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Search for s -channel single top-quark production in proton–proton collisions at root s=8 TeV with the ATLAS detector

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In: Physics Letters B, Vol. 740, 05.01.2015, p. 118-136.

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title = "Search for s -channel single top-quark production in proton–proton collisions at root s=8 TeV with the ATLAS detector",
abstract = "This Letter presents a search at the LHC for s-channel single top-quark production in proton-proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 8 TeV. The analyzed data set was recorded by the ATLAS detector and corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 20.3 fb(-1). Selected events contain one charged lepton, large missing transverse momentum and exactly two b-tagged jets. A multivariate event classifier based on boosted decision trees is developed to discriminate s-channel single top-quark events from the main background contributions. The signal extraction is based on a binned maximum-likelihood fit of the output classifier distribution. The analysis leads to an upper limit on the s-channel single topquark production cross-section of 14.6 pb at the 95% confidence level. The fit gives a cross-section of sigma(s) = 5.0 +/- 4.3 pb, consistent with the Standard Model expectation",
keywords = "ATLAS, Top-quark, Electroweak production, s-Channel",
author = "Lee Allison and Adam Barton and Michael Beattie and Guennadi Borissov and Eva Bouhova-Thacker and Alexandre Chilingarov and William Dearnaley and Harald Fox and Kathryn Grimm and Robert Henderson and Gareth Hughes and Jones, {Roger William Lewis} and Vakhtang Kartvelishvili and Robin Long and Peter Love and Harvey Maddocks and Maria Smizanska and James Walder and {The ATLAS collaboration}",
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year = "2015",
month = jan,
day = "5",
doi = "10.1016/j.physletb.2014.11.042",
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T1 - Search for s -channel single top-quark production in proton–proton collisions at root s=8 TeV with the ATLAS detector

AU - Allison, Lee

AU - Barton, Adam

AU - Beattie, Michael

AU - Borissov, Guennadi

AU - Bouhova-Thacker, Eva

AU - Chilingarov, Alexandre

AU - Dearnaley, William

AU - Fox, Harald

AU - Grimm, Kathryn

AU - Henderson, Robert

AU - Hughes, Gareth

AU - Jones, Roger William Lewis

AU - Kartvelishvili, Vakhtang

AU - Long, Robin

AU - Love, Peter

AU - Maddocks, Harvey

AU - Smizanska, Maria

AU - Walder, James

AU - The ATLAS collaboration

N1 - © 2014 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/). Funded by SCOAP3.

PY - 2015/1/5

Y1 - 2015/1/5

N2 - This Letter presents a search at the LHC for s-channel single top-quark production in proton-proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 8 TeV. The analyzed data set was recorded by the ATLAS detector and corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 20.3 fb(-1). Selected events contain one charged lepton, large missing transverse momentum and exactly two b-tagged jets. A multivariate event classifier based on boosted decision trees is developed to discriminate s-channel single top-quark events from the main background contributions. The signal extraction is based on a binned maximum-likelihood fit of the output classifier distribution. The analysis leads to an upper limit on the s-channel single topquark production cross-section of 14.6 pb at the 95% confidence level. The fit gives a cross-section of sigma(s) = 5.0 +/- 4.3 pb, consistent with the Standard Model expectation

AB - This Letter presents a search at the LHC for s-channel single top-quark production in proton-proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 8 TeV. The analyzed data set was recorded by the ATLAS detector and corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 20.3 fb(-1). Selected events contain one charged lepton, large missing transverse momentum and exactly two b-tagged jets. A multivariate event classifier based on boosted decision trees is developed to discriminate s-channel single top-quark events from the main background contributions. The signal extraction is based on a binned maximum-likelihood fit of the output classifier distribution. The analysis leads to an upper limit on the s-channel single topquark production cross-section of 14.6 pb at the 95% confidence level. The fit gives a cross-section of sigma(s) = 5.0 +/- 4.3 pb, consistent with the Standard Model expectation

KW - ATLAS

KW - Top-quark

KW - Electroweak production

KW - s-Channel

U2 - 10.1016/j.physletb.2014.11.042

DO - 10.1016/j.physletb.2014.11.042

M3 - Journal article

VL - 740

SP - 118

EP - 136

JO - Physics Letters B

JF - Physics Letters B

SN - 0370-2693

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