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    Differential Z + jet cross section measurements at 8 TeV

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    The measurement of differential cross section of a Z boson produced in association with jets is presented. The cross section is presented with respect to various jet kinematic variables where the Z bosons are reconstructed from opposite sign lepton pairs. The analysis is based on data of proton proton collisions with the centre of mass energy of 8 TeV collected in 2012 by the CMS experiment at LHC corresponding to 19.8 /fb of integrated luminosity. Obtained results are compared with different generators and are shown to be consistent with the Standard Model predictions.Comment: 3 pages, 4 figures, to appear in the proceedings of ICHEP2014: 37th International Conference on High Energy Physics, 2-9 July 2014, Valencia, Spai

    V+jets production at the CMS

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    Measurements of Vector Boson production in association with jets are presented, using p-p collision data at sqrt{s} = 7 TeV. The measurements presented include Z + jets azimuthal correlations, event shapes, vector boson + jets differential cross section measurements, hard double-parton scattering using W + jets events and electroweak Z + forward - backward jet production.Comment: 7 pages, 11 figure

    Accurate Determination of Ion Polarizabilities in Aqueous Solutions

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    We present a novel method for obtaining salt polarizabilities in aqueous solutions based on our recent theory for the refractive index of salt solutions, which predicts a linear relationship between the refractive index and the salt concentration at low concentrations, with a slope determined by the intrinsic values of the salt polarizability and the density of the solution. Here we apply this theory to determine the polarizabilities of 32 strong electrolyte salts in aqueous solutions from refractive index and density measurements. Setting Li^+ as the standard ion, we then determine the polarizabilities of seven cations (Na^+, K^+, Rb^+, Cs^+, Ca^(2+), Ba^(2+), and Sr^(2+)) and seven anions (F^–, Cl^–, Br^–, I^–, ClO_4^–, NO_3^–, and SO_4^(2–)), which can be used as important reference data. We investigate the effect of temperature on salt polarizabilities, which decreases slightly with increasing temperature. The ion polarizability is found to be proportional to the cube of bare ionic radius (r_(bare)^3) for univalent ions, but the relationship does not hold for multivalent ions. Contrary to findings of Krishnamurti, we find no significant linear relationship between ion polarizability and the square of the atomic number (N^2) for smaller ions