NNLO nuclear parton distribution functions with electroweak-boson production data from the LHC

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Helenius , I , Walt , M & Vogelsang , W 2022 , ' NNLO nuclear parton distribution functions with electroweak-boson production data from the LHC ' , Physical Review D , vol. 105 , no. 9 , 094031 . https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.105.094031

Title: NNLO nuclear parton distribution functions with electroweak-boson production data from the LHC
Author: Helenius, Ilkka; Walt, Marina; Vogelsang, Werner
Contributor organization: Helsinki Institute of Physics
Date: 2022-05-24
Language: eng
Number of pages: 19
Belongs to series: Physical Review D
ISSN: 2470-0010
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.105.094031
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/346204
Abstract: We present new sets of nuclear parton distribution functions (nPDFs) at next-to-leading order and next-to-next-to-leading order in perturbative QCD. Our analyses are based on deeply inelastic scattering data with charged-lepton and neutrino beams on nuclear targets, and experimental data from measurements of W-+/-, Z boson production in p + Pb collisions at the LHC. In addition, a set of proton baseline PDFs is fitted within the same framework and with the same theoretical assumptions. The results of our global QCD analysis are compared to existing nPDF sets and to the previous nPDF set TUJU19, which was based on deep-inelastic scattering data only. Our work is performed using an open-source tool, XFITTER, and the required extensions of the code are discussed as well. We find good agreement with the data included in the fit and a lower value for chi(2)/N-dp when performing the fit at next-to-next-to-leading order. We apply the resulting nuclear PDFs to electroweak boson production in Pb + Pb collisions at the LHC and compare the results to the most recent data from ATLAS and CMS.
Subject: 114 Physical sciences
Peer reviewed: Yes
Rights: cc_by
Usage restriction: openAccess
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