skip to main content
OSTI.GOV title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: Hadronic production of W and Z bosons at large transverse momentum

Abstract

We introduce a modified factorization formalism in quantum chromodynamics for hadronic production of W and Z bosons at large transverse momentum p(T). When p(T) is much larger than the invariant mass Q of the vector boson, this new factorization formalism systematically resums the large fragmentation logarithms, alpha(m)(s)ln(m) (p(T)(2)/Q(2)), to all orders in the strong coupling alpha(s). Using our modified factorization formalism, we present the next-to-leading-order (NLO) predictions for W and Z boson production at high p(T) at the CERN Large Hadron Collider and at a future 100 TeV proton-proton collider. Our NLO results are about 5% larger in normalization, and they show improved convergence and moderate reduction of the scale variation compared to the NLO predictions derived in a conventional fixed-order perturbative expansion.

Authors:
; ; ; ;
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
National Science Foundation (NSF); USDOE Office of Science - Office of High Energy Physics
OSTI Identifier:
1391842
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review. D, Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 91; Journal Issue: 11; Journal ID: ISSN 1550-7998
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Berger, Edmond L., Gao, Jun, Kang, Zhong-Bo, Qiu, Jian-Wei, and Zhang, Hao. Hadronic production of W and Z bosons at large transverse momentum. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.91.113001.
Berger, Edmond L., Gao, Jun, Kang, Zhong-Bo, Qiu, Jian-Wei, & Zhang, Hao. Hadronic production of W and Z bosons at large transverse momentum. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.91.113001.
Berger, Edmond L., Gao, Jun, Kang, Zhong-Bo, Qiu, Jian-Wei, and Zhang, Hao. Mon . "Hadronic production of W and Z bosons at large transverse momentum". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.91.113001.
@article{osti_1391842,
title = {Hadronic production of W and Z bosons at large transverse momentum},
author = {Berger, Edmond L. and Gao, Jun and Kang, Zhong-Bo and Qiu, Jian-Wei and Zhang, Hao},
abstractNote = {We introduce a modified factorization formalism in quantum chromodynamics for hadronic production of W and Z bosons at large transverse momentum p(T). When p(T) is much larger than the invariant mass Q of the vector boson, this new factorization formalism systematically resums the large fragmentation logarithms, alpha(m)(s)ln(m) (p(T)(2)/Q(2)), to all orders in the strong coupling alpha(s). Using our modified factorization formalism, we present the next-to-leading-order (NLO) predictions for W and Z boson production at high p(T) at the CERN Large Hadron Collider and at a future 100 TeV proton-proton collider. Our NLO results are about 5% larger in normalization, and they show improved convergence and moderate reduction of the scale variation compared to the NLO predictions derived in a conventional fixed-order perturbative expansion.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevD.91.113001},
journal = {Physical Review. D, Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology},
issn = {1550-7998},
number = 11,
volume = 91,
place = {United States},
year = {2015},
month = {6}
}

Works referenced in this record:

Resummation for W and Z Production at Large p T
journal, January 2012


Giant QCD K-factors beyond NLO
journal, September 2010

  • Rubin, Mathieu; Salam, Gavin P.; Sapeta, Sebastian
  • Journal of High Energy Physics, Vol. 2010, Issue 9
  • DOI: 10.1007/JHEP09(2010)084

One-loop weak corrections to hadronic production of Z bosons at large transverse momenta
journal, October 2005


W and Z transverse momentum distributions: resummation in qT-space
journal, February 1998


Observation of a new boson at a mass of 125 GeV with the CMS experiment at the LHC
journal, September 2012


Factorized Power Expansion for High- p T Heavy Quarkonium Production
journal, October 2014


Logarithmic electroweak corrections to hadronic <mml:math altimg="si1.gif" overflow="scroll" xmlns:xocs="http://www.elsevier.com/xml/xocs/dtd" xmlns:xs="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns="http://www.elsevier.com/xml/ja/dtd" xmlns:ja="http://www.elsevier.com/xml/ja/dtd" xmlns:mml="http://www.w3.org/1998/Math/MathML" xmlns:tb="http://www.elsevier.com/xml/common/table/dtd" xmlns:sb="http://www.elsevier.com/xml/common/struct-bib/dtd" xmlns:ce="http://www.elsevier.com/xml/common/dtd" xmlns:xlink="http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink" xmlns:cals="http://www.elsevier.com/xml/common/cals/dtd"><mml:mi>Z</mml:mi><mml:mo>+</mml:mo><mml:mn>1</mml:mn></mml:math> jet production at large transverse momentum
journal, March 2005


Observation of a new particle in the search for the Standard Model Higgs boson with the ATLAS detector at the LHC
journal, September 2012


Particle spectra in light and heavy quark jets
journal, October 1991

  • Dokshitzer, Yu L.; Khoze, V. A.; Troyan, S. I.
  • Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics, Vol. 17, Issue 10
  • DOI: 10.1088/0954-3899/17/10/003

