Forward-backward asymmetry of Drell-Yan lepton pairs at 14 TeV center-of-mass energy


Abstract: In this paper, fiducial cross-sections of lepton pairs with opposite charge via Z → l+ l- (l± = μ±, e±) are calculated at a center-of-mass energy of 14 TeV by applying different transverse momentum selections to evaluate their impact on the production cross-section as well as the differential cross-section of Z bosons in terms of lepton pseudorapidity. The predictions are computed by next-to-next-to-leading order quantum chromodynamics including next-to-leading order electroweak corrections. Forward-backward asymmetry prediction for the Drell?Yan production in proton-proton collision is further calculated at 14 TeV using HERAPDF2.0, MMHT2014, NNPDF3.1, and CT14 parton distribution function models. Then 14 TeV QCD predictions of forward-backward asymmetry are presented as a function of dilepton mass for four different Z boson rapidity regions.

Keywords: Forward-backward asymmetry, differential cross-sections, hadron-hadron scattering

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