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Z boson production in Pb+Pb collisions at sNN=5.02 TeV measured by the ATLAS experiment

Aad, G ; Åkesson, Torsten LU ; Bocchetta, Simona LU ; Bryngemark, Lene LU ; Corrigan, Eric Edward LU ; Doglioni, Caterina LU ; Gregersen, Kristian LU ; Brottmann Hansen, Eva LU ; Hedberg, Vincent LU and Jarlskog, Göran LU , et al. (2020) In Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics 802.
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The production yield of Z bosons is measured in the electron and muon decay channels in Pb+Pb collisions at sNN=5.02 TeV with the ATLAS detector. Data from the 2015 LHC run corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 0.49 nb−1 are used for the analysis. The Z boson yield, normalised by the total number of minimum-bias events and the mean nuclear thickness function, is measured as a function of dilepton rapidity and event centrality. The measurements in Pb+Pb collisions are compared with similar measurements made in proton–proton collisions at the same centre-of-mass energy. The nuclear modification factor is found to be consistent with unity for all centrality intervals. The results are compared with theoretical predictions obtained at... (More)
The production yield of Z bosons is measured in the electron and muon decay channels in Pb+Pb collisions at sNN=5.02 TeV with the ATLAS detector. Data from the 2015 LHC run corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 0.49 nb−1 are used for the analysis. The Z boson yield, normalised by the total number of minimum-bias events and the mean nuclear thickness function, is measured as a function of dilepton rapidity and event centrality. The measurements in Pb+Pb collisions are compared with similar measurements made in proton–proton collisions at the same centre-of-mass energy. The nuclear modification factor is found to be consistent with unity for all centrality intervals. The results are compared with theoretical predictions obtained at next-to-leading order using nucleon and nuclear parton distribution functions. The normalised Z boson yields in Pb+Pb collisions lie 1–3σ above the predictions. The nuclear modification factor measured as a function of rapidity agrees with unity and is consistent with a next-to-leading-order QCD calculation including the isospin effect. © 2020 The Author(s) (Less)
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  abstract     = {The production yield of Z bosons is measured in the electron and muon decay channels in Pb+Pb collisions at sNN=5.02 TeV with the ATLAS detector. Data from the 2015 LHC run corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 0.49 nb−1 are used for the analysis. The Z boson yield, normalised by the total number of minimum-bias events and the mean nuclear thickness function, is measured as a function of dilepton rapidity and event centrality. The measurements in Pb+Pb collisions are compared with similar measurements made in proton–proton collisions at the same centre-of-mass energy. The nuclear modification factor is found to be consistent with unity for all centrality intervals. The results are compared with theoretical predictions obtained at next-to-leading order using nucleon and nuclear parton distribution functions. The normalised Z boson yields in Pb+Pb collisions lie 1–3σ above the predictions. The nuclear modification factor measured as a function of rapidity agrees with unity and is consistent with a next-to-leading-order QCD calculation including the isospin effect. © 2020 The Author(s)},
  author       = {Aad, G and Åkesson, Torsten and Bocchetta, Simona and Bryngemark, Lene and Corrigan, Eric Edward and Doglioni, Caterina and Gregersen, Kristian and Brottmann Hansen, Eva and Hedberg, Vincent and Jarlskog, Göran and Kalderon, Charles and Kellermann, Edgar and Konya, Balazs and Lytken, Else and Mankinen, Katja and Marcon, Caterina and Mjörnmark, Ulf and Mullier, Geoffrey André Adrien and Pöttgen, Ruth and Poulsen, Trine and Skorda, Eleni and Smirnova, Oxana and Zwalinski, L},
  issn         = {0370-2693},
  language     = {eng},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics},
  title        = {Z boson production in Pb+Pb collisions at sNN=5.02 TeV measured by the ATLAS experiment},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2020.135262},
  doi          = {10.1016/j.physletb.2020.135262},
  volume       = {802},
  year         = {2020},
}