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Determination of the strange-quark density of the proton from ATLAS measurements of the W->l nu and Z->ll cross sections

G. Aad S. Albrand 1 M.L. Andrieux 1 Q. Buat 1 B. Clement 1 J. Collot 1 S. Crépé-Renaudin 1 T. Delemontex 1 P.A. Delsart 1 M.H. Genest 1 J.Y. Hostachy 1 E. Laisne 1 F. Ledroit-Guillon 1 A. Lleres 1 A. Lucotte 1 F. Malek 1 P. Martin 1 F. Polci 1 J. Stark 1 X. Sun 1 B. Trocmé 1 J. Wang 1 C. Weydert 1 C. Biscarat 2 E. Cogneras 2 G. Rahal 2 D. Boumediene 3 Emmanuel Busato 3 D. Calvet 3 S. Calvet 3 Reina Coromoto Camacho Toro 3 Diane Cinca 4 J. Donini 3 R. Febbraro 3 N. Ghodbane 3 C. Guicheney 3 H. Liao 3 D. Pallin 3 Daniela Paredes Hernández 3 F. Podlyski 3 C. Santoni 3 L. P. Says 3 F. Vazeille 3 S. Abdel Khalek 5 H. Abreu 5 N. Andari 5 C. Arnault 5 E. Augé 5 P. Barrillon 5 M. Benoit 5 S. Binet 5 C. Bourdarios 5 C. de la Taille 5 J.B. de Vivie de Regie 5 L. Duflot 5 M. Escalier 5 L. Fayard 5 D. Fournier 5 J.-F. Grivaz 5 S. Henrot-Versillé 5 J. Hrivnac 5 L. Iconomidou-Fayard 5 J. Idarraga 5 M. Kado 5 N. Lorenzo Martinez 5 A. Lounis 5 N. Makovec 5 P. Matricon 5 F. Niedercorn 5 L. Poggioli 5 P. Puzo 5 A. Renaud 5 D. Rousseau 5 G. Rybkin 5 J.B. Sauvan 5 J. Schaarschmidt 5 A.C. Schaffer 5 E. Scifo 5 L. Serin 5 S. Simion 5 R. Tanaka 5 M. Teinturier 5 J.J. Veillet 5 I. Vukotic 5 F. Wicek 5 D. Zerwas 5 Zhen Zhang 5 L. Aperio Bella 6 B. Aubert 6 N. Berger 6 J. Colas M. Delmastro 6 L. Di Ciaccio 6 T.K.O. Doan 6 S. Elles 6 C. Goy 6 L. Helary 6 T. Hryn'Ova 6 A. Jérémie 6 S. Jézéquel 6 M. Kataoka 6 J. Labbe 6 R. Lafaye 6 J. Leveque 6 V.P. Lombardo 6 N. Massol 6 P. Perrodo 6 E. Petit 6 H. Przysiezniak 6 E. Richter-Was 6 G. Sauvage 6 E. Sauvan 6 M. Schwoerer 6 T. Todorov 6 D. Tsionou 6 I. Wingerter-Seez 6 R. Zitoun 6 Y. Zolnierowski 6 S. Aoun 7 C. P. Bee 7 C. Benchouk 7 C. Bertella 7 N. Bousson 7 J. C. Clémens 7 Y. Coadou 7 F. Djama 7 F. Etienne 7 L. Feligioni 7 F. Henry-Couannier 7 D. Hoffmann 7 F. Hubaut 7 E. B. F. G. Knoops 7 E. Le Guirriec 7 B. Li 7 J. Maurer 7 E. Monnier 7 J. Odier 7 P. Pralavorio 7 Z. Qian 7 A. Rozanov 7 M. Talby 7 N. Tannoury 7 S. Tisserant 7 J. Toth 7 F. Touchard 7 L. Vacavant 7
Abstract : A QCD analysis is reported of ATLAS data on inclusive W and Z boson production in pp collisions at the LHC, jointly with ep deep inelastic scattering data from HERA. The ATLAS data exhibit sensitivity to the light quark sea composition and magnitude at Bjorken x ~ 0.01. Specifically, the data support the hypothesis of a symmetric composition of the light quark sea at low x. The ratio of the strange-to-down sea quark distributions is determined to be 1.00(+0.25-0.28) at absolute four-momentum transfer squared Q^2 = 1.9 GeV^2 and x = 0.023.
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G. Aad, S. Albrand, M.L. Andrieux, Q. Buat, B. Clement, et al.. Determination of the strange-quark density of the proton from ATLAS measurements of the W->l nu and Z->ll cross sections. Physical Review Letters, American Physical Society, 2012, 109, pp.012001. ⟨10.1103/PhysRevLett.109.012001⟩. ⟨in2p3-00681368⟩

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