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Study of Z boson production in PbPb collisions at nucleon-nucleon centre of mass energy = 2.76 TeV

S. Chatrchyan D. Sillou 1 M. Besancon 2 S. Choudhury 2 M. Dejardin 2 D. Denegri 2 B. Fabbro 2 J.L. Faure 2 F. Ferri 2 S. Ganjour 2 F.X. Gentit 2 A. Givernaud 2 P. Gras 2 G. Hamel de Monchenault 2 P. Jarry 2 E. Locci 2 J. Malcles 2 M. Marionneau 2 L. Millischer 2 J. Rander 2 A. Rosowsky 2 I. Shreyber 2 M. Titov 2 P. Verrecchia 2 S. Baffioni 3 F. Beaudette 3 L. Benhabib 3 L. Bianchini 3 M. Bluj 3 C. Broutin 3 Pierre Busson 3 C. Charlot 3 T. Dahms 3 L. Dobrzynski 3 S. Elgammal 3 R. Granier de Cassagnac 3 M. Haguenauer 3 P. Mine 3 C. Mironov 3 C. Ochando 3 P. Paganini 3 D. Sabes 3 R. Salerno 3 Y. Sirois 3 C. Thiebaux 3 A. Zabi 3 J.-L. Agram 4 J. Andrea 4 D. Bloch 4 D. Bodin 4 J.-M. Brom 4 M. Cardaci 4 E.C. Chabert 4 C. Collard 4 E. Conte 4 F. Drouhin 4 C. Ferro 4 J.-C. Fontaine 4 D. Gele 4 U. Goerlach 4 S. Greder 4 P. Juillot 4 M. Karim 4 A.-C. Le Bihan 4 Y. Mikami 4 P. van Hove 4 F. Fassi 5 D. Mercier 5 C. Baty 6 S. Beauceron 6 N. Beaupere 6 M. Bedjidian 6 O. Bondu 6 G. Boudoul 6 D. Boumediene 6 H. Brun 6 N. Chanon 6 R. Chierici 6 D. Contardo 6 P. Depasse 6 H. El Mamouni 7 A. Falkiewicz 6 J. Fay 6 S. Gascon 6 B. Ille 6 T. Kurca 6 T. Le Grand 6 M. Lethuillier 6 L. Mirabito 6 S. Perries 6 V. Sordini 6 S. Tosi 6 Y. Tschudi 6 P. Verdier 6
Abstract : A search for Z bosons in the mu^+mu^- decay channel has been performed in PbPb collisions at a nucleon-nucleon centre of mass energy = 2.76 TeV with the CMS detector at the LHC, in a 7.2 inverse microbarn data sample. The number of opposite-sign muon pairs observed in the 60--120 GeV/c^2 invariant mass range is 39, corresponding to a yield per unit of rapidity (y) and per minimum bias event of (33.8 +/- 5.5 (stat) +/- 4.4 (syst)) 10^{-8}, in the |y|<2.0 range. Rapidity, transverse momentum, and centrality dependencies are also measured. The results agree with next-to-leading order QCD calculations, scaled by the number of incoherent nucleon-nucleon collisions.
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S. Chatrchyan, D. Sillou, M. Besancon, S. Choudhury, M. Dejardin, et al.. Study of Z boson production in PbPb collisions at nucleon-nucleon centre of mass energy = 2.76 TeV. Physical Review Letters, American Physical Society, 2011, 106, pp.212301. ⟨10.1103/PhysRevLett.106.212301⟩. ⟨in2p3-00572415⟩

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