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European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields 72 (2012) 2080
Measurement of the underlying event in the Drell-Yan process in proton-proton collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV
S. Chatrchyan, D. Sillou1, M. Besancon2, S. Choudhury2, M. Dejardin2, D. Denegri2, B. Fabbro2, J.L. Faure2, F. Ferri2, S. Ganjour2, A. Givernaud2, P. Gras2, G. Hamel de Monchenault2, P. Jarry2, E. Locci2, J. Malcles2, M. Marionneau2, L. Millischer2, J. Rander2, A. Rosowsky2, I. Shreyber2, M. Titov2, S. Baffioni3, F. Beaudette3, L. Benhabib3, L. Bianchini3, M. Bluj3, C. Broutin3, Pierre Busson3, C. Charlot3, N. Daci3, T. Dahms3, L. Dobrzynski3, S. Elgammal3, R. Granier de Cassagnac3, M. Haguenauer3, P. Mine3, C. Mironov3, C. Ochando3, P. Paganini3, D. Sabes3, R. Salerno3, Y. Sirois3, C. Thiebaux3, C. Veelken3, A. Zabi3, J.-L. Agram4, J. Andrea4, D. Bloch4, D. Bodin4, J.-M. Brom4, M. Cardaci4, E.C. Chabert4, C. Collard4, E. Conte4, F. Drouhin4, C. Ferro4, J.-C. Fontaine4, D. Gele4, U. Goerlach4, S. Greder4, P. Juillot4, M. Karim4, A.-C. Le Bihan4, P. Van Hove4, F. Fassi5, D. Mercier5, C. Baty6, S. Beauceron6, N. Beaupere6, M. Bedjidian6, O. Bondu6, G. Boudoul6, D. Boumediene6, H. Brun6, J. Chasserat6, R. Chierici6, D. Contardo6, P. Depasse6, H. El Mamouni6, A. Falkiewicz6, J. Fay6, S. Gascon6, M. Gouzevitch6, B. Ille6, T. Kurca6, T. Le Grand6, M. Lethuillier6, L. Mirabito6, S. Perries6, V. Sordini6, S. Tosi6, Y. Tschudi6, P. Verdier6, S. Viret6
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A measurement of the underlying event (UE) activity in proton-proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 7 TeV is performed using Drell--Yan events in a data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 2.2 inverse femtobarns, collected by the CMS experiment at the LHC. The activity measured in the muonic final state (q q-bar to opposite sign muons) is corrected to the particle level and compared with the predictions of various Monte Carlo generators and hadronization models. The dependence of the UE activity on the dimuon invariant mass is well described by PYTHIA and HERWIG++ tunes derived from the leading jet/track approach, illustrating the universality of the UE activity. The UE activity is observed to be independent of the dimuon invariant mass in the region above 40 GeV, while a slow increase is observed with increasing transverse momentum of the dimuon system. The dependence of the UE activity on the transverse momentum of the dimuon system is accurately described by MADGRAPH, which simulates multiple hard emissions.
1:  LAPP - Laboratoire d'Annecy le Vieux de Physique des Particules
2:  IRFU - Institut de Recherches sur les lois Fondamentales de l'Univers (ex DAPNIA)
3:  LLR - Laboratoire Leprince-Ringuet
4:  DRS-IPHC - Département Recherches Subatomiques
5:  CC IN2P3 - Centre de Calcul de l'inst. national de phy. nucléaire et de phy. des particules
6:  IPNL - Institut de Physique Nucléaire de Lyon
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