Measurements of differential cross sections of Z / γ* + jets + X events in p over(p, ̄) collisions at sqrt(s) = 1.96 TeV

V. M. Abazov, B. Abbott, M. Abolins, B. S. Acharya, M. Adams, T. Adams, E. Aguilo, M. Ahsan, G. D. Alexeev, G. Alkhazov, A. Alton, G. Alverson, G. A. Alves, L. S. Ancu, T. Andeen, M. S. Anzelc, M. Aoki, Y. Arnoud, M. Arov, M. ArthaudA. Askew, B. Åsman, O. Atramentov, C. Avila, J. BackusMayes, F. Badaud, L. Bagby, B. Baldin, D. V. Bandurin, P. Banerjee, S. Banerjee, E. Barberis, A. F. Barfuss, P. Bargassa, P. Baringer, J. Barreto, J. F. Bartlett, U. Bassler, D. Bauer, S. Beale, A. Bean, M. Begalli, M. Begel, C. Belanger-Champagne, L. Bellantoni, A. Bellavance, J. A. Benitez, S. B. Beri, G. Bernardi, R. Bernhard, I. Bertram, M. Besançon, R. Beuselinck, V. A. Bezzubov, P. C. Bhat, V. Bhatnagar, G. Blazey, S. Blessing, K. Bloom, A. Boehnlein, D. Boline, T. A. Bolton, E. E. Boos, G. Borissov, T. Bose, A. Brandt, R. Brock, G. Brooijmans, A. Bross, D. Brown, X. B. Bu, N. J. Buchanan, D. Buchholz, M. Buehler, V. Buescher, V. Bunichev, S. Burdin, T. H. Burnett, C. P. Buszello, P. Calfayan, B. Calpas, S. Calvet, J. Cammin, M. A. Carrasco-Lizarraga, E. Carrera, W. Carvalho, B. C K Casey, H. Castilla-Valdez, S. Chakrabarti, D. Chakraborty, K. M. Chan, A. Chandra, E. Cheu, D. K. Cho, S. Choi, B. Choudhary, L. Christofek, T. Christoudias, S. Cihangir, D. Claes, J. Clutter, M. Cooke, W. E. Cooper, M. Corcoran, F. Couderc, M. C. Cousinou, S. Crépé-Renaudin, V. Cuplov, D. Cutts, M. Ćwiok, A. Das, G. Davies, K. De, S. J. de Jong, E. De La Cruz-Burelo, K. DeVaughan, F. Déliot, M. Demarteau, R. Demina, D. Denisov, S. P. Denisov, S. Desai, H. T. Diehl, M. Diesburg, A. Dominguez, T. Dorland, A. Dubey, L. V. Dudko, L. Duflot, D. Duggan, A. Duperrin, S. Dutt, A. Dyshkant, M. Eads, D. Edmunds, J. Ellison, V. D. Elvira, Y. Enari, S. Eno, P. Ermolov, M. Escalier, H. Evans, A. Evdokimov, V. N. Evdokimov, A. V. Ferapontov, T. Ferbel, F. Fiedler, F. Filthaut, W. Fisher, H. E. Fisk, M. Fortner, H. Fox, S. Fu, S. Fuess, T. Gadfort, C. F. Galea, A. Garcia-Bellido, V. Gavrilov, P. Gay, W. Geist, W. Geng, C. E. Gerber, Y. Gershtein, D. Gillberg, G. Ginther, B. Gómez, A. Goussiou, P. D. Grannis, S. Greder, H. Greenlee, Z. D. Greenwood, E. M. Gregores, G. Grenier, Ph Gris, J. F. Grivaz, A. Grohsjean, S. Grünendahl, M. W. Grünewald, F. Guo, J. Guo, G. Gutierrez, P. Gutierrez, A. Haas, N. J. Hadley, P. Haefner, S. Hagopian, J. Haley, I. Hall, R. E. Hall, L. Han, K. Harder, A. Harel, J. M. Hauptman, J. Hays, T. Hebbeker, D. Hedin, J. G. Hegeman, A. P. Heinson, U. Heintz, C. Hensel, K. Herner, G. Hesketh, M. D. Hildreth, R. Hirosky, T. Hoang, J. D. Hobbs, B. Hoeneisen, M. Hohlfeld, S. Hossain, P. Houben, Y. Hu, Z. Hubacek, N. Huske, V. Hynek, I. Iashvili, R. Illingworth, A. S. Ito, S. Jabeen, M. Jaffré, S. Jain, K. Jakobs, D. Jamin, C. Jarvis, R. Jesik, K. Johns, C. Johnson, M. Johnson, D. Johnston, A. Jonckheere, P. Jonsson, A. Juste, E. Kajfasz, D. Karmanov, P. A. Kasper, I. Katsanos, V. Kaushik, R. Kehoe, S. Kermiche, N. Khalatyan, A. Khanov, A. Kharchilava, Y. N. Kharzheev, D. Khatidze, T. J. Kim, M. H. Kirby, M. Kirsch, B. Klima, J. M. Kohli, J. P. Konrath, A. V. Kozelov, J. Kraus, T. Kuhl, A. Kumar, A. Kupco, T. Kurča, V. A. Kuzmin, J. Kvita, F. Lacroix, D. Lam, S. Lammers, G. Landsberg, P. Lebrun, W. M. Lee, A. Leflat, J. Lellouch, J. Li, L. Li, Q. Z. Li, S. M. Lietti, J. K. Lim, D. Lincoln, J. Linnemann, V. V. Lipaev, R. Lipton, Y. Liu, Z. Liu, A. Lobodenko, M. Lokajicek, P. Love, H. J. Lubatti, R. Luna-Garcia, A. L. Lyon, A. K