Measurement of Distributions Sensitive to the Underlying Event in Inclusive Z-Boson Production in pp Collisions at √s = 7 TeV with the ATLAS Detector


A measurement of charged-particle distributions sensitive to the properties of the underlying event is presented for an inclusive sample of events containing a Z-boson, decaying to an electron or muon pair. The measurement is based on data collected using the ATLAS detector at the LHC in proton-proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 7 TeV with an integrated luminosity of 4.6 fb⁻¹. Distributions of the charged particle multiplicity and of the charged particle transverse momentum are measured in regions of azimuthal angle defined with respect to the Z-boson direction. The measured distributions are compared to similar distributions measured in jet events, and to the predictions of various Monte Carlo generators implementing different underlying event models.



Z bosons, Proton-proton interactions, Luminosity, Scattering (Physics), Mass (Physics)


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