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Measurement of the Inclusive W and Z Production Cross Sections in pp Collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV with the CMS experiment

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 B. Wyslouch 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 J. Chasserat 6 R. Chierici 6 D. Contardo 6 P. Depasse 6 H. El Mamouni 7 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 measurement of inclusive W and Z production cross sections in pp collisions at sqrt(s)=7 TeV is presented. The electron and muon decay channels are analyzed in a data sample collected with the CMS detector at the LHC and corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 36 inverse picobarns. The measured inclusive cross sections are sigma(pp-> WX) B(W-> l nu) = 10.30 +/- 0.02 (stat.) +/- 0.10 (syst.) +/- 0.10 (th.) +/- 0.41 (lumi.) nb and sigma(pp -> ZX) B(Z-> l^+l^-) = 0.974 +/- 0.007 (stat.) +/- 0.007 (syst.) +/- 0.018 (th.) +/- 0.039 (lumi.) nb, limited to the dilepton invariant mass range 60 to 120 GeV. The luminosity-independent cross section ratios are [sigma(pp->WX) B(W-> l nu)]/[sigma(pp-> ZX) B(Z->l^+l^-)] = 10.54 +/- 0.07 (stat.) +/- 0.08 (syst.) +/- 0.16 (th.) and [sigma(pp->W^+X) B(W^+ -> l^+nu)] / [sigma(pp->W^- X) B(W^- -> l^- nu)] = 1.421 +/- 0.006 (stat.) +/- 0.014 (syst.) +/- 0.029 (th.). The measured values agree with next-to-next-to-leading order QCD cross section calculations based on recent parton distribution functions.
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S. Chatrchyan, D. Sillou, M. Besancon, S. Choudhury, M. Dejardin, et al.. Measurement of the Inclusive W and Z Production Cross Sections in pp Collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV with the CMS experiment. Journal of High Energy Physics, Springer, 2011, 10, pp.132. ⟨10.1007/JHEP10(2011)132⟩. ⟨in2p3-00611259⟩

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