Measurement of the W-boson mass in pp collisions at √s=7 TeV with the ATLAS detector

Allbrooke, B M M, Asquith, L, Cerri, A, Chavez Barajas, C A, De Santo, A, Salvatore, F, Santoyo Castillo, I, Suruliz, K, Sutton, M R, Vivarelli, I and The ATLAS Collaboration, (2018) Measurement of the W-boson mass in pp collisions at √s=7 TeV with the ATLAS detector. European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields, 78 (110). ISSN 1434-6044

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Abstract

A measurement of the mass of the W boson is presented based on proton–proton collision data recorded in 2011 at a centre-of-mass energy of 7 TeV with the ATLAS detector at the LHC, and corresponding to 4.6 fb−1 of integrated luminosity. The selected data sample consists of 7.8×106 candidates in the W→μν channel and 5.9×106 candidates in the W→eν channel. The W-boson mass is obtained from template fits to the reconstructed distributions of the charged lepton transverse momentum and of the W boson transverse mass in the electron and muon decay channels, yielding
mW=80370±7 (stat.)±11(exp. syst.)
±14(mod. syst.) MeV
=80370±19MeV,
where the first uncertainty is statistical, the second corresponds to the experimental systematic uncertainty, and the third to the physics-modelling systematic uncertainty. A measurement of the mass difference between the W+ and W−bosons yields mW+−mW−=−29±28 MeV.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences > Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
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Depositing User: Billy Wichaidit
Date Deposited: 29 May 2018 12:10
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2019 15:33
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/76195

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