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Aaboud, M., Bergeås Kuutmann, E., Bokan, R., Brenner, R., Ekelöf, T., Ellert, M., . . . Zwalinski, L. (2018). A search for resonances decaying into a Higgs boson and a new particle X in the XH -> qqbb final state with the ATLAS detector. Physics Letters B, 779, 24-45
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2018 (English)In: Physics Letters B, ISSN 0370-2693, E-ISSN 1873-2445, Vol. 779, p. 24-45Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A search for heavy resonances decaying into a Higgs boson (H) and a new particle (X) is reported, utilizing 36.1 fb(-1) of proton-proton collision data at root s = 13 TeV collected during 2015 and 2016 with the ATLAS detector at the CERN Large Hadron Collider. The particle Xis assumed to decay to a pair of light quarks, and the fully hadronic final state XH -> q (q) over bar 'b (b) over bar is analysed. The search considers the regime of high XH resonance masses, where the X and H bosons are both highly Lorentz-boosted and are each reconstructed using a single jet with large radius parameter. A two-dimensional phase space of XH mass versus X mass is scanned for evidence of a signal, over a range of XH resonance mass values between 1 TeV and 4 TeV, and for X particles with masses from 50 GeV to 1000 GeV. All search results are consistent with the expectations for the background due to Standard Model processes, and 95% CL upper limits are set, as a function of XH and X masses, on the production cross-section of the XH -> q (q) over bar 'b (b) over bar resonance.

National Category
Subatomic Physics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-353207 (URN)10.1016/j.physletb.2018.01.042 (DOI)000429098900004 ()
Funder
Swedish Research CouncilEU, European Research CouncilEU, FP7, Seventh Framework ProgrammeEU, Horizon 2020
Note

For complete list of authors see http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2018.01.042

Available from: 2018-06-13 Created: 2018-06-13 Last updated: 2018-07-25Bibliographically approved
Aaboud, M. y., Bergeås Kuutmann, E., Bokan, P., Brenner, R., Ekelöf, T., Ellert, M., . . . Woods, N. (2018). Combination of inclusive and differential t(t)over-bar charge asymmetry measurements using ATLAS and CMS data at root S =7 and 8 TeV. Journal of High Energy Physics (JHEP) (4), Article ID 033.
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2018 (English)In: Journal of High Energy Physics (JHEP), ISSN 1126-6708, E-ISSN 1029-8479, no 4, article id 033Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper presents combinations of inclusive and differential measurements of the charge asymmetry (A(C)) in top quark pair (t(t)over-bar) events with a lepton+jets signature by the ATLAS and CMS Collaborations, using data from LHC proton-proton collisions at centre-of-mass energies of 7 and 8 TeV. The data correspond to integrated luminosities of about 5 and 20 fb(-1) for each experiment, respectively. The resulting combined LHC measurements of the inclusive charge asymmetry are A(C)(LHC7) = 0.005 +/- 0.007 (stat) +/- 0.006 (syst) at 7 TeV and A(C)(LHC8) = 0.0055 +/- 0.0023 (stat) +/- 0.0025 (syst) at 8 TeV. These values, as well as the combination of A(C )measurements as a function of the invariant mass of the t(t)over-bar system at 8 TeV, are consistent with the respective standard model predictions.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
SPRINGER, 2018
Keywords
Hadron-Hadron scattering (experiments), Top physics
National Category
Subatomic Physics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-356325 (URN)10.1007/JHEP04(2018)033 (DOI)000432038500001 ()
Funder
EU, European Research CouncilSwedish Research CouncilEU, European Research CouncilEU, FP7, Seventh Framework ProgrammeEU, Horizon 2020Wallenberg Foundations
Note

For complete list of authors see http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/JEHPO4(2018)033

