Measurement of the Polarization of W Bosons with Large Transverse Momenta in W plus jets Events at the LHC
CMS Collaboration (ukupan broj autora: 2177)
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A first measurement of the polarization of W bosons with large transverse momenta in pp collisions is presented. The measurement is based on 36 pb(-1) of data recorded at root s = 7 TeV by the CMS detector at the LHC. The left-handed, right-handed, and longitudinal polarization fractions (f(L), f(R), and f(0), respectively) of W bosons with transverse momenta larger than 50 GeV are determined by using decays to both electrons and muons. The muon final state yields the most precise measurement: (f(L) - f(R))(-) = 0.240 +/- 0.036(syst) +/- 0.031(syst) and f(0)(-) = 0.183 +/- 0.087(stat) +/- 0.123(syst) for negatively charged W bosons and (f(L) - f(R))(+) = 0.310 +/- 0.036(syst) +/- 0.017(syst) and f(0)(+) = 0.171 +/- 0.085(syst) +/- 0.099(syst) for positively charged W bosons. This establishes, for the first time, that W bosons produced in pp collisions with large transverse momenta are predominantly left-handed, as expected in the standard model.
Извор:Physical Review Letters, 2011, 107, 2
- FMSR (Austria), FNRS (Belgium), FWO (Belgium), CNPq, Brazil, CAPES, Brazil, FAPERJ, Brazil, FAPESP, Brazil, MES (Bulgaria), CERN (China), CAS (China), MoST (China), NSFC (China), COLCIENCIAS (Colombia), MSES (Croatia), RPF (Cyprus), Academy of Sciences (Estonia), NICPB (Estonia), Academy of Finland, ME (Finland), HIP (Finland), CEA (France), CNRS/IN2P3 (France), BMBF, Germany, DFG (Germany), HGF (Germany), GSRT (Greece), OTKA (Hungary), NKTH (Hungary), DAE (India), DST (India), IPM (Iran), SFI (Ireland), INFN (Italy), NRF (Korea), WCU (Korea), LAS (Lithuania), CINVESTAV (Mexico), CONACYT (Mexico), SEP (Mexico), UASLP-FAI (Mexico), PAEC (Pakistan), SCSR (Poland), FCT (Portugal), JINR (Armenia), JINR (Belarus), JINR (Georgia), JINR (Ukraine), JINR (Uzbekistan), MST (Russia), MAE (Russia), MSTD (Serbia), MICINN (Spain), CPAN (Spain), Swiss Funding Agencies (Switzerland), NSC (Taipei), TUBITAK (Turkey), TAEK (Turkey), STFC (United Kingdom), DOE (USA), NSF (USA)
ISSN: 0031-9007 (print); 1079-7114 (electronic)