Measurement of the W charge asymmetry in the W→μν decay mode in pp collisions at √s=7 TeV with the ATLAS detector

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Abstract

This Letter reports a measurement of the muon charge asymmetry from W bosons produced in proton–proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 7 TeV with the ATLAS experiment at the LHC. The asymmetry is measured in the W→μν decay mode as a function of the muon pseudorapidity using a data sample corresponding to a total integrated luminosity of 31 pb−1. The results are compared to predictions based on next-to-leading order calculations with various parton distribution functions. This measurement provides information on the u and d quark momentum fractions in the proton.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)31-49
Number of pages19
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume701
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 27 2011

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Keywords

  • Charge asymmetry
  • Muon decay mode
  • Parton distribution function
  • W production

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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