We describe a calculation of the O(αs2) QCD corrections to the fully differential cross section for W and Z boson production in hadronic collisions. The result is fully realistic in that it includes spin correlations, finite width effects, γ-Z interference and allows for the application of arbitrary cuts on the leptonic decay products of the W and Z. We have implemented this calculation into a numerical program. We demonstrate the use of this code by presenting phenomenological results for several future LHC analyses and recent Tevatron measurements, including the W cross section in the forward rapidity region and the central over forward cross section ratio.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology|
|State||Published - 2006|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)