Measurements of the five most significant angular coefficients, A(0) through A(4), for Z bosons produced in pp collisions at root S = 8 TeV and decaying to mu(+)mu(-) are presented as a function of the transverse momentum and rapidity of the Z boson. The integrated luminosity of the dataset collected with the CMS detector at the LHC corresponds to 19.7 fb(-1). These measurements provide comprehensive information about the Z boson production mechanisms, and are compared to the QCD predictions at leading order, next-to-leading order, and next-to-next-to-leading order in perturbation theory. (C) 2015 CERN for the benefit of the CMS Collaboration. Published by Elsevier B.V.

Angular coefficients of Z bosons produced in pp collisions at root S=8 TeV and decaying to mu(+)mu(-) as a function of transverse momentum and rapidity

Azzi, P.;Bisello, D.;Carlin, R.;Checchia, P.;Dall'Osso, M.;Gasparini, F.;Gasparini, U.;Gozzelino, A.;Lacaprara, S.;Margoni, M.;Meneguzzo, A. T.;Pazzini, J.;Pozzobon, N.;Ronchese, P.;Simonetto, F.;Torassa, E.;Tosi, M.;Zotto, P.;Zucchetta, A.;Zumerle, G.;Gaz, A.;Zanetti, M.;