Identification of boosted, hadronically decaying W bosons and comparisons with ATLAS data taken at √s=8 TeV

Barton, Adam Edward and Beattie, Michael and Borissov, Guennadi and Bouhova-Thacker, Evelina Vassileva and Dearnaley, William and Fox, Harald and Grimm, Kathryn Ann Tschann and Henderson, Robert Charles William and Hughes, Gareth and Jones, Roger William Lewis and Kartvelishvili, Vakhtang and Long, Robin Eamonn and Love, Peter Allan and Maddocks, Harvey and Skinner, Malcolm and Smizanska, Maria and Walder, James William and Wharton, Andy (2016) Identification of boosted, hadronically decaying W bosons and comparisons with ATLAS data taken at √s=8 TeV. European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields, 76 (3). ISSN 1434-6044

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Abstract

This paper reports a detailed study of techniques for identifying boosted, hadronically decaying W bosons using 20.3 fb−1 of proton–proton collision data collected by the ATLAS detector at the LHC at a centre-of-mass energy √s = 8 TeV. A range of techniques for optimising the signal jet mass resolution are combined with various jet substructure variables. The results of these studies in Monte Carlo simulations show that a simple pairwise combination of groomed jet mass and one substructure variable can provide a 50 % efficiency for identifying W bosons with transverse momenta larger than 200 GeV while maintaining multijet background efficiencies of 2–4 % for jets with the same transverse momentum. These signal and background efficiencies are confirmed in data for a selection of tagging techniques.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2200/2201
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
ID Code: 79625
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 18 May 2016 08:40
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2019 02:07
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/79625

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