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Measurement of the production and lepton charge asymmetry of $W$ bosons in Pb+Pb collisions at $\mathbf {\sqrt{\mathbf {s}_{\mathrm {\mathbf {NN}}}}=2.76\;TeV}$ with the ATLAS detector

The ATLAS collaboration
Eur.Phys.J. C75 (2015) 23, 2015

Abstract (data abstract)
CERN-LHC. A measurement of $\textit{W}$ boson production in lead-lead collisions at $\sqrt{s_{\mathrm{NN}}}=$2.76 TeV is presented. It is based on the analysis of data collected with the ATLAS detector at the LHC in 2011 corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 0.14 $\mathrm{nb}^{-1}$ and 0.15 $\mathrm{nb}^{-1}$ in the muon and electron decay channels, respectively. The differential production cross-sections and lepton charge asymmetry are each measured as a function of the average number of participating nucleons $\langle N_{\mathrm{part}} \rangle$ and absolute pseudorapidity of the charged lepton. The results are compared to predictions based on next-to-leading-order QCD calculations. These measurements are, in principle, sensitive to possible nuclear modifications to the parton distribution functions and also provide information on scaling of $\textit{W}$ boson production in multi-nucleon systems.

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    Data from Fig.7

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    Ratio of W+ and W- candidates in $W\rightarrow \ell \nu_{\ell}$ as a function of the mean number of participants $N_{part}$.

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    Data from Fig.9

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    $W^\pm$ boson production yield per binary collision as a function of the mean number of participants $N_{part}$.

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    Data from Fig.10 top

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    Differential production yield per binary collision for $W^{+}$ bosons as a function of $|\eta_\ell|$.

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    Data from Fig.10 bottom

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    Differential production yield per binary collision for $W^{-}$ bosons as a function of $|\eta_\ell|$.

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    Data from Fig.11

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    The lepton charge asymmetry $A_{\ell}$ from $W^\pm$ bosons as a function of absolute pseudorapidity.

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