Measurement of associated Z plus charm production in proton-proton collisions at root s=8TeV

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The CMS Collaboration , Sirunyan , A M , Eerola , P , Pekkanen , J , Voutilainen , M , Härkönen , J , Järvinen , T , Karimäki , V , Kinnunen , R , Lampén , T , Lassila-Perini , K , Lehti , S , Lindén , T , Luukka , P , Tuominen , E , Tuominiemi , J , Tuovinen , E , Talvitie , J & Tuuva , T 2018 , ' Measurement of associated Z plus charm production in proton-proton collisions at root s=8TeV ' , European Physical Journal C. Particles and Fields , vol. 78 , no. 4 , 287 . https://doi.org/10.1140/epjc/s10052-018-5752-x

Title: Measurement of associated Z plus charm production in proton-proton collisions at root s=8TeV
Author: The CMS collaboration; Sirunyan, A. M.; Eerola, P.; Pekkanen, J.; Voutilainen, M.; Härkönen, J.; Järvinen, T.; Karimäki, V.; Kinnunen, R.; Lampén, T.; Lassila-Perini, K.; Lehti, S.; Lindén, T.; Luukka, P.; Tuominen, E.; Tuominiemi, J.; Tuovinen, E.; Talvitie, J.; Tuuva, T.
Contributor organization: Department of Physics
Helsinki Institute of Physics
Date: 2018-04-09
Language: eng
Number of pages: 34
Belongs to series: European Physical Journal C. Particles and Fields
ISSN: 1434-6044
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1140/epjc/s10052-018-5752-x
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/235488
Abstract: A study of the associated production of a Z boson and a charm quark jet (Z + c), and a comparison to production with a b quark jet (Z + b), in pp collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 8 TeV are presented. The analysis uses a data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 19.7 fb(-1), collected with the CMS detector at the CERN LHC. The Z boson candidates are identified through their decays into pairs of electrons or muons. Jets originating from heavy flavour quarks are identified using semileptonic decays of c or b flavoured hadrons and hadronic decays of charm hadrons. The measurements are performed in the kinematic region with two leptons with pT(l) > 20 GeV, vertical bar eta(l)vertical bar <2.1, 71 <m(ll) <111 GeV, and heavy flavour jets with p(T)(jet) > 25 GeV and vertical bar eta(jet)vertical bar <2.5. The Z + c production cross section is measured to be sigma(pp -> Z + c + X) B(Z -> l(+)l(-)) = 8.8 +/- 0.5 (stat)+/- 0.6 (syst) pb. The ratio of the Z+c and Z+b production cross sections is measured to be sigma(pp -> Z+c+X)/sigma (pp -> Z+b+X) = 2.0 +/- 0.2 (stat)+/- 0.2 (syst). The Z+c production cross section and the cross section ratio are also measured as a function of the transverse momentum of theZ boson and of the heavy flavour jet. The measurements are compared with theoretical predictions.
Subject: 114 Physical sciences
HADRON COLLIDERS
NNLO QCD
Z DECAYS
LHC
ALGORITHMS
Peer reviewed: Yes
Rights: cc_by
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