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Title: Measurement of the shape of the boson rapidity distribution for $$p\bar{p} \rightarrow Z/\gamma^{*} \rightarrow e^{+}e^{-} + X$$ events produced at $$\sqrt{s} =1.96$$ TeV

The measurement of the shape of the boson rapidity distribution for p $$\bar{p}$$ → Z/γ* → e+e- + X events at a center-of-mass energy of 1.96 TeV is presented in this thesis. Data, with an integrated luminosity of L = 9.86 fb-1, collected with the D0 detector during the whole RunII data taking period of the Fermilab Tevatron p$$\bar{p}$$ collider has been used. The measurement is made for events with electron-positron mass 66 < Mee < 111 GeV. The current result gives the best precision of the boson rapidity shape at the Tevatron. It signi cantly reduces the uncertainty in the boson rapidity range |y| > 2:3. Predictions of Next-to- Leading-Order (NLO) QCD theory with CTEQ and MSTW parton distribution functions are found to agree well with the data over the full rapidity range.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Univ. of Manchester (United Kingdom)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1128731
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-THESIS--2013-20
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-07CH11359
Resource Type:
Thesis/Dissertation
Research Org:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS