Measurement of the Cross-Section of High Transverse Momentum Vector Bosons Reconstructed as Single Jets and Studies of Jet Substructure in pp Collisions at √s = 7 TeV with the ATLAS Detector

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This paper presents a measurement of the cross-section for high transverse momentum W and Z bosons produced in pp collisions and decaying to allhadronic final states. The data used in the analysis were recorded by the ATLAS detector at the CERN Large Hadron Collider at a centre-of-mass energy of √s = 7 TeV and correspond to an integrated luminosity of 4.6 fb⁻¹. The measurement is performed by reconstructing the boosted W or Z bosons in single jets. The reconstructed jet mass is used to identify the W and Z bosons, and a jet substructure method based on energy cluster information in the jet centre-of-mass frame is used to suppress the large multi-jet background. The cross-section for events with a hadronically decaying W or Z boson, with transverse momentum p(T) > 320 GeV and pseudorapidity |η| < 1.9 320 GeV and pseudorapidity |eta| < 1.9, is measured to be σ(W+ Z) = 8.5 ± 1.7 pb and is compared to next-to-leading-order calculations. The selected events are further used to study jet grooming techniques.

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W bosons, Z bosons, Jets (Nuclear physics), Mass (Physics), Proton-proton interactions

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CC BY 3.0 (Attribution), ©2014 CERN, for the ATLAS Collaboration

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