# Journal article

## Study of W boson production in PbPb and pp collisions at root s(NN)=2.76 TeV

Abstract:

A measurement is presented of W-boson production in PbPb collisions carried out at a nucleon-nucleon (NN) centre-of-mass energy sNN of 2.76 TeV at the LHC using the CMS detector. In data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 7.3 μb -1, the number of W→μν μ decays is extracted in the region of muon pseudorapidity |η μ|<2.1 and transverse momentum pTμ>25 GeV/c. Yields of muons found per unit of pseudorapidity correspond to (159±10(stat.)±12(syst.))×10 -8 W + and (154±10(stat.)±12(s...

Publication status:
Published

### Authors

Journal:
Physics Letters B
Volume:
715
Issue:
1-3
Pages:
66-87
Publication date:
2012-08-29
DOI:
ISSN:
0370-2693
Keywords:
Pubs id:
pubs:350925
UUID:
uuid:8790d76d-a592-49cc-922c-7fa06b8c2546
Local pid:
pubs:350925
Source identifiers:
350925
Deposit date:
2014-02-16