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Measurement of the weak mixing angle with the Drell-Yan process in proton-proton collisions at the LHC

(CMS Collaboration) Chatrchyan, S.; Brigljević, Vuko; Đurić, Senka; Kadija, Krešo; Luetić, Jelena; Morović, Srećko (2011) Measurement of the weak mixing angle with the Drell-Yan process in proton-proton collisions at the LHC. Physical Review D, 84 (11). 112002/1-112002/23. ISSN 1550-7998

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Abstract

A multivariate likelihood method to measure electroweak couplings with the Drell–Yan process at the LHC is presented. The process is described by the dilepton rapidity, invariant mass, and decay angle distributions. The decay angle ambiguity due to the unknown assignment of the scattered constituent quark and antiquark to the two protons in a collision is resolved statistically using correlations between the observables. The method is applied to a sample of dimuon events from proton-proton collisions at √s=7  TeV collected by the CMS experiment at the LHC, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 1.1  fb-1. From the dominant uu̅ , dd̅ →γ*/Z→μ-μ+ process, the effective weak mixing angle parameter is measured to be sin⁡2θeff=0.2287±0.0020 (stat.)±0.0025 (syst.). This result is consistent with measurements from other processes, as expected within the standard model.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: electroweak parameters; hadron collisions; pair production
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Physics
NATURAL SCIENCES > Physics > Physics of Elementary Particles and Fields
NATURAL SCIENCES > Physics > Astronomy and Astrophysics
Divisions: Division of Experimental Physics
Projects:
Project titleProject leaderProject codeProject type
Eksperimentalna fizika na LHC energijama[93132] Krešo Kadija098-0982887-2878MZOS
Depositing User: Krešo Kadija
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2013 11:26
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2016 15:07
URI: http://fulir.irb.hr/id/eprint/622
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.84.112002

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