Constraints on parton distribution functions and extraction of the strong coupling constant from the inclusive jet cross section in pp collisions at √s = 7 TeV
Author(s)Apyan, Aram; Barbieri, Richard Alexander; Bauer, Gerry P.; Busza, Wit; Cali, Ivan Amos; Chan, Matthew Hans; Di Matteo, Leonardo; Gomez-Ceballos, Guillelmo; Goncharov, Maxim; Gulhan, Doga Can; Klute, Markus; Lai, Yue Shi; Lee, Yen-Jie; Levin, Andrew Michael; Luckey, P. David, Jr.; Ma, Teng; Paus, Christoph M. E.; Ralph, Duncan Kelley; Roland, Christof E.; Roland, Gunther M.; Stephans, George S. F.; Stockli, Fabian; Sumorok, Konstanty C.; Velicanu, Dragos Alexandru; Veverka, Jan; Wyslouch, Boleslaw; Yang, Mingming; Zanetti, Marco; Zhukova, Victoria; ... Show more Show less
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The inclusive jet cross section for proton–proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 7 TeV was measured by the CMS Collaboration at the LHC with data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 5.0 fb[superscript −1]. The measurement covers a phase space up to 2TeV in jet transverse momentum and 2.5 in absolute jet rapidity. The statistical precision of these data leads to stringent constraints on the parton distribution functions of the proton. The data provide important input for the gluon density at high fractions of the proton momentum and for the strong coupling constant at large energy scales. Using predictions from perturbative quantum chromodynamics at next-to-leading order, complemented with electroweak corrections, the constraining power of these data is investigated and the strong coupling constant at the Z boson mass M[subscript Z] is determined to be α[subscript S](M[subscript Z]) = 0.1185 ± 0.0019(exp)[+0.0060 over −0.0037](theo), which is in agreement with the world average.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Laboratory for Nuclear Science
The European Physical Journal C
Khachatryan, V., A. M. Sirunyan, A. Tumasyan, W. Adam, T. Bergauer, M. Dragicevic, J. Erö, et al. “Constraints on Parton Distribution Functions and Extraction of the Strong Coupling Constant from the Inclusive Jet Cross Section in Pp Collisions at √s = 7 TeV.” The European Physical Journal C 75, no. 6 (June 2015). © 2015 CERN for the benefit of the CMS collaboration
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