Measurement of the Electron Charge Asymmetry in Inclusive W Production in pp Collisions at root s=7 TeV


Chatrchyan S., Khachatryan V., Sirunyan A. M. , Tumasyan A., Adam W., Bergauer T., ...More

PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, vol.109, no.11, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 109 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1103/physrevlett.109.111806
  • Title of Journal : PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS

Abstract

A measurement of the electron charge asymmetry in inclusive pp -> W + X -> ev + X production at root s = 7 TeV is presented based on data recorded by the CMS detector at the LHC and corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 840 pb(-1). The electron charge asymmetry reflects the unequal production of W+ and W- bosons in pp collisions. The electron charge asymmetry is measured in bins of the absolute value of electron pseudorapidity in the range of vertical bar eta vertical bar < 2.4. The asymmetry rises from about 0.1 to 0.2 as a function of the pseudorapidity and is measured with a relative precision better than 7%. This measurement provides new stringent constraints for parton distribution functions.