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|Title:||Z boson production in Pb+Pb collisions at √sNN = 5.02 TeV measured by the ATLAS experiment|
|Other Titles:||Z boson production in Pb+Pb collisions at root sNN = 5.02 TeV measured by the ATLAS experiment|
Abed Abud, A.
Adam Bourdarios, C.
|Citation:||Physics Letters B, 2020; 802:135262-1-135262-23|
|G. Aad … A. Duvnjak … P. Jackson … J.L. Oliver … A. Petridis … A. Qureshi … A.S. Sharma … M.J. White … et al. [The ATLAS Collaboration]|
|Abstract:||The production yield of Z bosons is measured in the electron and muon decay channels in Pb+Pb collisions at √sNN = 5.02 TeV with the ATLAS detector. Data from the 2015 LHC run corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 0.49 are used for the analysis. The Z boson yield, normalised by the total number of minimum-bias events and the mean nuclear thickness function, is measured as a function of dilepton rapidity and event centrality. The measurements in Pb+Pb collisions are compared with similar measurements made in proton–proton collisions at the same centre-of-mass energy. The nuclear modification factor is found to be consistent with unity for all centrality intervals. The results are compared with theoretical predictions obtained at next-to-leading order using nucleon and nuclear parton distribution functions. The normalised Z boson yields in Pb+Pb collisions lie 1–3σ above the predictions. The nuclear modification factor measured as a function of rapidity agrees with unity and is consistent with a next-to-leading-order QCD calculation including the isospin effect.|
|Rights:||©2020 The Author(s). Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). Funded by SCOAP³.|
|Appears in Collections:||Physics publications|
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