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Title: Measurement of the inclusive W+/- cross section at √s = 7 TeV with the ATLAS detector
Author: Lewis, Adrian
Awarding Body: University of Oxford
Current Institution: University of Oxford
Date of Award: 2013
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A measurement of the W+ and W− cross section in the electron channel is presented. The measurement is performed using data collected with the ATLAS experiment in 2011, amounting to an integrated luminosity of 4.58 fb−1. The centre of mass energy is √s = 7 TeV. The measurement is performed differentially in the electron pseudorapidity. The W charge asymmetry is also presented. The results are compared to theoretical predictions calculated at next-to-next-to-leading order in perturbative QCD using various Parton Distribution Functions.
Supervisor: Tseng, Jeff Sponsor: Science and Technology Facilities Council
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Particle physics ; W boson