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Title: Constraints on parton distribution functions and extraction of the strong coupling constant from the inclusive jet cross section in pp collisions at $$\sqrt{s} = 7$$ $$\,\text {TeV}$$

The inclusive jet cross section for proton–proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 7TeVwas measured by the CMS Collaboration at the LHC with data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 5.0fb-1. The measurement covers a phase space up to 2TeV in jet transverse momentum and 2.5 in absolute jet rapidity. The statistical precision of these data leads to stringent constraints on the parton distribution functions of the proton. The data provide important input for the gluon density at high fractions of the proton momentum and for the strong coupling constant at large energy scales. Using predictions from perturbative quantum chromodynamics at next-to-leading order, complemented with electroweak corrections, the constraining power of these data is investigated and the strong coupling constant at the Z boson mass MZ is determined to be αS(MZ)=0.1185±0.0019(exp)+0.0060-0.0037(theo), which is in agreement with the world average.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Yerevan Physics Inst. (YerPhI) (Armenia). et al.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1234861
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-PUB--14-436-CMS; CERN-PH-EP--2014-238; CMS-SMP--12-028
Journal ID: ISSN 1434-6052; arXiv eprint number arXiv:1410.6765
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-07CH11359
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
European physical journal. C, Particles and fields (Online)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: European physical journal. C, Particles and fields (Online); Journal Volume: 75; Journal Issue: 6; Journal ID: ISSN 1434-6052
Publisher:
Springer
Research Org:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Contributing Orgs:
CMS Collaboration
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS