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

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We present a new measurement of the Z/{gamma}* transverse momentum distribution in the range 0-330 GeV, in proton anti-proton collisions at {radical}s = 1.96 TeV. The measurement uses 0.97 fb{sup -1} of integrated luminosity recorded by the D0 experiment and is the first using the Z/{gamma}* {yields} {mu}{sup +}{mu}{sup -} + 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 ... continued below

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Abazov, Victor Mukhamedovich; /Dubna, JINR; Abbott, Braden Keim; U., /Oklahoma; Abolins, Maris A.; U., /Michigan State et al. June 1, 2010.

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We present a new measurement of the Z/{gamma}* transverse momentum distribution in the range 0-330 GeV, in proton anti-proton collisions at {radical}s = 1.96 TeV. The measurement uses 0.97 fb{sup -1} of integrated luminosity recorded by the D0 experiment and is the first using the Z/{gamma}* {yields} {mu}{sup +}{mu}{sup -} + 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.

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  • Report No.: FERMILAB-PUB-10-183-E
  • Grant Number: AC02-07CH11359
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.physletb.2010.08.028 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 983638
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1013493

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Abazov, Victor Mukhamedovich; /Dubna, JINR; Abbott, Braden Keim; U., /Oklahoma; Abolins, Maris A.; U., /Michigan State et al. Measurement of the normalized $Z/\gamma^* -> \mu^+\mu^-$ transverse momentum distribution in $p\bar{p}$ collisions at $\sqrt{s}=1.96$ TeV, article, June 1, 2010; Batavia, Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1013493/: accessed December 15, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.