A meta-analysis of parton distribution functions
journal, July 2014


Electroweak gauge-boson production at small q T : Infrared safety from the collinear anomaly
journal, February 2012

  • Becher, Thomas; Neubert, Matthias; Wilhelm, Daniel
  • Journal of High Energy Physics, Vol. 2012, Issue 2
  • DOI: 10.1007/JHEP02(2012)124

Electroweak corrections to large transverse momentum production of W bosons at the LHC
journal, July 2007


Transverse momentum distributions in the nonperturbative region
journal, July 2011


W hadroproduction at large transverse momentum beyond next-to-leading order
journal, February 2004


Ratios of W and Z cross sections at large boson p T as a constraint on PDFs and background to new physics
journal, February 2014


Non-leading corrections to the Drell-Yan cross section at small transverse momentum
journal, October 1984


QCD Prediction for Heavy Boson Transverse Momentum Distributions
journal, March 2001


Transverse-momentum resummation for gauge boson pair production at the hadron collider
journal, December 2013


Higgs boson production in association with a jet at next-to-next-to-leading order in perturbative QCD
journal, June 2013

  • Boughezal, Radja; Caola, Fabrizio; Melnikov, Kirill
  • Journal of High Energy Physics, Vol. 2013, Issue 6
  • DOI: 10.1007/JHEP06(2013)072

QCD corrections to parton-parton scattering processes
journal, November 1989


NLO electroweak automation and precise predictions for W + multijet production at the LHC
journal, April 2015

  • Kallweit, S.; Lindert, J. M.; Maierhöfer, P.
  • Journal of High Energy Physics, Vol. 2015, Issue 4
  • DOI: 10.1007/JHEP04(2015)012

CT10 next-to-next-to-leading order global analysis of QCD
journal, February 2014


Higher-order QCD corrections for the W -boson transverse momentum distribution
journal, January 2013


Review of Particle Physics
journal, July 2012


QCD radiative corrections to electroweak-boson production at large transverse momentum in hadron collisions
journal, October 1989

  • Gonsalves, Richard J.; Pawłowski, Jerzy; Wai, Chung-Fai
  • Physical Review D, Vol. 40, Issue 7
  • DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.40.2245

Electroweak corrections to hadronic production of W bosons at large transverse momenta
journal, July 2008


Precise QCD predictions for the production of Higgs + jet final states
journal, January 2015


Precision direct photon and W -boson spectra at high p T and comparison to LHC data
journal, September 2012


Fermilab Tevatron run-1 Z boson data and the Collins-Soper-Sterman resummation formalism
journal, April 2003


W Production at Large Transverse Momentum at the CERN Large Hadron Collider
journal, November 2005


QCD factorized Drell-Yan cross section at large transverse momentum
journal, January 2002


Drell–Yan production at small q T , transverse parton distributions and the collinear anomaly
journal, June 2011


Electroweak corrections to W-boson hadroproduction at finite transverse momentum
journal, February 2008


Production of Drell–Yan lepton pairs in hadron collisions: Transverse-momentum resummation at next-to-next-to-leading logarithmic accuracy
journal, January 2011


The top width
journal, July 1991


Weak-boson production at Fermilab Tevatron energies
journal, July 1989


Parton distributions for the LHC
journal, July 2009


Parton distributions with LHC data
journal, February 2013


Measurement of the Z/γ * boson transverse momentum distribution in pp collisions at s = 7 $$ \sqrt{s}=7 $$ TeV with the ATLAS detector
journal, September 2014

  • Aad, G.; Abbott, B.; Abdallah, J.
  • Journal of High Energy Physics, Vol. 2014, Issue 9
  • DOI: 10.1007/JHEP09(2014)145

Electroweak Sudakov effects in W , Z and γ production at large transverse momentum
journal, July 2013


Differential cross section for Higgs boson production including all-orders soft gluon resummation
journal, February 2003


Erratum: Weak-boson production at Fermilab Tevatron energies
journal, December 1989


W and Z production at next-to-leading order: From large qT to small
journal, February 1991


Transverse momentum distribution in Drell-Yan pair and W and Z boson production
journal, January 1985


Soft gluon effects on lepton pairs at hadron colliders
journal, November 1997


Transverse momentum distributions from effective field theory with numerical results
journal, March 2011


Massive lepton pairs as a prompt photon surrogate
journal, September 1998


Universality of transverse-momentum resummation and hard factors at the NNLO
journal, April 2014


Electroweak-boson hadroproduction at large transverse momentum: factorization, resummation, and NNLO corrections
journal, May 2000


Role of the nonperturbative input in QCD resummed Drell-Yan Q T distributions
journal, April 2001


Transverse-momentum spectra of electroweak bosons near threshold at NNLO
journal, February 2014

  • Becher, Thomas; Bell, Guido; Lorentzen, Christian
  • Journal of High Energy Physics, Vol. 2014, Issue 2
  • DOI: 10.1007/JHEP02(2014)004