The EPPS16 nuclear PDFs
Eskola, K., Paakkinen, P., Paukkunen, H., & Salgado, C. A. (2017). The EPPS16 nuclear PDFs. In DIS 2017 : Proceedings of the 25th International Workshop on Deep-Inelastic Scattering and Related Subjects (Article 197). Sissa. PoS : Proceedings of Science, DIS2017. https://pos.sissa.it/297/197/pdf
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We report on EPPS16 - the first analysis of NLO nuclear PDFs where LHC p-Pb data (Z, W, dijets) have been directly used as a constraint. In comparison to our previous fit EPS09, also data from neutrino-nucleus deeply-inelastic scattering and pion-nucleus Drell-Yan process are now included. Much of the theory framework has also been updated from EPS09, including a consistent treatment of heavy quarks in deeply-inelastic scattering. However, the most notable change is that we no longer assume flavour-blind nuclear modifications for valence and sea quarks. This significantly reduces the theoretical bias. All the analysed data are well reproduced and the analysis thereby supports the validity of collinear factorization in high-energy collisions involving heavy nuclei. However, flavour by flavour, the uncertainties are still rather large.
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Related funder(s)Research Council of Finland
Funding program(s)Academy Project, AoF
Additional information about fundingWe have received funding from the Academy of Finland, Project 297058 of K.J.E; the European Research Council grant HotLHC ERC-2011-StG-279579 ; Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación of Spain and FEDER, project FPA2014-58293-C2-1-P; Xunta de Galicia (Conselleria de Educa-cion) - H.P. and C.A.S are part of the Strategic Unit AGRUP2015/11. The financial support from the Magnus Ehrnrooth Foundation is acknowledged by P.P. ...
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