QCD and Electroweak Boson Production in the Forward Region in LHCb§
Florin Maciuc, on Behalf of the LHCb Collaboration*
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2014
Issue: Suppl 1: M4
First Page: 36
Last Page: 42
Publisher Id: PHY-1-36
Article History:Received Date: 25/11/2013
Revision Received Date: 5/12/2013
Acceptance Date: 6/12/2013
Electronic publication date: 31/12/2014
Collection year: 2014
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Among most recent LHCb measurements relevant in the context of low-x physics include forward energy flow, Z and W cross-section measurements. The energy flow measurements map the forward LHCb acceptance for four classes of events, namely inclusive minimum bias, non-diffractive, diffractive and hard- pT collisions. Estimates from highenergy collision generators - i.e. various PYTHIA tunes and cosmic-ray generators - were compared to the measurement values. Z→ µ+µ+ and W± → µ+µ+ ν (v-) production is measured based on data collected at 7 TeV, results are shown differentially and compared to theoretical pQCD predictions.
PACS number(s): 25.75.Dw, 13.85.-t, 12.38.Bx, 12.38.Cy, 12.38.-t.