Measurement of Four-Jet Differential Cross Sections in √s̅ = 8 TeV Proton-Proton Collisions Using the ATLAS Detector


Differential cross sections for the production of at least four jets have been measured in proton-proton collisions at √s̅ = 8 TeV at the Large Hadron Collider using the ATLAS detector. Events are selected if the four anti-k _t R = 0.4 jets with the largest transverse momentum (p_T) within the rapidity range |y| < 2.8 are well separated (ΔR_4) ^{min} > 0.65), all have p_T > 64 GeV, and include at least one jet with p_T > 100 GeV. The dataset corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 20.3 fb⁻¹. The cross sections, corrected for detector effects, are compared to leading-order and next-to-leading-order calculations as a function of the jet momenta, invariant masses, minimum and maximum opening angles and other kinematic variables.



Jets (Nuclear physics), Hadron-hadron scattering, Quantum chromodynamics, Proton-proton interactions, Bremsstrahlung, Annihilation reactions, Gluons


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