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Measurement of associated production of a $\mathrm {W}$ boson and a charm quark in proton–proton collisions at $\sqrt{s} = 13\,\text {Te}\text {V}$


CMS Collaboration; Canelli, Florencia; Kilminster, Benjamin; Aarrestad, Thea; Brzhechko, Danyyl; Caminada, Lea; de Cosa, Annapaoloa; Del Burgo, Riccardo; Donato, Silvio; Galloni, Camilla; Hreus, Tomas; Leontsinis, Stefanos; Mikuni, Vinicius Massami; Neutelings, Izaak; Rauco, Giorgia; Robmann, Peter; Salerno, Daniel; Schweiger, Korbinian; Seitz, Claudia; Takahashi, Yuta; Wertz, Sebastien; Zucchetta, Alberto; et al (2019). Measurement of associated production of a $\mathrm {W}$ boson and a charm quark in proton–proton collisions at $\sqrt{s} = 13\,\text {Te}\text {V}$. European Physical Journal C - Particles and Fields, C79(3):269.

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Measurements are presented of associated production of a $\mathrm {W}$ boson and a charm quark ($\mathrm {W}+\mathrm {c}$) in proton–proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 13 $\,\text {Te}\text {V}$. The data correspond to an integrated luminosity of 35.7 $\,\text {fb}^{-1}$ collected by the CMS experiment at the CERN LHC. The $\mathrm {W}$ bosons are identified by their decay into a muon and a neutrino. The charm quarks are tagged via the full reconstruction of ${\mathrm {D}^{*}(2010)^{\pm }}$ mesons that decay via ${\mathrm {D}^{*}(2010)^{\pm }}\rightarrow \mathrm {D}^0 + {\pi ^{\pm }}\rightarrow \mathrm {K}^{\mp } + {\pi ^{\pm }}+ {\pi ^{\pm }}$. A cross section is measured in the fiducial region defined by the muon transverse momentum $p_{\mathrm {T}} ^{\mu } > 26\,\text {Ge}\text {V}$, muon pseudorapidity $|\eta ^{\mu } | < 2.4$, and charm quark transverse momentum $p_{\mathrm {T}} ^{\mathrm {c}} > 5\,\text {Ge}\text {V}$. The inclusive cross section for this kinematic range is $\sigma (\mathrm {W}+\mathrm {c})=1026\pm 31\,\text {(stat)} \begin{array}{c} +76\\ -72 \end{array}\,\text {(syst)} \text { pb}$. The cross section is also measured differentially as a function of the pseudorapidity of the muon from the $\mathrm {W}$ boson decay. These measurements are compared with theoretical predictions and are used to probe the strange quark content of the proton.

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Measurements are presented of associated production of a $\mathrm {W}$ boson and a charm quark ($\mathrm {W}+\mathrm {c}$) in proton–proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 13 $\,\text {Te}\text {V}$. The data correspond to an integrated luminosity of 35.7 $\,\text {fb}^{-1}$ collected by the CMS experiment at the CERN LHC. The $\mathrm {W}$ bosons are identified by their decay into a muon and a neutrino. The charm quarks are tagged via the full reconstruction of ${\mathrm {D}^{*}(2010)^{\pm }}$ mesons that decay via ${\mathrm {D}^{*}(2010)^{\pm }}\rightarrow \mathrm {D}^0 + {\pi ^{\pm }}\rightarrow \mathrm {K}^{\mp } + {\pi ^{\pm }}+ {\pi ^{\pm }}$. A cross section is measured in the fiducial region defined by the muon transverse momentum $p_{\mathrm {T}} ^{\mu } > 26\,\text {Ge}\text {V}$, muon pseudorapidity $|\eta ^{\mu } | < 2.4$, and charm quark transverse momentum $p_{\mathrm {T}} ^{\mathrm {c}} > 5\,\text {Ge}\text {V}$. The inclusive cross section for this kinematic range is $\sigma (\mathrm {W}+\mathrm {c})=1026\pm 31\,\text {(stat)} \begin{array}{c} +76\\ -72 \end{array}\,\text {(syst)} \text { pb}$. The cross section is also measured differentially as a function of the pseudorapidity of the muon from the $\mathrm {W}$ boson decay. These measurements are compared with theoretical predictions and are used to probe the strange quark content of the proton.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute
Dewey Decimal Classification:530 Physics
Language:English
Date:2019
Deposited On:09 Jan 2020 10:41
Last Modified:18 Feb 2020 11:02
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:1434-6044
OA Status:Gold
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Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1140/epjc/s10052-019-6752-1

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