Measurement of the forward-backward asymmetry in Z/gamma* -> mu(+)mu(-) decays and determination of the effective weak mixing angle

The forward-backward charge asymmetry for the process q (q) over bar -> Z/gamma* -> mu(+)mu(-) is measured as a function of the invariant mass of the dimuon system. Measurements are performed using proton proton collision data collected with the LHCb detector at root s = 7 and 8 TeV, corresponding to integrated luminosities of 1 fb(-1) and 2 fb(-2) respectively. Within the Standard Model the results constrain the effective electroweak mixing angle to be

Published in:
Journal of High Energy Physics, 11, 190
Year:
2015
Publisher:
New York, Springer
ISSN:
1029-8479
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