Measurement of the normalized Z/gamma*->mu+mu- transverse momentum distribution in p\bar{p} collisions at sqrt{s}=1.96 TeV

Collaboration, D0 and Bertram, Iain and Borissov, Guennadi and Fox, Harald and Williams, Mark and Ratoff, Peter and Love, Peter and Sopczak, Andre (2010) Measurement of the normalized Z/gamma*->mu+mu- transverse momentum distribution in p\bar{p} collisions at sqrt{s}=1.96 TeV. Physics Letters B, 693 (5). pp. 522-530. ISSN 0370-2693

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Abstract

We present a new measurement of the Z/gamma* transverse momentum distribution in the range 0 - 330GeV, in proton-antiproton collisions at sqrt{s}=1.96 TeV. The measurement uses 0.97 fb-1 of integrated luminosity recorded by the D0 experiment and is the first using the Z/gamma*->mu+mu- + X channel at this center-of-mass energy. This is also the first measurement of the Z/gamma* transverse momentum distribution that presents the result at the level of particles entering the detector, minimizing dependence on theoretical models. As any momentum of the Z/gamma* in the plane transverse to the incoming beams must be balanced by some recoiling system, primarily the result of QCD radiation in the initial state, this variable is an excellent probe of the underlying process. Tests of the predictions of QCD calculations and current event generators show they have varied success in describing the data. Using this measurement as an input to theoretical predictions will allow for a better description of hadron collider data and hence it will increase experimental sensitivity to rare signals.

Item Type:
Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title:
Physics Letters B
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Published in Phys. Lett. B
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63702
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25 Apr 2013 10:15
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Yes
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Published
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08 Jul 2020 03:34