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Measurement of the angular coefficients in Z-boson events using electron and muon pairs from data taken at √s = 8 TeV with the ATLAS detector

Aad, G; Abbott, B.; Abdallah, J; Abdinov, O; Abeloos, B; Aben, R; Åkesson, Torsten LU ; Bocchetta, Simona LU ; BRYNGEMARK, LENE LU and Doglioni, Caterina LU , et al. (2016) In Journal of High Energy Physics 2016(8).
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The angular distributions of Drell-Yan charged lepton pairs in the vicinity of the Z-boson mass peak probe the underlying QCD dynamics of Z-boson production. This paper presents a measurement of the complete set of angular coefficients A0−7 describing these distributions in the Z-boson Collins-Soper frame. The data analysed correspond to 20.3 fb−1 of pp collisions at s=8 TeV, collected by the ATLAS detector at the CERN LHC. The measurements are compared to the most precise fixed-order calculations currently available (O(αs2)) and with theoretical predictions embedded in Monte Carlo generators. The measurements are precise enough to probe QCD corrections beyond the formal accuracy of these calculations and to provide discrimination between... (More)
The angular distributions of Drell-Yan charged lepton pairs in the vicinity of the Z-boson mass peak probe the underlying QCD dynamics of Z-boson production. This paper presents a measurement of the complete set of angular coefficients A0−7 describing these distributions in the Z-boson Collins-Soper frame. The data analysed correspond to 20.3 fb−1 of pp collisions at s=8 TeV, collected by the ATLAS detector at the CERN LHC. The measurements are compared to the most precise fixed-order calculations currently available (O(αs2)) and with theoretical predictions embedded in Monte Carlo generators. The measurements are precise enough to probe QCD corrections beyond the formal accuracy of these calculations and to provide discrimination between different parton-shower models. A significant deviation from the (O(αs2)) predictions is observed for A0 − A2. Evidence is found for non-zero A5,6,7, consistent with expectations.[Figure not available: see fulltext.] © 2016, The Author(s). (Less)
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  abstract     = {The angular distributions of Drell-Yan charged lepton pairs in the vicinity of the Z-boson mass peak probe the underlying QCD dynamics of Z-boson production. This paper presents a measurement of the complete set of angular coefficients A0−7 describing these distributions in the Z-boson Collins-Soper frame. The data analysed correspond to 20.3 fb−1 of pp collisions at s=8 TeV, collected by the ATLAS detector at the CERN LHC. The measurements are compared to the most precise fixed-order calculations currently available (O(αs2)) and with theoretical predictions embedded in Monte Carlo generators. The measurements are precise enough to probe QCD corrections beyond the formal accuracy of these calculations and to provide discrimination between different parton-shower models. A significant deviation from the (O(αs2)) predictions is observed for A0 − A2. Evidence is found for non-zero A5,6,7, consistent with expectations.[Figure not available: see fulltext.] © 2016, The Author(s).},
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  author       = {Aad, G and Abbott, B. and Abdallah, J and Abdinov, O and Abeloos, B and Aben, R and Åkesson, Torsten and Bocchetta, Simona and BRYNGEMARK, LENE and Doglioni, Caterina and Floderus, Anders and Hedberg, Vincent and Jarlskog, Göran and Lytken, Else and Mjörnmark, Ulf and Smirnova, Oxana and Viazlo, Oleksandr and , },
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  keyword      = {Hadron-Hadron scattering (experiments)},
  language     = {eng},
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  series       = {Journal of High Energy Physics},
  title        = {Measurement of the angular coefficients in Z-boson events using electron and muon pairs from data taken at √s = 8 TeV with the ATLAS detector},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/JHEP08(2016)159},
  volume       = {2016},
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