Measurements of the Z boson in lepton pair decays in heavy ion collisions at ATLAS

Valery Pozdnyakov, Larissa Bravina, Yiota Foka, Sonia Kabana
2014 EPJ Web of Conferences  
Measurement of Z boson production in Pb+Pb collisions at √ s NN =2.76 TeV with the ATLAS detector, obtained for approximately 0.15 nb −1 data collected in 2011 LHC run is presented. The Z bosons are reconstructed in their di-electron and di-muon decay channels. The results from both channels are found to be consistent and hence combined. Within the statistical and systematic uncertainties, the per-event Z boson yield integrated over rapidity |y Z | < 2.5, is found to be proportional to the
more » ... r of binary collisions calculated by the Glauber model. The elliptic flow coefficient of the Z boson azimuthal distribution with respect to the event plane is found to be consistent with zero.
doi:10.1051/epjconf/20147000016 fatcat:xhs5psmtivbdxduhiimg6u2ewi