Available from: 2018-07-27 Created: 2018-07-27 Last updated: 2018-07-27Bibliographically approved
Aaboud, M., Asimakopoulou, E. M., Bergeås Kuutmann, E., Bokan, P., Brenner, R., Ekelöf, T., . . . Zwalinski, L. (2018). Combination of searches for heavy resonances decaying into bosonic and leptonic final states using 36 fb(-1) of proton-proton collision data at root s=13 TeV with the ATLAS detector. Physical Review D: covering particles, fields, gravitation, and cosmology, 98(5), Article ID 052008.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Combination of searches for heavy resonances decaying into bosonic and leptonic final states using 36 fb(-1) of proton-proton collision data at root s=13 TeV with the ATLAS detector
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2018 (English)In: Physical Review D: covering particles, fields, gravitation, and cosmology, ISSN 2470-0010, E-ISSN 2470-0029, Vol. 98, no 5, article id 052008Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Searches for new heavy resonances decaying into different pairings of W, Z, or Higgs bosons, as well as dirffiffiffiectly into leptons, are presented using a data sample corresponding to 36.1 fb(-1) of pp collisions at root s = 13 TeV collected during 2015 and 2016 with the ATLAS detector at the CERN Large Hadron Collider. Analyses selecting bosonic decay modes in the qqqq, vvqq, evqq, eeqq, evev, eevv, evee, eeee, qqbb, vvbb, evbb, and eebb final states are combined, searching for a narrow-width resonance. Likewise, analyses selecting the leptonic ev and ee final states are also combined. These two sets of analyses are then further combined. No significant deviation from the Standard Model predictions is observed. Three benchmark models are tested: a model predicting the existence of a new heavy scalar singlet, a simplified model predicting a heavy vector-boson triplet, and a bulk Randall-Sundrum model with a heavy spin-2 Kaluza-Klein excitation of the graviton. Cross section limits are set at the 95% confidence level using an asymptotic approximation and are compared with predictions for the benchmark models. These limits are also expressed in terms of constraints on couplings of the heavy vector-boson triplet to quarks, leptons, and the Higgs boson. The data exclude a heavy vector-boson triplet with mass below 5.5 TeV in a weakly coupled scenario and 4.5 TeV in a strongly coupled scenario, as well as a Kaluza-Klein graviton with mass below 2.3 TeV.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
American Physical Society, 2018
National Category
Subatomic Physics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-363421 (URN)10.1103/PhysRevD.98.052008 (DOI)000445727900001 ()
Funder
Swedish Research CouncilEU, European Research CouncilEU, FP7, Seventh Framework ProgrammeEU, Horizon 2020
Note

For complete list of authors see http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.98.052008

Available from: 2018-10-19 Created: 2018-10-19 Last updated: 2018-10-19Bibliographically approved
Gradin, J., Mårtensson, M. & Brenner, R. (2018). Comparison of two hardware-based hit filtering methods for trackers in high-pileup environments. Journal of Instrumentation, 13, Article ID P04019.
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2018 (English)In: Journal of Instrumentation, ISSN 1748-0221, E-ISSN 1748-0221, Vol. 13, article id P04019Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

As experiments in high energy physics aim to measure increasingly rare processes, the experiments continually strive to increase the expected signal yields. In the case of the High Luminosity upgrade of the LHC, the luminosity is raised by increasing the number of simultaneous proton-proton interactions, so-called pileup. This increases the expected yields of signal and background processes alike. The signal is embedded in a large background of processes that mimic that of signal events. It is therefore imperative for the experiments to develop new triggering methods to effectively distinguish the interesting events from the background.& para;& para;We present a comparison of two methods for filtering detector hits to be used for triggering on particle tracks: one based on a pattern matching technique using Associative Memory (AM) chips and the other based on the Hough transform. Their efficiency and hit rejection are evaluated for proton-proton collisions with varying amounts of pileup using a simulation of a generic silicon tracking detector. It is found that, while both methods are feasible options for a track trigger with single muon efficiencies around 98-99%, the AM based pattern matching produces a lower number of hit combinations with respect to the Hough transform whilst keeping more of the true signal hits. We also present the effect on the two methods of increasing the amount of support material in the detector and of introducing inefficiencies by deactivating detector modules. The increased support material has negligable effects on the efficiency for both methods, while dropping 5% (10%) of the available modules decreases the efficiency to about 95% (87%) for both methods, irrespective of the amount of pileup.

Keywords
Data reduction methods, Online farms and online filtering, Trigger algorithms, Particle tracking detectors
National Category
Accelerator Physics and Instrumentation
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-353216 (URN)10.1088/1748-0221/13/04/P04019 (DOI)000430374800001 ()
Available from: 2018-06-13 Created: 2018-06-13 Last updated: 2018-06-13Bibliographically approved
Aaboud, M., Bergeås, E. K., Bokan, P., Brenner, R., Ekelöf, T., Ellert, M., . . . Zwalinski, L. (2018). Direct top-quark decay width measurement in the t(t)over-bar lepton plus jets channel at root s=8 TeV with the ATLAS experiment. European Physical Journal C, 78, Article ID 129.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Direct top-quark decay width measurement in the t(t)over-bar lepton plus jets channel at root s=8 TeV with the ATLAS experiment
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2018 (English)In: European Physical Journal C, ISSN 1434-6044, E-ISSN 1434-6052, Vol. 78, article id 129Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper presents a direct measurement of the decay width of the top quark using t (t) over bar events in the lepton+jets final state. The data sample was collected by the ATLAS detector at the LHC in proton-proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 8 TeV and corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 20.2 fb(-1). The decay width of the top quark is measured using a template fit to distributions of kinematic observables associated with the hadronically and semileptonically decaying top quarks. The result, Gamma(t) = 1.76 +/- 0.33 (stat.) (+0.79)(-0.68) (syst.) GeV for a top-quark mass of 172.5 GeV, is consistent with the prediction of the Standard Model.

