Combinations of single-top-quark production cross-section measurements and |fLVVtb| determinations at √s = 7 and 8 TeV with the ATLAS and CMS experiments

Franconi, Laura; Miucci, Antonio; Merlassino, Claudia; Haug, Sigve; Weber, Michael; Anders, John Kenneth; Beck, Hans Peter; Ereditato, Antonio; Rimoldi, Marco; Weston, Thomas Daniel (2019). Combinations of single-top-quark production cross-section measurements and |fLVVtb| determinations at √s = 7 and 8 TeV with the ATLAS and CMS experiments. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2019(5) Springer 10.1007/JHEP05(2019)088

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This paper presents the combinations of single-top-quark production cross-section measurements by the ATLAS and CMS Collaborations, using data from LHC proton-proton collisions at √s = 7 and 8 TeV corresponding to integrated luminosities of 1.17 to 5.1 fb−1 at √s = 7 TeV and 12.2 to 20.3 fb−1 at √s = 8 TeV. These combinations are performed per centre-of-mass energy and for each production mode: t-channel, tW, and s-channel. The combined t-channel cross-sections are 67.5 ± 5.7 pb and 87.7 ± 5.8 pb at √s = 7 and 8 TeV respectively. The combined tW cross-sections are 16.3 ± 4.1 pb and 23.1 ± 3.6 pb at √s = 7 and 8 TeV respectively. For the s-channel cross-section, the combination yields 4.9 ± 1.4 pb at ss = 8 TeV. The square of the magnitude of the CKM matrix element Vtb multiplied by a form factor fLV is determined for each production mode and centre-of-mass energy, using the ratio of the measured cross-section to its theoretical prediction. It is assumed that the top-quark-related CKM matrix elements obey the relation |Vtd|, |Vts| ≪ |Vtb|. All the |fLVVtb|2 determinations, extracted from individual ratios at √s = 7 and 8 TeV, are combined, resulting in |fLVVtb| = 1.02 ± 0.04 (meas.) ± 0.02 (theo.). All combined measurements are consistent with their corresponding Standard Model predictions.

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10 Strategic Research Centers > Albert Einstein Center for Fundamental Physics (AEC)
08 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute > Laboratory for High Energy Physics (LHEP)

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Franconi, Laura, Miucci, Antonio, Merlassino, Claudia, Haug, Sigve, Weber, Michele, Anders, John Kenneth, Beck, Hans Peter, Ereditato, Antonio, Rimoldi, Marco, Weston, Thomas Daniel


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16 Jun 2020 11:49

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05 Dec 2022 15:38

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Kollaboration - Es sind nur die Berner Autoren namentlich erwaehnt; ATLAS and CMS collaboration




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