A measurement of the ratio √ of the W and Z cross sections with exactly one associated jet in pp collisions at s = 7 TeV with ATLAS.

G Aad, B. Abbott, J. Abdallah, A .A. Abdelalim, A. Abdesselam, O. Abdinov, B. Abi, M. Abolins, The ATLAS collaboration

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Abstract

The ratio of production cross sections of the W and Z bosons with exactly one associated jet is presented as a function of jet transverse momentum threshold. The measurement has been designed to maximise cancellation of experimental and theoretical uncertainties, and is reported both within a particle-level kinematic range corresponding to the detector acceptance and as a total cross-section ratio. Results are obtained with the ATLAS detector at the LHC in pp collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 7 TeV using an integrated luminosity of 33 pb^-1. The results are compared with perturbative leading-order, leading-log, and next-to-leading-order QCD predictions, and are found to agree within experimental and theoretical uncertainties. The ratio is measured for events with a single jet with p_T > 30 GeV to be 8.73 +/- 0.30 (stat) +/- 0.40 (syst) in the electron channel, and $ 8.49 +/- 0.23 (stat) +/- 0.33 (syst) in the muon channel.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)221-240
Number of pages22
JournalPhys.Lett. B
Volume708
Issue number3-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Feb 2012

Keywords

  • W boson
  • Z boson
  • perturbative QCD
  • standard model physics

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