Measurement of the ratio of cross sections for inclusive isolated-photon production in pp collisions at √s = 13 and 8 TeV with the ATLAS detector

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T1 - Measurement of the ratio of cross sections for inclusive isolated-photon production in pp collisions at √s = 13 and 8 TeV with the ATLAS detector

AU - ATLAS Collaboration

AU - Aaboud, M

AU - Åkesson, Torsten

AU - Bocchetta, Simona

AU - Bryngemark, Lene

AU - Corrigan, Eric

AU - Doglioni, Caterina

AU - Gregersen, Kristian

AU - Brottmann Hansen, Eva

AU - Hedberg, Vincent

AU - Jarlskog, Göran

AU - Kalderon, Charles

AU - Kellermann, Edgar

AU - Konya, Balazs

AU - Lytken, Else

AU - Mankinen, Katja

AU - Marcon, Caterina

AU - Mjörnmark, Ulf

AU - Mullier, Geoffrey

AU - Pöttgen, Ruth

AU - Poulsen, Trine

AU - Skorda, Eleni

AU - Smirnova, Oxana

AU - Zwalinski, L

N1 - Export Date: 3 May 2019

PY - 2019

Y1 - 2019

N2 - The ratio of the cross sections for inclusive isolated-photon production in pp collisions at centre-of-mass energies of 13 and 8 TeV is measured using the ATLAS detector at the LHC. The integrated luminosities of the 13 TeV and 8 TeV datasets are 3.2 fb −1 and 20.2 fb −1 , respectively. The ratio is measured as a function of the photon transverse energy in different regions of the photon pseudorapidity. The predictions from next-to-leading-order perturbative QCD calculations are compared with the measured ratio. The experimental systematic uncertainties as well as the uncertainties affecting the predictions are evaluated taking into account the correlations between the two centre-of-mass energies, resulting in a reduction of up to a factor of 2.5 (5) in the experimental (theoretical) systematic uncertainties. The predictions based on several parameterisations of the proton parton distribution functions agree with the data within the reduced experimental and theoretical uncertainties. In addition, this ratio to that of the fiducial cross sections for Z boson production at 13 and 8 TeV using the decay channels Z → e + e − and Z → μ + μ − is made and compared with the theoretical predictions. In this double ratio, a further reduction of the experimental uncertainty is obtained because the uncertainties arising from the luminosity measurement cancel out. The predictions describe the measurements of the double ratio within the theoretical and experimental uncertainties.[Figure not available: see fulltext.]. © 2019, The Author(s).

AB - The ratio of the cross sections for inclusive isolated-photon production in pp collisions at centre-of-mass energies of 13 and 8 TeV is measured using the ATLAS detector at the LHC. The integrated luminosities of the 13 TeV and 8 TeV datasets are 3.2 fb −1 and 20.2 fb −1 , respectively. The ratio is measured as a function of the photon transverse energy in different regions of the photon pseudorapidity. The predictions from next-to-leading-order perturbative QCD calculations are compared with the measured ratio. The experimental systematic uncertainties as well as the uncertainties affecting the predictions are evaluated taking into account the correlations between the two centre-of-mass energies, resulting in a reduction of up to a factor of 2.5 (5) in the experimental (theoretical) systematic uncertainties. The predictions based on several parameterisations of the proton parton distribution functions agree with the data within the reduced experimental and theoretical uncertainties. In addition, this ratio to that of the fiducial cross sections for Z boson production at 13 and 8 TeV using the decay channels Z → e + e − and Z → μ + μ − is made and compared with the theoretical predictions. In this double ratio, a further reduction of the experimental uncertainty is obtained because the uncertainties arising from the luminosity measurement cancel out. The predictions describe the measurements of the double ratio within the theoretical and experimental uncertainties.[Figure not available: see fulltext.]. © 2019, The Author(s).

KW - Hadron-Hadron scattering (experiments)

KW - Photon production

KW - QCD

U2 - 10.1007/JHEP04(2019)093

DO - 10.1007/JHEP04(2019)093

M3 - Article

VL - 2019

JO - Journal of High Energy Physics

T2 - Journal of High Energy Physics

JF - Journal of High Energy Physics

SN - 1126-6708

IS - 4

M1 - 93

ER -