First Measurement of the Angular Coefficients of Drell-Yan $e^{+}e^{-}$ pairs in the Z Mass Region from $p\bar{p}$ Collisions at $\sqrt{s}$ = 1.96 TeV

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We report on the first measurement of the angular distributions of final state electrons in p{bar p} {yields} {gamma}*/Z {yields} e{sup +}e{sup -} + X events produced in the Z boson mass region at {radical}s = 1.96 TeV. The data sample collected by the CDF II detector for this result corresponds to 2.1 fb{sup -1} of integrated luminosity. The angular distributions are studied as a function of the transverse momentum of the electron-positron pair and show good agreement with the Lam-Tung relation, consistent with a spin-1 description of the gluon, and demonstrate that at high values of the transverse momentum, ... continued below

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Aaltonen, T.; Aaltonen, T.; Phys., /Helsinki Inst. of; Alvarez Gonzalez, B.; Phys., /Oviedo U. /Cantabria Inst. of; Amerio, S. et al. March 1, 2011.

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We report on the first measurement of the angular distributions of final state electrons in p{bar p} {yields} {gamma}*/Z {yields} e{sup +}e{sup -} + X events produced in the Z boson mass region at {radical}s = 1.96 TeV. The data sample collected by the CDF II detector for this result corresponds to 2.1 fb{sup -1} of integrated luminosity. The angular distributions are studied as a function of the transverse momentum of the electron-positron pair and show good agreement with the Lam-Tung relation, consistent with a spin-1 description of the gluon, and demonstrate that at high values of the transverse momentum, Z bosons are produced via quark anti-quark annihilation and quark-gluon Compton processes.

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  • Journal Name: Submitted to Phys.Rev.Lett.; Journal Volume: 106; Journal Issue: 24

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  • Report No.: FERMILAB-PUB-11-153-E
  • Grant Number: AC02-07CH11359
  • DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.106.241801 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 1013147
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Aaltonen, T.; Aaltonen, T.; Phys., /Helsinki Inst. of; Alvarez Gonzalez, B.; Phys., /Oviedo U. /Cantabria Inst. of; Amerio, S. et al. First Measurement of the Angular Coefficients of Drell-Yan $e^{+}e^{-}$ pairs in the Z Mass Region from $p\bar{p}$ Collisions at $\sqrt{s}$ = 1.96 TeV, article, March 1, 2011; Batavia, Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc834525/: accessed September 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.