A Maciel, D. Mackin, P. Mättig, A. Magerkurth, P. K. Mal, H. B. Malbouisson, S. Malik, V. L. Malyshev, Y. Maravin, B. Martin, R. McCarthy, C. L. McGivern, M. M. Meijer, A. Melnitchouk, L. Mendoza, P. G. Mercadante, M. Merkin, K. W. Merritt, A. Meyer, J. Meyer, J. Mitrevski, R. K. Mommsen, N. K. Mondal, R. W. Moore, T. Moulik, G. S. Muanza, M. Mulhearn, O. Mundal, L. Mundim, E. Nagy, M. Naimuddin, M. Narain, H. A. Neal, J. P. Negret, P. Neustroev, H. Nilsen, H. Nogima, S. F. Novaes, T. Nunnemann, D. C. O'Neil, G. Obrant, C. Ochando, D. Onoprienko, J. Orduna, N. Oshima, N. Osman, J. Osta, R. Otec, G. J. Otero y Garzón, M. Owen, M. Padilla, P. Padley, M. Pangilinan, N. Parashar, S. J. Park, S. K. Park, J. Parsons, R. Partridge, N. Parua, A. Patwa, G. Pawloski, B. Penning, M. Perfilov, K. Peters, Y. Peters, P. Pétroff, R. Piegaia, J. Piper, M. A. Pleier, P. L M Podesta-Lerma, V. M. Podstavkov, Y. Pogorelov, M. E. Pol, P. Polozov, A. V. Popov, C. Potter, W. L Prado da Silva, S. Protopopescu, J. Qian, A. Quadt, B. Quinn, A. Rakitine, M. S. Rangel, K. Ranjan, P. N. Ratoff, P. Renkel, P. Rich, M. Rijssenbeek, I. Ripp-Baudot, F. Rizatdinova, S. Robinson, R. F. Rodrigues, M. Rominsky, C. Royon, P. Rubinov, R. Ruchti, G. Safronov, G. Sajot, A. Sánchez-Hernández, M. P. Sanders, B. Sanghi, G. Savage, L. Sawyer, T. Scanlon, D. Schaile, R. D. Schamberger, Y. Scheglov, H. Schellman, T. Schliephake, S. Schlobohm, C. Schwanenberger, R. Schwienhorst, J. Sekaric, H. Severini, E. Shabalina, M. Shamim, V. Shary, A. A. Shchukin, R. K. Shivpuri, V. Siccardi, V. Simak, V. Sirotenko, P. Skubic, P. Slattery, D. Smirnov, G. R. Snow, J. Snow, S. Snyder, S. Söldner-Rembold, L. Sonnenschein, A. Sopczak, M. Sosebee, K. Soustruznik, B. Spurlock, J. Stark, V. Stolin, D. A. Stoyanova, J. Strandberg, S. Strandberg, M. A. Strang, E. Strauss, M. Strauss, R. Ströhmer, D. Strom, L. Stutte, S. Sumowidagdo, P. Svoisky, M. Takahashi, A. Tanasijczuk, W. Taylor, B. Tiller, F. Tissandier, M. Titov, V. V. Tokmenin, I. Torchiani, D. Tsybychev, B. Tuchming, C. Tully, P. M. Tuts, R. Unalan, L. Uvarov, S. Uvarov, S. Uzunyan, B. Vachon, P. J. van den Berg, R. Van Kooten, W. M. van Leeuwen, N. Varelas, E. W. Varnes, I. A. Vasilyev, P. Verdier, L. S. Vertogradov, M. Verzocchi, D. Vilanova, P. Vint, P. Vokac, M. Voutilainen, R. Wagner, H. D. Wahl, M. H L S Wang, J. Warchol, G. Watts, M. Wayne, G. Weber, M. Weber, L. Welty-Rieger, A. Wenger, M. Wetstein, A. White, D. Wicke, M. R J Williams, G. W. Wilson, S. J. Wimpenny, M. Wobisch, D. R. Wood, T. R. Wyatt, Y. Xie, C. Xu, S. Yacoob, R. Yamada, W. C. Yang, T. Yasuda, Y. A. Yatsunenko, Z. Ye, H. Yin, K. Yip, H. D. Yoo, S. W. Youn, J. Yu, C. Zeitnitz, S. Zelitch, T. Zhao, B. Zhou, J. Zhu, M. Zielinski, D. Zieminska, L. Zivkovic, V. Zutshi, E. G. Zverev

