Measurement of $W^{\pm}$ and $Z$-boson production cross sections in $pp$ collisions at $\sqrt{s}=13$ TeV with the ATLAS detector

G. Aad 1 M. Alstaty 1 M. Barbero 1 A. Calandri 1 T.P. Calvet 1 Y. Coadou 1 C. Diaconu 1 S. Diglio 1 F. Djama 1 V. Ellajosyula 1 L. Feligioni 1 J. Gao 1 A. Hadef 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 E. Monnier 1 S. Muanza 1 E. Nagy 1 P. Pralavorio 1 Y. Rodina 1 A. Rozanov 1 M. Talby 1 T. Theveneaux-Pelzer 1 R.E. Ticse Torres 1 S. Tisserant 1 J. Toth 1 F. Touchard 1 L. Vacavant 1 Chen Wang 1 D. Boumediene 2 E. Busato 2 D. Calvet 2 S. Calvet 2 A.R. Chomont 2 J. Donini 2 Ph. Gris 2 R. Madar 2 D. Pallin 2 S.M. Romano Saez 2 C. Santoni 2 D. Simon 2 F. Vazeille 2 S. Albrand 3 S. Berlendis 3 C. Camincher 3 J. Collot 3 S. Crépé-Renaudin 3 P.A. Delsart 3 C. Gabaldon 3 M.H. Genest 3 J. Gradin 3 J.Y. Hostachy 3 F. Ledroit-Guillon 3 A. Lleres 3 A. Lucotte 3 F. Malek 3 E. Petit 3 J. Stark 3 B. Trocmé 3 M. Wu 3 M.K. Ayoub 4 A. Bassalat 4 S. Binet 4 C. Becot 4 C. Bourdarios 4 J.B. de Vivie De Regie 4 D. Delgove 4 L. Duflot 4 M. Escalier 4 L. Fayard 4 D. Fournier 4 E.L. Gkougkousis 4 J.-F. Grivaz 4 T. Guillemin 4 F. Hariri 4 S. Henrot-Versille 4 J. Hrivnac 4 L. Iconomidou-Fayard 4 M. Kado 4 A. Lounis 4 N. Makovec 4 N. Morange 4 C. Nellist 4 P. Petroff 4 L. Poggioli 4 P. Puzo 4 A. Renaud 4 G. Rybkin 4 D. Rousseau A.C. Schaffer 4 L. Serin 4 E. Scifo 4 S. Simion 4 R. Tanaka 4 D. Zerwas 4 Zhongkai Zhang 4 Y. Zhao 4 Z. Barnovska 5 N. Berger 5 M. Delmastro 5 L. Di Ciaccio 5 S. Elles 5 K. Grevtsov 5 T. Hryn’ova 5 S. Jézéquel 5 I. Koletsou 5 R. Lafaye 5 Jérémy Lévêque 5 P. Mastrandea 5 G. Sauvage 5 E. Sauvan 5 O. Simard 5 T. Todorov 5 I. Wingerter-Seez 5 E. Yatsenko 5
Abstract : Measurements of the $W^{\pm} \rightarrow \ell^{\pm} \nu$ and $Z \rightarrow \ell^+ \ell^-$ production cross sections (where $\ell^{\pm}=e^{\pm},\mu^{\pm}$) in proton-proton collisions at $\sqrt{s}=13$ TeV are presented using data recorded by the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider, corresponding to a total integrated luminosity of 81 pb$^{-1}$. The total inclusive $W^{\pm}$-boson production cross sections times the single-lepton-flavour branching ratios are $\sigma_{W^+}^{tot}= 11.78 \pm 0.02 (stat) \pm 0.32 (sys) \pm 0.59 (lumi)$ nb and $\sigma_{W^-}^{tot} = 8.75 \pm 0.02 (stat) \pm 0.24 (sys) \pm 0.44 (lumi)$ nb for $W^+$ and $W^-$, respectively. The total inclusive $Z$-boson production cross section times leptonic branching ratio, within the invariant mass window $66 < m_{\ell\ell} < 116$ GeV, is $\sigma_{Z}^{tot} = 1.97 \pm 0.01 (stat) \pm 0.04 (sys) \pm 0.10 (lumi)$ nb. The $W^+$, $W^-$, and $Z$-boson production cross sections and cross-section ratios within a fiducial region defined by the detector acceptance are also measured. The cross-section ratios benefit from significant cancellation of experimental uncertainties, resulting in $\sigma_{W^+}^{fid}/\sigma_{W^-}^{fid} = 1.295 \pm 0.003 (stat) \pm 0.010 (sys)$ and $\sigma_{W^{\pm}}^{fid}/\sigma_{Z}^{fid} = 10.31 \pm 0.04 (stat) \pm 0.20 (sys)$. Theoretical predictions, based on calculations accurate to next-to-next-to-leading order for quantum chromodynamics and next-to-leading order for electroweak processes and which employ different parton distribution function sets, are compared to these measurements.
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Physics Letters B, Elsevier, 2016, 759, pp.601-621. 〈10.1016/j.physletb.2016.06.023〉
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G. Aad, M. Alstaty, M. Barbero, A. Calandri, T.P. Calvet, et al.. Measurement of $W^{\pm}$ and $Z$-boson production cross sections in $pp$ collisions at $\sqrt{s}=13$ TeV with the ATLAS detector. Physics Letters B, Elsevier, 2016, 759, pp.601-621. 〈10.1016/j.physletb.2016.06.023〉. 〈in2p3-01295450〉

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