Measurements of Vector Bosons Produced in Association with Jets

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The latest D0 and CDF measurements of the W + jets and Z/{gamma}* + jets processes are described, along with a discussion of the comparisons that have been made to LO and NLO perturbative QCD predictions. The direct production of W{sup {+-}}/Z bosons in association with jets is a process of crucial importance at hadron collider experiments. The presence of a vector boson in the hard scatter means that these interactions occur at a scale that should make perturbative QCD applicable, and thus it is an excellent channel to test such predictions. Furthermore, many of the potential discovery channels for ... continued below

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Cooper, Ben & London, /University Coll. July 1, 2008.

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The latest D0 and CDF measurements of the W + jets and Z/{gamma}* + jets processes are described, along with a discussion of the comparisons that have been made to LO and NLO perturbative QCD predictions. The direct production of W{sup {+-}}/Z bosons in association with jets is a process of crucial importance at hadron collider experiments. The presence of a vector boson in the hard scatter means that these interactions occur at a scale that should make perturbative QCD applicable, and thus it is an excellent channel to test such predictions. Furthermore, many of the potential discovery channels for the Higgs boson and beyond standard model processes share a final state signature with the W{sup {+-}}/Z + jets process. It is thus vital for the success of existing and future hadron collider experiments that this process is understood, and recently there has been a huge amount of work put into the modeling of this process, with the appearance of many new Monte Carlo generators that are already widely used at both the Tevatron and LHC. In Sections 2 and 3 the latest W + jets and Z/{gamma}* + jets measurements from the Tevatron are presented, and in Section 4 we discuss the results and implications of some of the theory comparisons that have thus far been made.

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  • To appear in the proceedings of 16th International Workshop on Deep Inelastic Scattering and Related Subjects (DIS 2008), London, England, 7-11 Apr 2008

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  • Report No.: FERMILAB-CONF-08-251-E
  • Grant Number: AC02-07CH11359
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 936347
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Cooper, Ben & London, /University Coll. Measurements of Vector Bosons Produced in Association with Jets, article, July 1, 2008; Batavia, Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc898897/: accessed October 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.