Measurement of the cross-section for producing a W boson in association with a single top quark in pp collisions at s=13 TeV with ATLAS Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • © 2018, The Author(s). The inclusive cross-section for the associated production of a W boson and top quark is measured using data from proton-proton collisions at s=13 TeV. The dataset corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 3.2 fb−1, and was collected in 2015 by the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. Events are selected requiring two opposite sign isolated leptons and at least one jet; they are separated into signal and control regions based on their jet multiplicity and the number of jets that are identified as containing b hadrons. The W t signal is then separated from the tt¯ background using boosted decision tree discriminants in two regions. The cross-section is extracted by fitting templates to the data distributions, and is measured to be σW t = 94 ± 10(stat.)− 22+ 28(syst.) ± 2(lumi.) pb. The measured value is in good agreement with the SM prediction of σtheory = 71.7±1.8 (scale)± 3.4 (PDF) pb [1].[Figure not available: see fulltext.].

altmetric score

  • 7.83

author list (cited authors)

  • The ATLAS collaboration, .., Aaboud, M., Aad, G., Abbott, B., Abdallah, J., Abdinov, O., ... Zwalinski, L.

citation count

  • 11

publication date

  • January 2018