Study of Z boson plus jets events using variables sensitive to double-parton scattering in pp collisions at 13 TeV


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Tumasyan A., Adam W., Andrejkovic J., Bergauer T., Chatterjee S., Dragicevic M., ...More

Journal of High Energy Physics, vol.2021, no.10, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 2021 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/jhep10(2021)176
  • Journal Name: Journal of High Energy Physics
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, Academic Search Premier, INSPEC, zbMATH, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Keywords: Hadron-Hadron scattering (experiments), Jets, PAIR PRODUCTION

Abstract

© 2021, The Author(s).Double-parton scattering is investigated using events with a Z boson and jets. The Z boson is reconstructed using only the dimuon channel. The measurements are performed with proton-proton collision data recorded by the CMS experiment at the LHC at s = 13 TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 35.9 fb−1 collected in the year 2016. Differential cross sections of Z+ ≥1 jet and Z+ ≥2 jets are measured with transverse momentum of the jets above 20 GeV and pseudorapidity |η| < 2.4. Several distributions with sensitivity to double-parton scattering effects are measured as functions of the angle and the transverse momentum imbalance between the Z boson and the jets. The measured distributions are compared with predictions from several event generators with different hadronization models and different parameter settings for multiparton interactions. The measured distributions show a dependence on the hadronization and multiparton interaction simulation parameters, and are important input for future improvements of the simulations. [Figure not available: see fulltext.]