Measurement of forward W and Z boson production in association with jets in proton-proton collisions at √s = 8 TeV

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Abstract

The production of W and Z bosons in association with jets is studied in the forward region of proton-proton collisions collected at a centre-of-mass energy of 8 TeV by the LHCb experiment, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 1.98 ± 0.02 fb−1. The W boson is identified using its decay to a muon and a neutrino, while the Z boson is identified through its decay to a muon pair. Total cross-sections are measured and combined into charge ratios, asymmetries, and ratios of W +jet and Z+jet production cross-sections. Differential measurements are also performed as a function of both boson and jet kinematic variables. All results are in agreement with Standard Model predictions.
Original languageEnglish
Article number131
Number of pages23
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Volume2016
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Electroweak interaction
  • Forward physics
  • Hadron-Hadron scattering (experiments)
  • Jet physics
  • QCD

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