Light-quark and gluon jet discrimination in pp collisions at √s=7 TeV with the ATLAS detector

Agustoni, Marco; Beck, Hans Peter; Cervelli, Alberto; Ereditato, Antonio; Gallo, Valentina; Haug, Sigve; Kruker, Tobias; Marti, Lukas; Meloni, Federico; Schneider, Basil; Sciacca, Gianfranco; Stramaglia, Maria; Stucci, Stefania Antonia; Weber, Michael (2014). Light-quark and gluon jet discrimination in pp collisions at √s=7 TeV with the ATLAS detector. European physical journal. C - particles and fields, 74(8) EDP Sciences 10.1140/epjc/s10052-014-3023-z

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A likelihood-based discriminant for the identification of quark- and gluon-initiated jets is built and validated using 4.7 fb−1 √ of proton–proton collision data at √s = 7 TeV collected with the ATLAS detector at the LHC. Data sampleswith enriched quark or gluon content are used in the construction and validation of templates of jet properties that are the input to the likelihood-based discriminant. The discriminating power of the jet tagger is established in both data and Monte Carlo samples within a systematic uncertainty
of ≈ 10–20 %. In data, light-quark jets can be tagged with an efficiency of ≈ 50% while achieving a gluon-jet mis-tag rate of ≈ 25% in a pT range between 40 GeV and
360 GeV for jets in the acceptance of the tracker. The rejection of gluon-jets found in the data is significantly below what is attainable using a Pythia 6Monte Carlo simulation,
where gluon-jet mis-tag rates of 10% can be reached for a 50% selection efficiency of light-quark jets using the same jet properties.

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Journal Article (Original Article)


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

UniBE Contributor:

Agustoni, Marco, Beck, Hans Peter, Cervelli, Alberto, Ereditato, Antonio, Gallo, Valentina, Haug, Sigve, Kruker, Tobias, Marti, Lukas, Meloni, Federico, Schneider, Basil, Sciacca, Gianfranco, Stramaglia, Maria Elena, Stucci, Stefania, Weber, Michele


500 Science > 530 Physics




EDP Sciences




Jan Dirk Brinksma

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10 Jun 2015 11:34

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02 Mar 2023 23:26

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