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Measurement of the t-channel single top quark production cross section in pp collisions at √s=7  TeV


CMS Collaboration; Chatrchyan, S; Amsler, C; Chiochia, V (2011). Measurement of the t-channel single top quark production cross section in pp collisions at √s=7 TeV. Physical Review Letters, 107(9):091802.

Abstract

Electroweak production of the top quark is measured for the first time in pp collisions at √s=7  TeV, using a data set collected with the CMS detector at the LHC and corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 36  pb-1. With an event selection optimized for t-channel production, two complementary analyses are performed. The first one exploits the special angular properties of the signal, together with background estimates from the data. The second approach uses a multivariate analysis technique to probe the compatibility with signal topology expected from electroweak top-quark production. The combined measurement of the cross section is 83.6±29.8(stat+syst)±3.3(lumi)  pb, consistent with the standard model expectation. Published by the American Physical Society under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. Further distribution of this work must maintain attribution to the author(s) and the published article’s title, journal citation, and DOI. © 2011 CERN, for the CMS Collaboration

Electroweak production of the top quark is measured for the first time in pp collisions at √s=7  TeV, using a data set collected with the CMS detector at the LHC and corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 36  pb-1. With an event selection optimized for t-channel production, two complementary analyses are performed. The first one exploits the special angular properties of the signal, together with background estimates from the data. The second approach uses a multivariate analysis technique to probe the compatibility with signal topology expected from electroweak top-quark production. The combined measurement of the cross section is 83.6±29.8(stat+syst)±3.3(lumi)  pb, consistent with the standard model expectation. Published by the American Physical Society under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. Further distribution of this work must maintain attribution to the author(s) and the published article’s title, journal citation, and DOI. © 2011 CERN, for the CMS Collaboration

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Other titles:Measurement of the t-channel single top quark production cross section in pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV
Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute
Dewey Decimal Classification:530 Physics
Language:English
Date:2011
Deposited On:13 Feb 2012 21:40
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 15:35
Publisher:American Physical Society
ISSN:0031-9007 (P) 1079-7114 (E)
Publisher DOI:10.1103/PhysRevLett.107.091802
Related URLs:http://arxiv.org/abs/1106.3052
Permanent URL: http://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-58575

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