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LHC Lead Data and Nuclear PDFs

Abstract : We compare predictions of nCTEQ15 nuclear parton distribution functions with proton-lead vector boson production data from the LHC. We select data sets that are most sensitive to nuclear PDFs and have potential to constrain them. We identify the kinematic regions and flavours where these data can bring new information and will have largest impact on the nuclear PDFs. Finally, we estimate the effect of including these data in a global analysis using a reweighting method.
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A. Kusina, F. Lyonnet, D.B. Clark, E. Godat, T. Ježo, et al.. LHC Lead Data and Nuclear PDFs. XXIII Cracow Epiphany Conference, Jan 2017, Cracow Poland. pp.1035-1047, ⟨10.5506/APhysPolB.48.1035⟩. ⟨in2p3-01529562⟩

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