, C. Alexa, G. Alexander, G. Alexandre, T. Alexopoulos, M. Alhroob, M. Aliev, G. Alimonti, B. Budick, K. Cranmer, A. Haas, A. I. Mincer, P. Nemethy, ATLAS Collaboration

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    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 →µν 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.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)31-49
    Number of pages19
    JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
    Volume701
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2011

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    Keywords

    • Charge asymmetry
    • Muon decay mode
    • Parton distribution function
    • W production

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    Measurement of the W charge asymmetry in the W →µν decay mode in pp collisions at √s = 7 TeV with the ATLAS detector. / Aad, G.; Abbott, B.; Abdallah, J.; Abdelalim, A. A.; Abdesselam, A.; Abdinov, O.; Abi, B.; Abolins, M.; Abramowicz, H.; Abreu, H.; Acerbi, E.; Acharya, B. S.; Adams, D. L.; Addy, T. N.; Adelman, J.; Aderholz, M.; Adomeit, S.; Adragna, P.; Adye, T.; Aefsky, S.; Aguilar-Saavedra, J. A.; Aharrouche, M.; Ahlen, S. P.; Ahles, F.; Ahmad, A.; Ahsan, M.; Aielli, G.; Akdogan, T.; Åkesson, T. P A; Akimoto, G.; Akimov, A. V.; Akiyama, A.; Alam, M. S.; Alam, M. A.; Albrand, S.; Aleksa, M.; Aleksandrov, I. N.; Alessandria, F.; Alexa, C.; Alexander, G.; Alexandre, G.; Alexopoulos, T.; Alhroob, M.; Aliev, M.; Alimonti, G.; Budick, B.; Cranmer, K.; Haas, A.; Mincer, A. I.; Nemethy, P.; ATLAS Collaboration.

    In: Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics, Vol. 701, No. 1, 2011, p. 31-49.

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    Aad, G, Abbott, B, Abdallah, J, Abdelalim, AA, Abdesselam, A, Abdinov, O, Abi, B, Abolins, M, Abramowicz, H, Abreu, H, Acerbi, E, Acharya, BS, Adams, DL, Addy, TN, Adelman, J, Aderholz, M, Adomeit, S, Adragna, P, Adye, T, Aefsky, S, Aguilar-Saavedra, JA, Aharrouche, M, Ahlen, SP, Ahles, F, Ahmad, A, Ahsan, M, Aielli, G, Akdogan, T, Åkesson, TPA, Akimoto, G, Akimov, AV, Akiyama, A, Alam, MS, Alam, MA, Albrand, S, Aleksa, M, Aleksandrov, IN, Alessandria, F, Alexa, C, Alexander, G, Alexandre, G, Alexopoulos, T, Alhroob, M, Aliev, M, Alimonti, G, Budick, B, Cranmer, K, Haas, A, Mincer, AI, Nemethy, P & ATLAS Collaboration 2011, 'Measurement of the W charge asymmetry in the W →µν decay mode in pp collisions at √s = 7 TeV with the ATLAS detector', Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics, vol. 701, no. 1, pp. 31-49. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2011.05.024
    Aad, G. ; Abbott, B. ; Abdallah, J. ; Abdelalim, A. A. ; Abdesselam, A. ; Abdinov, O. ; Abi, B. ; Abolins, M. ; Abramowicz, H. ; Abreu, H. ; Acerbi, E. ; Acharya, B. S. ; Adams, D. L. ; Addy, T. N. ; Adelman, J. ; Aderholz, M. ; Adomeit, S. ; Adragna, P. ; Adye, T. ; Aefsky, S. ; Aguilar-Saavedra, J. A. ; Aharrouche, M. ; Ahlen, S. P. ; Ahles, F. ; Ahmad, A. ; Ahsan, M. ; Aielli, G. ; Akdogan, T. ; Åkesson, T. P A ; Akimoto, G. ; Akimov, A. V. ; Akiyama, A. ; Alam, M. S. ; Alam, M. A. ; Albrand, S. ; Aleksa, M. ; Aleksandrov, I. N. ; Alessandria, F. ; Alexa, C. ; Alexander, G. ; Alexandre, G. ; Alexopoulos, T. ; Alhroob, M. ; Aliev, M. ; Alimonti, G. ; Budick, B. ; Cranmer, K. ; Haas, A. ; Mincer, A. I. ; Nemethy, P. ; ATLAS Collaboration. / Measurement of the W charge asymmetry in the W →µν decay mode in pp collisions at √s = 7 TeV with the ATLAS detector. In: Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics. 2011 ; Vol. 701, No. 1. pp. 31-49.
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