Measurement of the transverse momentum distribution of Drell–Yan lepton pairs in proton–proton collisions at √s = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector

Atlas Collaboration

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Abstract

This paper describes precision measurements of the transverse momentum pℓℓT (ℓ = e, µ) and of the angular variable φη distributions of Drell–Yan lepton pairs in a mass range of 66–116 GeV. The analysis uses data from 36.1 fb−1 of proton–proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of √s = 13 TeV collected by the ATLAS experiment at the LHC in 2015 and 2016. Measurements in electron-pair and muon-pair final states are performed in the same fiducial volumes, corrected for detector effects, and combined. Compared to previous measurements in proton–proton collisions at √s = 7 and 8 TeV, this new measurement probes perturbative QCD at a higher centre-of-mass energy with a different composition of initial states. It reaches a precision of 0.2% for the normalized spectra at low values of pℓℓT . The data are compared with different QCD predictions, where it is found that predictions based on resummation approaches can describe the full spectrum within uncertainties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalUnknown Journal
StatePublished - Dec 5 2019

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