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Physics Letters B 715 (2012) 66-87
Study of W boson production in PbPb and pp collisions at sqrt(s[NN]) = 2.76 TeV
S. Chatrchyan, M. Besancon1, S. Choudhury1, M. Dejardin1, D. Denegri1, B. Fabbro1, J.L. Faure1, F. Ferri1, S. Ganjour1, A. Givernaud1, P. Gras1, G. Hamel de Monchenault1, P. Jarry1, E. Locci1, J. Malcles1, L. Millischer1, A. Nayak1, J. Rander1, A. Rosowsky1, I. Shreyber1, M. Titov1, S. Baffioni2, F. Beaudette2, L. Benhabib2, L. Bianchini2, M. Bluj2, C. Broutin2, Pierre Busson2, C. Charlot2, N. Daci2, T. Dahms2, L. Dobrzynski2, R. Granier de Cassagnac2, M. Haguenauer2, P. Mine2, C. Mironov2, M. Nguyen2, C. Ochando2, P. Paganini2, D. Sabes2, R. Salerno2, Y. Sirois2, C. Veelken2, A. Zabi2, J.-L. Agram3, J. Andrea3, D. Bloch3, D. Bodin3, J.-M. Brom3, M. Cardaci3, E.C. Chabert3, C. Collard3, E. Conte3, F. Drouhin3, C. Ferro3, J.-C. Fontaine3, D. Gele3, U. Goerlach3, P. Juillot3, M. Karim3, A.-C. Le Bihan3, P. Van Hove3, F. Fassi4, D. Mercier4, S. Beauceron5, N. Beaupere5, O. Bondu5, G. Boudoul5, H. Brun5, J. Chasserat5, R. Chierici5, D. Contardo5, P. Depasse5, H. El Mamouni5, J. Fay5, S. Gascon5, M. Gouzevitch5, B. Ille5, T. Kurca5, M. Lethuillier5, L. Mirabito5, S. Perries5, V. Sordini5, S. Tosi5, Y. Tschudi5, P. Verdier5, S. Viret5
CMS Collaboration(s)
(2012)

A measurement is presented of W-boson production in PbPb collisions carried out at a nucleon-nucleon (NN) centre-of-mass energy sqrt(s[NN]) of 2.76 TeV at the LHC using the CMS detector. In data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 7.3 inverse microbarns, the number of W to mu mu-neutrino decays is extracted in the region of muon pseudorapidity abs(eta[mu])<2.1 and transverse momentum pt[mu]>25 GeV. Yields of muons found per unit of pseudorapidity correspond to (159 +/- 10 (stat.) +/- 12 (syst.)) 10E-8 W(plus) and (154 +/- 10 (stat.) +/- 12 (syst.)) 10E-8 W(minus) bosons per minimum-bias PbPb collision. The dependence of W production on the centrality of PbPb collisions is consistent with a scaling of the yield by the number of incoherent NN collisions. The yield of W bosons is also studied in a sample of pp interactions at sqrt(s)= 2.76 TeV corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 231 inverse nanobarns. The individual W(plus) and W(minus) yields in PbPb and pp collisions are found to agree, once the neutron and proton content in Pb nuclei is taken into account. Likewise, the difference observed in the dependence of the positive and negative muon production on pseudorapidity is consistent with next-to-leading order perturbative QCD calculations.
1 :  IRFU - Institut de Recherches sur les lois Fondamentales de l'Univers (ex DAPNIA)
2 :  LLR - Laboratoire Leprince-Ringuet
3 :  DRS-IPHC - Département Recherches Subatomiques
4 :  CC IN2P3 - Centre de Calcul de l'inst. national de phy. nucléaire et de phy. des particules
5 :  IPNL - Institut de Physique Nucléaire de Lyon
Physique/Physique des Hautes Energies - Expérience

Physique/Physique Nucléaire Expérimentale
Lien vers le texte intégral : 
http://fr.arXiv.org/abs/1205.6334