Measurement of the differential cross section and charge asymmetry for inclusive pp -> W-+/- + X production at root s=8 TeV


Khachatryan V. y. , Sirunyan A. M. , Tumasyan A., Adam W., Asilar E., Bergauer T., ...More

EUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL C, vol.76, no.8, 2016 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 76 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-016-4293-4
  • Journal Name: EUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL C
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus

Abstract

The differential cross section and charge asymmetry for inclusive pp -> W-+/- + X -> mu(+/-)nu + X production at root s = 8 TeV are measured as a function of muon pseudorapidity. The data sample corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 18.8 fb(-1) recorded with the CMS detector at the LHC. These results provide important constraints on the parton distribution functions of the proton in the range of the Bjorken scaling variable x from 10(-3) to 10(-1).