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

39 Scopus citations

Abstract

We present cross section measurements for Z / γ* + jets + X production, differential in the transverse momenta of the three leading jets. The data sample was collected with the DØ detector at the Fermilab Tevatron p over(p, ̄) collider at a center-of-mass energy of 1.96 TeV and corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 1 fb- 1. Leading and next-to-leading order perturbative QCD predictions are compared with the measurements, and agreement is found within the theoretical and experimental uncertainties. We also make comparisons with the predictions of four event generators. Two parton-shower-based generators show significant shape and normalization differences with respect to the data. In contrast, two generators combining tree-level matrix elements with a parton shower give a reasonable description of the shapes observed in data, but the predicted normalizations show significant differences with respect to the data, reflecting large scale uncertainties. For specific choices of scales, the normalizations for either generator can be made to agree with the measurements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)45-54
Number of pages10
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume678
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 6 2009

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We thank the staffs at Fermilab and collaborating institutions, and acknowledge support from the DOE and NSF (USA); CEA and CNRS/IN2P3 (France); FASI, Rosatom and RFBR (Russia); CNPq, FAPERJ, FAPESP and FUNDUNESP (Brazil); DAE and DST (India); Colciencias (Colombia); CONACyT (Mexico); KRF and KOSEF (Korea); CONICET and UBACyT (Argentina); FOM (The Netherlands); STFC (United Kingdom); MSMT and GACR (Czech Republic); CRC Program, CFI, NSERC and WestGrid Project (Canada); BMBF and DFG (Germany); SFI (Ireland); The Swedish Research Council (Sweden); CAS and CNSF (China); and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (Germany).

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Measurements of differential cross sections of Z / γ<sup>*</sup> + jets + X events in p over(p, ̄) collisions at sqrt(s) = 1.96 TeV'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this