**Measurement of the angular coefficients in Z-boson events using electron and muon pairs from data taken at √s=8 TeV with the ATLAS detector.** / The ATLAS collaboration.

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**Measurement of the angular coefficients in Z-boson events using electron and muon pairs from data taken at √s=8 TeV with the ATLAS detector.** / The ATLAS collaboration.

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The ATLAS collaboration 2016, 'Measurement of the angular coefficients in Z-boson events using electron and muon pairs from data taken at √s=8 TeV with the ATLAS detector', *Journal of High Energy Physics*, vol. 2016, 159. https://doi.org/10.1007/JHEP08(2016)159

The ATLAS collaboration (2016). Measurement of the angular coefficients in Z-boson events using electron and muon pairs from data taken at √s=8 TeV with the ATLAS detector. *Journal of High Energy Physics*, *2016*, [159]. https://doi.org/10.1007/JHEP08(2016)159

The ATLAS collaboration. Measurement of the angular coefficients in Z-boson events using electron and muon pairs from data taken at √s=8 TeV with the ATLAS detector. Journal of High Energy Physics. 2016 Aug 29;2016. 159. https://doi.org/10.1007/JHEP08(2016)159

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