Measurement of the underlying event activity in inclusive Z boson production in proton-proton collisions at root s=13 TeV


Sirunyan A. M. , Tumasyan A., Adam W., Ambrogi F., Asilar E., Bergauer T., ...More

JOURNAL OF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS, no.7, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/jhep07(2018)032
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Keywords: Hadron-Hadron scattering (experiments), Minimum bias, Event-by-event fluctuation
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

This paper presents a measurement of the underlying event activity in proton-proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 13TeV, performed using inclusive Z boson production events collected with the CMS experiment at the LHC. The analyzed data correspond to an integrated luminosity of 2.1 fb(-1). The underlying event activity is quantified in terms of the charged particle multiplicity, as well as of the scalar sum of the charged particles' transverse momenta in different topological regions defined with respect to the Z boson direction. The distributions are unfolded to the stable particle level and compared with predictions from various Monte Carlo event generators, as well as with similar CDF and CMS measurements at center-of-mass energies of 1.96 and 7TeV respectively.