Measurements of the production cross section of a Z boson in association with jets in pp collisions at √s=13 TeV with the ATLAS detector

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2017

Authors

Aaboud, M.
Albert, Justin
David, Claire
Elliot, Alison A.
Fincke-Keeler, J.
Hamano, Kenji
Hill, Ewan Chin
Keeler, Richard
Kowalewski, Robert
Kuwertz, E. S.

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The European Physical Journal C

Abstract

Measurements of the production cross section of a Z boson in association with jets in proton–proton collisions at s√=13 TeV are presented, using data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3.16 fb−1 collected by the ATLAS experiment at the CERN Large Hadron Collider in 2015. Inclusive and differential cross sections are measured for events containing a Z boson decaying to electrons or muons and produced in association with up to seven jets with pT>30 GeV and |y|<2.5. Predictions from different Monte Carlo generators based on leading-order and next-to-leading-order matrix elements for up to two additional partons interfaced with parton shower and fixed-order predictions at next-to-leading order and next-to-next-to-leading order are compared with the measured cross sections. Good agreement within the uncertainties is observed for most of the modelled quantities, in particular with the generators which use next-to-leading-order matrix elements and the more recent next-to-next-to-leading-order fixed-order predictions.

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Aaboud, M.; Aad, G.; Abbott, B.; Abdallah, J.; Abdinov, O.; Abeloos, B.; … & Zwalinski, L. (2017). Measurements of the production cross section of a Z boson in association with jets in pp collisions at √s=13 TeV with the ATLAS detector. The European Physical Journal C, 77(5), article 361. DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s10052- 017-4900-z