Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11851/9429
Title: Search for s-channel single top-quark production in proton-proton collisions at root s=8 TeV with the ATLAS detector
Authors: Aad, G.
Abbott, B.
Abdallah, J.
Khalek, S. Abdel
Abdinov, O.
Aben, R.
Adelman, J.
Keywords: ATLAS
Top quark
Electroweak production
s-Channel
Carlo Event Generator
Parton Distributions
Hadron
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Elsevier
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. (C) 2014 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V.
URI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2014.11.042
https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11851/9429
ISSN: 0370-2693
1873-2445
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