Precision weak boson production cross-section measurements at LHCb

Barschel, C. (2013) Precision weak boson production cross-section measurements at LHCb. Il nuovo cimento C, 36 (6). pp. 148-153. ISSN 1826-9885

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Precision measurements of weak boson production cross-sections at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) allow the Standard Model to be tested and parton distribution functions to be constrained. To achieve this goal an absolute precision of 2% or better is desirable on the experimental measurement. We present how such accuracy on the luminosity determination at a hadron collider is achieved in the LHCb experiment. The LHCb measurements are unique in that they combine two methods, the classical van der Meer method and a novel method based on beam-gas interactions. The impact of these precise luminosity measurements on the LHCb analyses of electroweak production measurements are presented.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Decays of W bosons ; Decays of Z bosons
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 530 Fisica
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 07 May 2020 16:03
Last Modified: 07 May 2020 16:03

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