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Drell-Yan as a probe of small x partons at the LHC

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de Oliveira, E. G. [1, 2] ; Martin, A. D. [1] ; Ryskin, M. G. [1, 3]
Total Authors: 3
[1] Univ Durham, Inst Particle Phys Phenomenol, Durham DH1 3LE - England
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Fis, BR-05315970 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[3] NRC Kurchatov Inst, Petersburg Nucl Phys Inst, St Petersburg 188300 - Russia
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: EUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL C; v. 72, n. 7 JUL 2012.
Web of Science Citations: 11

The predictions of Drell-Yan production of low-mass lepton pairs, at high rapidity at the LHC, are known to depend sensitively on the choice of factorization and renormalization scales. We show how this sensitivity can be greatly reduced by fixing the factorization scale of the LO contribution based on the known NLO matrix element, so that observations of this process at the LHC can make direct measurements of parton distribution functions in the low x domain; x less than or similar to 10(-4). (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/50597-8 - Quantum chromodynamics in high energy collisions
Grantee:Emmanuel Gräve de Oliveira
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate