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Title: Study of Z boson production in pPb collisions at √sNN = 5.02TeV

The production of Z bosons in pPb collisions at √sNN = 5.02TeV is studied by the CMS experiment via the electron and muon decay channels. The inclusive cross section is compared to pp collision predictions, and found to scale with the number of elementary nucleon-nucleon collisions. The differential cross sections as a function of the Z boson rapidity and transverse momentum are measured. Though they are found to be consistent within uncertainty with theoretical predictions both with and without nuclear effects, the forward-backward asymmetry suggests the presence of nuclear effects at large rapidities. These results provide new data for constraining nuclear parton distribution functions.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Yerevan Physics Inst. (YerPhI), Yerevan (Armenia). et al.
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-PUB-15-592-CMS; CMS-HIN-15-002; CERN-PH-EP-2015-302; arXiv:1512.06461
Journal ID: ISSN 0370-2693; 1410832
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-07CH11359
Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Physics Letters. Section B
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 759; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0370-2693
Publisher:
Elsevier
Research Org:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States); Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, 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:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; CMS; physics; heavy ions
OSTI Identifier:
1254061
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1255106