Comprehensive Measurements of T-Channel Single Top-Quark Production Cross Sections at √s = 7 TeV with the ATLAS Detector

dc.contributor.VIAF250674117 (Izen, JM)en_US
dc.contributor.VIAF250674117 (Izen, JM)
dc.contributor.authorAad, G.en_US
dc.contributor.authorAbbott, B.en_US
dc.contributor.authorAbdallah, J.en_US
dc.contributor.authorAbdel Khalek, S.en_US
dc.contributor.authorAbdinov, O.en_US
dc.contributor.authorAben, R.en_US
dc.contributor.authorAbi, B.en_US
dc.contributor.authorIzen, Joseph M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorLeyton, Michaelen_US
dc.contributor.authorLou, Xinchouen_US
dc.contributor.authorNamasivayam, Harisankaren_US
dc.contributor.authorReeves, Kendallen_US
dc.contributor.authorATLAS Collaborationen_US
dc.contributor.utdAuthorIzen, Joseph M.en_US
dc.contributor.utdAuthorLeyton, Michaelen_US
dc.contributor.utdAuthorNamasivayam, Harisankaren_US
dc.contributor.utdAuthorReeves, Kendallen_US
dc.contributor.utdAuthorLou, Xinchouen_US
dc.description.abstractThis article presents measurements of the t-channel single top-quark (t) and top-antiquark (t̅) total production cross sections σ(tq) and σ(t̅q), their ratio R_t= σ(tq) / σ(tq), and a measurement of the inclusive production cross section σ(tq+t̅q) in proton-proton collisions at √s = 7 TeV at the LHC. Differential cross sections for the tq and t̅q processes are measured as a function of the transverse momentum and the absolute value of the rapidity of t and t̅, respectively. The analyzed data set was recorded with the ATLAS detector and corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 4.59 fb⁻¹. Selected events contain one charged lepton, large missing transverse momentum, and two or three jets. The cross sections are measured by performing a binned maximum-likelihood fit to the output distributions of neural networks. The resulting measurements are σ(tq) = 46 ± 1(stat) ± 6(syst) pb, σ(t̅q )= 23 ± 1(stat) ± 3(syst) pb, R_t = 2.04 ± 0.13(stat) ± 0.12(syst), and σ(tq+t̅q) = 68 ± 2(stat) ± 8(syst) pb, consistent with the Standard Model expectation. The uncertainty on the measured cross sections is dominated by systematic uncertainties, while the uncertainty on R_t is mainly statistical. Using the ratio of σ(tq+t̅q) to its theoretical prediction, and assuming that the top-quark-related CKM matrix elements obey the relation |V_{tb} ≫ |V_{ts}|,|V_td|, we determine |V_{tb}| = 1.02 ± 0.07.en_US
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationAad, G., B. Abbott, J. Abdallah, S. Abdel Khalek, et al. 2014. "Comprehensive measurements of t -channel single top-quark production cross sections at √s = 7 TeV with the ATLAS detector." Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology 90(11), doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.90.112006en_US
dc.publisherAmerican Physical Societyen_US
dc.rightsCC BY 3.0 (Attribution)en_US
dc.rights©2014 CERN, for the ATLAS Collaborationen_US
dc.sourcePhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
dc.subjectJets (Nuclear physics)en_US
dc.subjectTop quark modelsen_US
dc.subjectLeptons (Nuclear physics)en_US
dc.subjectProton-proton interactionsen_US
dc.subjectW bosonsen_US
dc.titleComprehensive Measurements of T-Channel Single Top-Quark Production Cross Sections at √s = 7 TeV with the ATLAS Detectoren_US
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