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Study of W boson production in pPb collisions at $\sqrt{s_{\mathrm{NN}}} =$ 5.02 TeV

The CMS collaboration
Phys.Lett. B750 (2015) 565-586, 2015

Abstract (data abstract)
CERN-LHC. The first study of W boson production in pPb collisions is presented, for bosons decaying to a muon or electron, and a neutrino. The measurements are based on a data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 34.6 inverse nanobarns at a nucleon-nucleon centre-of-mass energy of $\sqrt{s_{\mathrm{NN}}}$ = 5.02 TeV, collected by the CMS experiment. The W boson differential cross sections, lepton charge asymmetry, and forward-backward asymmetries are measured for leptons of transverse momentum exceeding 25 GeV, and as a function of the lepton pseudorapidity in the $|\eta_{\textrm{lab}}| < 2.4$ range. Deviations from the expectations based on currently available parton distribution functions are observed, showing the need for including W boson data in nuclear parton distribution global fits.

  • Table 1

    Data from Figure 4

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    Lepton charge asymmetry, $(N_{\ell}^+ - N_{\ell}^-)/(N_{\ell}^+ + N_{\ell}^-)$ as a function of the lepton pseudorapidity.

  • Table 2

    Data from Table 1 a

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    Production cross section for $\textrm{pPb} \to W^+ + X \to \ell \nu + X$ for positively (top) and negatively (bottom)...

  • Table 3

    Data from Table 1 b

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    Production cross section for $\textrm{pPb} \to W^- + X \to \ell \nu + X$ for positively (top) and negatively (bottom)...

  • Table 4

    Data from Figure 5 a

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    Forward-backward asymmetry, $N_{\ell}(+\eta_{\textrm{lab}})/ N_{\ell}(-\eta_{\textrm{lab}})$, for the negative leptons.

  • Table 5

    Data from Figure 5 b

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    Forward-backward asymmetry, $N_{\ell}(+\eta_{\textrm{lab}})/ N_{\ell}(-\eta_{\textrm{lab}})$, for the positive leptons.

  • Table 6

    Data from Figure 6

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    Forward-backward asymmetry, $N_{\ell}(+\eta_{\textrm{lab}})/ N_{\ell}(-\eta_{\textrm{lab}})$, for the charged-summed W bosons, as a function of the lepton pseudorapidity.

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