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The European Physical Journal C

, Volume 57, Issue 3, pp 627–651 | Cite as

Re-evaluation of the LHC potential for the measurement of m W

  • Nathalie Besson
  • Maarten BoonekampEmail author
  • Esben Klinkby
  • Sascha Mehlhase
  • Troels Petersen
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Special Article - Scientific Note

Abstract

We present a study of the LHC sensitivity to the W boson mass based on simulation studies. We find that both experimental and phenomenological sources of systematic uncertainties can be strongly constrained with Z measurements: the lineshape, dσ Z /dm, is robustly predicted, and its analysis provides an accurate measurement of the detector resolution and absolute scale, while the differential cross-section analysis, d2 σ Z /dydp T , absorbs the strong interaction uncertainties. A sensitivity δ m W ∼7 MeV for each decay channel (We ν, Wμ ν), and for an integrated luminosity of 10 fb−1, appears as a reasonable goal.

Keywords

Transverse Momentum Systematic Uncertainty Decay Lepton Absolute Scale Dilepton Invariant Mass 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nathalie Besson
    • 1
  • Maarten Boonekamp
    • 1
    Email author
  • Esben Klinkby
    • 2
  • Sascha Mehlhase
    • 2
  • Troels Petersen
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.CEA, IRFU, SPP, DSM SaclayGif sur YvetteFrance
  2. 2.Niels Bohr InstituteCopenhagenDenmark
  3. 3.European Organization for Nuclear Research CERNGeneva 23Switzerland

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