Measurement of the top quark pair cross section with ATLAS in pp collisions at √s=7 TeV using final states with an electron or a muon and a hadronically decaying τ lepton

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    A measurement of the cross section of top quark pair production in proton–proton collisions recorded with the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider at a centre-of-mass energy of 7 TeV is reported. The data sample used corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 2.05 fb−1. Events with an isolated electron or muon and a τ lepton decaying hadronically are used. In addition, a large missing transverse momentum and two or more energetic jets are required. At least one of the jets must be identified as originating from a b quark. The measured cross section, σtt¯=186±13(stat)±20(syst.)±7(lumi.) pb, is in good agreement with the Standard Model prediction.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)89-108
    Number of pages20
    JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
    Volume717
    Issue number1-3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2012 Oct 22

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    Keywords

    • Cross section
    • Lepton+τ
    • Top-quark physics

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