Determination of the Strange-Quark Density of the Proton from ATLAS Measurements of the W→ℓν and Z→ℓℓ Cross Sections

Barton, Adam and Borissov, Guennadi and Bouhova-Thacker, Eva and Brodbeck, Timothy and Chilingarov, Alexandre and Davidson, Ruth and de Mora, Lee and Dearnaley, William and Fox, Harald and Henderson, Robert and Hughes, Gareth and Jones, Roger William Lewis and Kartvelishvili, Vakhtang and Long, Robin and Love, Peter and Ratoff, Peter and Smizanska, Maria and Walder, James (2012) Determination of the Strange-Quark Density of the Proton from ATLAS Measurements of the W→ℓν and Z→ℓℓ Cross Sections. Physical review letters, 109 (1). ISSN 1079-7114

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Abstract

A QCD analysis is reported of ATLAS data on inclusive W± and Z boson production in pp collisions at the LHC, jointly with ep deep-inelastic scattering data from HERA. The ATLAS data exhibit sensitivity to the light quark sea composition and magnitude at Bjorken x∼0.01. Specifically, the data support the hypothesis of a symmetric composition of the light quark sea at low x. The ratio of the strange-to-down sea quark distributions is determined to be 1.00+0.25−0.28 at absolute four-momentum transfer squared Q2=1.9  GeV2 and x=0.023.

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Published by the American Physical Society under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. Further distribution of this work must maintain attribution to the author(s) and the published article’s title, journal citation, and DOI. © 2012 CERN, for the ATLAS Collaboration
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18 Dec 2013 10:24
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