Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
W-boson production in TMD factorization
Departamento de Física Teórica and IPARCOS, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM), Plaza Ciencias 1, 28040, Madrid, Spain
2 Faculty of Physics, Wien Universität, Boltzmanngasse 5, 1090, Vienna, Austria
Accepted: 2 May 2021
Published online: 13 May 2021
At hadron colliders, the differential cross section for W production can be factorized and it is sensitive transverse momentum dependent distributions (TMD) for low boson transverse momentum. While, often, the corresponding non-perturbative QCD contributions are extrapolated from Z boson production, here we use an existing extraction (based on the code Artemide) of TMD which includes data coming from Drell–Yan and semi-inclusive deep inelastic scattering, to provide checks and predictions for the W case. Including fiducial cuts with different configurations and kinematical power corrections, we consider transverse momentum dependent cross sections within several intervals of the vector boson transverse mass. We perform the same study for the and distributions. We compare our predictions with recent extractions of these quantities at ATLAS and CMS and results from TeVatron. The results encourage a broader experimental and phenomenological work, and a deeper study of TMD for the W case.
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