Study of hard double-parton scattering in four-jet events in pp collisions at √s=7 TeV with the ATLAS experiment

Barton, Adam Edward and Beattie, Michael and Bertram, Iain Alexander 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 Muenstermann, Daniel Matthias Alfred and Parker, Adam Jackson and Skinner, Malcolm and Smizanska, Maria and Walder, James William and Wharton, Andy (2016) Study of hard double-parton scattering in four-jet events in pp collisions at √s=7 TeV with the ATLAS experiment. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2016 (11). ISSN 1029-8479

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Abstract

Inclusive four-jet events produced in proton-proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of √s=7 TeV are analysed for the presence of hard double-parton scattering using data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 37.3 pb−1, collected with the ATLAS detector at the LHC. The contribution of hard double-parton scattering to the production of four-jet events is extracted using an artificial neural network, assuming that hard double-parton scattering can be approximated by an uncorrelated overlaying of dijet events. For events containing at least four jets with transverse momentum pT ≥ 20 GeV and pseudorapidity |η| ≤ 4.4, and at least one having pT ≥ 42.5 GeV, the contribution of hard double-parton scattering is estimated to be fDPS = 0.092− 0.011+ 0.005(stat.)− 0.037+ 0.033(syst.). After combining this measurement with those of the inclusive dijet and four-jet cross-sections in the appropriate phase space regions, the effective cross-section, σeff , was determined to be σeff = 14. 9− 1.0+ 1.2(stat.)− 3.8+ 5.1(syst.) mb. This result is consistent within the quoted uncertainties with previous measurements of σeff , performed at centre-of-mass energies between 63 GeV and 8 TeV using various final states, and it corresponds to 21− 6+ 7 % of the total inelastic cross-section measured at √s=7 TeV. The distributions of the observables sensitive to the contribution of hard double-parton scattering, corrected for detector effects, are also provided.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of High Energy Physics
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3100/3106
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
ID Code: 83944
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 11 Jan 2017 16:16
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2019 05:56
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/83944

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