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

Allison, Lee and Barton, Adam and Borissov, Guennadi and Bouhova-Thacker, Eva and Chilingarov, Alexandre and Dearnaley, William and Fox, Harald and Grimm, Kathryn and Henderson, Robert and Hughes, Gareth and Jones, Roger William Lewis and Kartvelishvili, Vakhtang and Long, Robin and Love, Peter and Maddocks, Harvey and Smizanska, Maria and Walder, James (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). ISSN 1434-6044

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Abstract

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 samples with 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 6 Monte 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
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European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields
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EPJC is an open-access journal funded by SCOAP3 and licensed under CC BY 4.0
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29 Sep 2014 23:04
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