Department

Physics

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-2005

Embargo Period

8-31-2017

Abstract

We study the production of W bosons at large transverse momentum in pp collisions at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). We calculate the complete next-to-leading order (NLO) corrections to the differential cross section. We find that the NLO corrections provide a large increase to the cross section but, surprisingly, do not reduce the scale dependence relative to leading order (LO). We also calculate next-to-next-to-leading-order (NNLO) soft-gluon corrections and find that, although they are small, they significantly reduce the scale dependence thus providing a more stable theoretical prediction.

Journal

Physical Review Letters

Journal ISSN

0031-9007

Volume

95

First Page

222001

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1103/PhysRevLett.95.222001

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