Search for s-channel single top-quark production in proton-proton collisions at root s=8 TeV with the ATLAS detector
Number of Authors: 2890
2015 (English)In: Physics Letters B, ISSN 0370-2693, Vol. 740, 118-136 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 740, 118-136 p.
ATLAS, Top quark, Electroweak production, s-Channel
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-114240DOI: 10.1016/j.physletb.2014.11.042ISI: 000347046200017OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-114240DiVA: diva2:798356