A systematic resolution study of [tau][tau] decays at CMS at the LHC
Author(s)Foote, Ryan Howard
Systematic resolution study of [tau][tau] decays at Compact Muon Solenoid at the Large Hadron Collider
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Physics.
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In this thesis, I perform a systematic resolution study for di-tau pairs at the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. I performed this analysis using Monte Carlo simulated events with a Higgs boson which decays into two tau particles with initial mass mH = 90 - 500 GeV/c ² . The two daughter taus were required to then decay leptonically. I determined the dependence of the input mass on the mass resolution and total energy contribution of the electron/muon visible mass peak. For mH 120 GeV/c², a mass resolution of =/< 25% and total energy fraction of =/> 50% can be achieved.
Thesis (S.B.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Physics, 2011.In title on title page, "[tau][tau]" appear as lower case Greek letters. Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (p. 47).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology