Comprehensive measurements of t-channel single top-quark production cross sections at √s = 7 TeV with the ATLAS detector
Author(s)Taylor, Frank E.
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This article presents measurements of the t-channel single top-quark (t) and top-antiquark ([bar over t]) total production cross sections σ(tq) and σ(t¯q), their ratio R[subscript t]=σ(tq)/σ([bar over t] q), and a measurement of the inclusive production cross section σ(tq+[bar over t] q) in proton-proton collisions at √s = 7 TeV at the LHC. Differential cross sections for the tq and [bar over t] q processes are measured as a function of the transverse momentum and the absolute value of the rapidity of t and [bar over t], respectively. The analyzed data set was recorded with the ATLAS detector and corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 4.59 fb[superscript −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([bar over t] q)=23±1(stat)±3(syst) pb, Rt=2.04±0.13(stat)±0.12(syst), and σ(tq+[bar over t] q)=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 Rt is mainly statistical. Using the ratio of σ(tq+[bar over t] q) to its theoretical prediction, and assuming that the top-quark-related CKM matrix elements obey the relation |V[subscript tb]|≫|V[subscript ts]|,|V[subscript td]|, we determine |V[subscript tb]|=1.02±0.07.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics
Physical Review D
American Physical Society
Aad, G., B. Abbott, J. Abdallah, S. Abdel Khalek, O. Abdinov, R. Aben, B. Abi, et al. “Comprehensive Measurements of T-channel Single Top-quark Production Cross Sections at √s = 7 TeV with the ATLAS Detector.” Phys. Rev. D 90, no. 11 (December 2014).
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