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Title: Measurement of the shape of the boson rapidity distribution for ρρ̄→Z/γ*→e⁺e⁻+X events produced at √s = 1.96 TeV
Author: Ding, Pengfei
ISNI:       0000 0004 5352 6567
Awarding Body: University of Manchester
Current Institution: University of Manchester
Date of Award: 2014
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The measurement of the shape of the Z boson rapidity distribution for drell-yan events at a center-of-mass energy of 1.96 TeV is presented in this thesis. Data collected with the D0 detector during the whole RunII period of the Fermilab Tevatron proton-antiproton collider are used. By using these data with an integrated luminosity of up to L = 9.86~$fb^{-1}$, the uncertainties on the rapidity distribution in the forward region are significantly reduced compared with previous measurements. The measurement is made for events with electron-positron mass 66 < M(ee) < 111 GeV. Predictions of Next-to-Leading-Order(NLO) QCD theory with CTEQ and MSTW parton distribution functions (PDFs) are found to agree well with the data over the full rapidity range.
Supervisor: Wyatt, Terence Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: D0 ; Tevatron ; Drell-yan ; Z boson rapidity ; PDF