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

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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 4.6fb-1 of integrated luminosity. The selected data sample consists of 7.8 × 10 6 candidates in the W→ μν channel and 5.9 × 10 6 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 (Formula presented.) 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.

Original languageEnglish
Article number110
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Volume78
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Feb 2018

Funding

FundersFunder number
Not addedST/N000447/1, ST/N000420/1
AvH Foundation
Benoziyo Center, Israel
CEA-DSM/IRFU
COLCIEN-CIAS
Canada Council
Cantons of Bern and Geneva
DNSRCIN2P3-CNRS
DST/NRF
EU-ESF
MES of Russia
MESTD
MIZŠ
MNE/IFA
MSMT
MSSR
Minerva, Israel
RGC
Région Auvergne
VSC CR
Wal-lenberg Foundation
National Science Foundation
U.S. Department of Energy
Ontario Innovation Trust
Canarie
H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
Biomedical Research Foundation
Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science
CERN
Compute Canada
National Research Council
College of Arts and Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Glycemic Index Foundation
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
Science and Technology Facilities CouncilST/N000404/1, PP/E000452/1, ST/H001158/1, 1653101, ST/N000331/1, ST/H001158/2, GRIDPP, ST/N000277/1
Science and Technology Facilities Council
Leverhulme Trust
Royal Society
British Skin Foundation
European Research Council
Australian Research Council
Capital Markets CRC Limited
Singapore Eye Research Institute
Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
Agence Nationale de la Recherche
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung
Danmarks Grundforskningsfond
Canada Foundation for Innovation
Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo
National Natural Science Foundation of China
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung
Austrian Science Fund
Generalitat de Catalunya
Comisión Nacional de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica
Agencia Nacional de Promoción Científica y Tecnológica
Fonds Québécois de la Recherche sur la Nature et les Technologies
Ministerstvo Zdravotnictví Ceské Republiky
Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek
Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad
Generalitat Valenciana
Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Wirtschaft
General Secretariat for Research and Technology
Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico
Ministry of Science and Technology
Joint Institute for Nuclear Research
Israel Science Foundation
Instituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare
Narodowe Centrum Nauki
Javna Agencija za Raziskovalno Dejavnost RS
Ministerstwo Nauki i Szkolnictwa Wyższego
Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation
Israeli Centers for Research Excellence
Centre National pour la Recherche Scientifique et Technique
Horizon 2020
British Columbia Knowledge Development Fund
European Regional Development Fund
Fondation Partager le Savoir
National Research Center "Kurchatov Institute"
Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation

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