Measurement of the polarisation of W bosons produced with large transverse momentum in pp collisions at root s=7 TeV with the ATLAS experiment
Popovic, D. S.
Vranješ Milosavljević, Marija
ATLAS Collaboration (ukupan broj autora: 3035)
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This paper describes an analysis of the angular distribution of W - GT e nu and W - GT mu nu decays, using data from pp collisions at root s = 7 TeV recorded with the ATLAS detector at the LHC in 2010, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of about 35 pb(-1). Using the decay lepton transverse momentum and the missing transverse momentum, the W decay angular distribution projected onto the transverse plane is obtained and analysed in terms of helicity fractions f(0), f(L) and f(R) over two ranges of W transverse momentum (p(T)(W)) : 35 LT p(T)(W) LT 50 GeV and p(T)(W) GT 50 GeV. Good agreement is found with theoretical predictions. For p(T)(W) GT 50 GeV, the values of f(0) and f(L) - f(R), averaged over charge and lepton flavour, are measured to be: f(0) = 0.127 +/- 0.030 +/- 0.108 and f(L) - f(R) = 0.252 +/- 0.017 +/- 0.030, where the first uncertainties are statistical, and the second include all systematic effects.
Извор:European Physical Journal C. Particles and Fields, 2012, 72, 5
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ISSN: 1434-6044 (print); 1434-6052 (electronic)