The first study of the angular distribution of μ+μ- pairs produced in the forward rapidity region via the Drell-Yan reaction pp→γ∗/Z+X→ℓ+ℓ-+X is presented, using data collected with the LHCb detector at a center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 5.1 fb-1. The coefficients of the five leading terms in the angular distribution are determined as a function of the dimuon transverse momentum and rapidity. The results are compared to various theoretical predictions of the Z-boson production mechanism and can also be used to probe transverse-momentum-dependent parton distributions within the proton.

First Measurement of the Z →μ⁺μ⁻ Angular Coefficients in the Forward Region of pp Collisions at √s =13 TeV

Graverini E.;Punzi G.;
2022-01-01

Abstract

The first study of the angular distribution of μ+μ- pairs produced in the forward rapidity region via the Drell-Yan reaction pp→γ∗/Z+X→ℓ+ℓ-+X is presented, using data collected with the LHCb detector at a center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 5.1 fb-1. The coefficients of the five leading terms in the angular distribution are determined as a function of the dimuon transverse momentum and rapidity. The results are compared to various theoretical predictions of the Z-boson production mechanism and can also be used to probe transverse-momentum-dependent parton distributions within the proton.
2022
Aaij, R.; Abdelmotteleb, A. S. W.; Abellan Beteta, C.; Abudinen, F.; Ackernley, T.; Adeva, B.; Adinolfi, M.; Afsharnia, H.; Agapopoulou, C.; Aidala, C...espandi
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