Measurement of W+W− production in association with one jet in proton–proton collisions at √s = 8 TeV with the ATLAS detector

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) Measurement of W+W− production in association with one jet in proton–proton collisions at √s = 8 TeV with the ATLAS detector. Physics Letters B, 763. pp. 114-133. ISSN 0370-2693

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Abstract

The production of W boson pairs in association with one jet in pp collisions at √s = 8 TeV is studied using data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 20.3 fb−1 collected by the ATLAS detector during 2012 at the CERN Large Hadron Collider. The cross section is measured in a fiducial phase-space region defined by the presence of exactly one electron and one muon, missing transverse momentum and exactly one jet with a transverse momentum above 25 GeV and a pseudorapidity of |η| < 4.5. The leptons are required to have opposite electric charge and to pass transverse momentum and pseudorapidity requirements. The fiducial cross section is found to be σ fid,1-jet W W = 136 ± 6 (stat) ± 14 (syst) ± 3 (lumi) fb. In combination with a previous measurement restricted to leptonic final states with no associated jets, the fiducial cross section of W W production with zero or one jet is measured to be σ fid,≤1-jet W W = 511 ± 9 (stat) ± 26 (syst) ± 10 (lumi) fb. The ratio of fiducial cross sections in final states with one and zero jets is determined to be 0.36 ± 0.05. Finally, a total cross section extrapolated from the fiducial measurement of W W production with zero or one associated jet is reported. The measurements are compared to theoretical predictions and found in good agreement.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Physics Letters B
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3100/3106
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
ID Code: 84017
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 16 Jan 2017 16:38
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2019 03:06
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/84017

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