This paper describes a measurement of the W boson transverse momentum distribution using ATLAS pp collision data from the 2010 run of the LHC at √s=7TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of about 31pb -1. Events form both W→eν and W→μν are used, and the transverse momentum of the W candidates is measured through the energy deposition in the calorimeter from the recoil of the W. The resulting distributions are unfolded to obtain the normalized differential cross sections as a function of the W boson transverse momentum. We present results for pTW<300GeV in the electron and muon channels as well as for their combination, and compare the combined results to the predictions of perturbative QCD and a selection of event generators. © 2012 CERN.
Aad, G., Abbott, B., Abdallah, J., Abdelalim, A. A., Abdesselam, A., Abdinov, O., … Zwalinski, L. (2012). Measurement of the transverse momentum distribution of W bosons in pp collisions at √s=7TeV with the ATLAS detector. Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, 85(1). https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.85.012005