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Measurement of the transverse momentum and $\phi^*_{\eta}$ distributions of Drell-Yan lepton pairs in proton-proton collisions at $\sqrt{s}=8$ TeV with the ATLAS detector

G. Aad 1 S. Albrand 2 J. Collot 2 S. Crépé-Renaudin 2 P.A. Delsart 2 C. Gabaldon 2 M.H. Genest 2 J.Y. Hostachy 2 F. Ledroit-Guillon 2 A. Lleres 2 A. Lucotte 2 F. Malek 2 C. Monini 2 J. Stark 2 B. Trocmé 2 M. Wu 2 G. Rahal 3 Z. Barnovska 4 N. Berger 4 M. Delmastro 4 L. Di Ciaccio 4 S. Elles 4 C. Goy 4 T. Hryn’ova 4 S. Jézéquel 4 I. Koletsou 4 R. Lafaye 4 Jérémy Lévêque 4 N. Massol 4 P. Mastrandea 4 G. Sauvage 4 E. Sauvan 4 O. Simard 4 T. Todorov 4 I. Wingerter-Seez 4 E. Yatsenko 4 M.K. Ayoub 5 A. Bassalat 5 C. Bécot 5 S. Binet 5 C. Bourdarios 5 D. Delgove 5 J-B. de Vivie De Regie 5 L. Duflot 5 M. Escalier 5 L. Fayard 5 D. Fournier 5 E.L. Gkougkousis 5 J-F. Grivaz 5 T. Guillemin 5 F. Hariri 5 S. Henrot-Versille 5 J. Hrivnac 5 L. Iconomidou-Fayard 5 M. Kado 5 A. Lounis 5 N. Makovec 5 N. Morange 5 C. Nellist 5 P. Petroff 5 L. Poggioli 5 P. Puzo 5 A. Renaud 5 D. Rousseau 5 G. Rybkin 5 A.C. Schaffer 5 E. Scifo 5 L. Serin 5 S. Simion 5 R. Tanaka 5 D. Zerwas 5 Zhongkai Zhang 5 Y. Zhao 5 D. Boumediene 6 E. Busato 6 D. Calvet 6 S. Calvet 6 J. Donini 6 E. Dubreuil 6 G. Gilles 6 Ph. Gris 6 H. Liao 6 R. Madar 6 D. Pallin 6 S.M. Romano Saez 6 C. Santoni 6 D. Simon 6 T. Theveneaux-Pelzer 6 F. Vazeille 6 L. Alio 1 M. Barbero 1 Y. Coadou 1 C. Diaconu 1 Sara Diglio 1 F. Djama 1 O. Duccu 1 L. Feligioni 1 J. Gao 1 G.D. Hallewell 1 F. Hubaut 1 S.J. Kahn 1 E. B. F. G. Knoops 1 E. Le Guirriec 1 J. Liu 1 K. Liu 1 D. Madaffari 1 K. Mochizuki 1 E. Monnier 1 S. Muanza 1 Y. Nagai 1 E. Nagy 1 P. Pralavorio 1 A. Rozanov 1 T. Serre M. Talby 1 R.E. Ticse Torres 1 E. Tiouchichine 1 S. Tisserant 1 J. Toth 1 F. Touchard 1 L. Vacavant 1
Abstract : Distributions of transverse momentum $p_T^{ll}$ and the angular variable $\phi^*_\eta$ of Drell--Yan lepton pairs are measured in 20.3 fb$^{-1}$ of proton--proton collisions at $\sqrt{s}=8$ TeV with the ATLAS detector at the LHC. Measurements in electron-pair and muon-pair final states are corrected for detector effects and combined. Compared to previous measurements in proton--proton collisions at $\sqrt{s}=7$ TeV, these new measurements benefit from a larger data sample and improved control of systematic uncertainties. Measurements are performed in bins of lepton-pair mass above, around and below the Z-boson mass peak. The data are compared to predictions from perturbative and resummed QCD calculations. For values of $\phi^*_\eta < 1$ the predictions from the Monte Carlo generator ResBos are generally consistent with the data within the theoretical uncertainties. However, at larger values of $\phi^*_\eta$ this is not generally the case. Monte Carlo generators based on the parton-shower approach are unable to describe the data over the full range of $p_T^{ll}$ and the fixed-order prediction of DYNNLO falls below the data at high values of $p_T^{ll}$. ResBos and the parton-shower Monte Carlo generators provide a much better description of the evolution of the $\phi^*_\eta$ and $p_T^{ll}$ distributions as a function of lepton-pair mass and rapidity.
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G. Aad, S. Albrand, J. Collot, S. Crépé-Renaudin, P.A. Delsart, et al.. Measurement of the transverse momentum and $\phi^*_{\eta}$ distributions of Drell-Yan lepton pairs in proton-proton collisions at $\sqrt{s}=8$ TeV with the ATLAS detector. European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields, Springer Verlag (Germany), 2016, 76, pp.291. ⟨10.1140/epjc/s10052-016-4070-4⟩. ⟨in2p3-01239667⟩



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