National Category
Subatomic Physics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-349823 (URN)10.1140/epjc/s10052-018-5595-5 (DOI)000425393800001 ()
Funder
Swedish Research CouncilWallenberg FoundationsGerman Research Foundation (DFG)EU, European Research CouncilEU, Horizon 2020EU, FP7, Seventh Framework Programme
Note

ATLAS Collaboration. For a complete list of authors see: http://dx.doi.org/10.1140/epjc/s10052-018-5595-5

Available from: 2018-05-02 Created: 2018-05-02 Last updated: 2018-05-02Bibliographically approved
Aaboud, M., Bergeås Kuutmann, E., Bokan, P., Brenner, R., Ekelöf, T., Ellert, M., . . . Zwalinski, L. (2018). Evidence for the associated production of the Higgs boson and a top quark pair with the ATLAS detector. Physical Review D: covering particles, fields, gravitation, and cosmology, 97(7), Article ID 072003.
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2018 (English)In: Physical Review D: covering particles, fields, gravitation, and cosmology, ISSN 2470-0010, E-ISSN 2470-0029, Vol. 97, no 7, article id 072003Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A search for the associated production of the Higgs boson with a top quark pair ((tt) over barH) is reported. The search is performed in multilepton final states using a data set corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 36.1 fb(-1) of proton-proton collision data recorded by the ATLAS experiment at a center-of-mass energy root s = 13 TeV at the Large Hadron Collider. Higgs boson decays to WW*, tau tau, and ZZ* are targeted. Seven final states, categorized by the number and flavor of charged-lepton candidates, are examined for the presence of the Standard Model Higgs boson with a mass of 125 GeVand a pair of top quarks. An excess of events over the expected background from Standard Model processes is found with an observed significance of 4.1 standard deviations, compared to an expectation of 2.8 standard deviations. The best fit for the (tt) over barH production cross section is sot (tt) over barH) = 790(-210)(+230) fb, in agreement with the Standard Model prediction of 507(-50)(+35) fb. The combination of this result with other t <overline> tH searches from the ATLAS experiment using the Higgs boson decay modes to b (b) over bar, gamma gamma and ZZ* -> 4l, has an observed significance of 4.2 standard deviations, compared to an expectation of 3.8 standard deviations. This provides evidence for the (tt) over barH production mode.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
AMER PHYSICAL SOC, 2018
National Category
Subatomic Physics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-352483 (URN)10.1103/PhysRevD.97.072003 (DOI)000429456900001 ()
Funder
Swedish Research CouncilWallenberg Foundations
Note

For complete list of authors see http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.97.072003

Available from: 2018-06-08 Created: 2018-06-08 Last updated: 2018-06-26Bibliographically approved
Aaboud, M., Bergeås Kuutmann, E., Bokan, P., Brenner, R., Ekelöf, T., Ellert, M., . . . Zwalinski, L. (2018). Measurement of differential cross sections and W+/W- cross-section ratios for W boson production in association with jets at root s=8 TeV with the ATLAS detector. Journal of High Energy Physics (JHEP) (5), Article ID 077.
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2018 (English)In: Journal of High Energy Physics (JHEP), ISSN 1126-6708, E-ISSN 1029-8479, no 5, article id 077Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper presents a measurement of the W boson production cross section and the W+/W- cross-section ratio, both in association with jets, in proton-proton collisions at root s = 8 TeV with the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider. The measurement is performed in final states containing one electron and missing transverse momentum using data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 20.2 fb(-1). Differential cross sections for events with at least one or two jets are presented for a range of observables, including jet transverse momenta and rapidities, the scalar sum of transverse momenta of the visible particles and the missing transverse momentum in the event, and the transverse momentum of the W boson. For a subset of the observables, the differential cross sections of positively and negatively charged W bosons are measured separately. In the cross-section ratio of W+/W- the dominant systematic uncertainties cancel out, improving the measurement precision by up to a factor of nine. The observables and ratios selected for this paper provide valuable input for the up quark, down quark, and gluon parton distribution functions of the proton.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2018
Keywords
Hadron-Hadron scattering (experiments)
National Category
Subatomic Physics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-357010 (URN)10.1007/JHEP05(2018)077 (DOI)000432561800001 ()
Funder
Swedish Research CouncilEU, European Research CouncilEU, FP7, Seventh Framework ProgrammeEU, Horizon 2020
Note

For complete list of authors see http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/JHEP05(2018)077

Available from: 2018-08-17 Created: 2018-08-17 Last updated: 2018-08-17Bibliographically approved
Aaboud, M., Bergeås, E. K., Bokan, P., Brenner, R., Ekelöf, T., Ellert, M., . . . Zwalinski, L. (2018). Measurement of differential cross sections of isolated-photon plus heavy-flavour jet production in pp collisions at √s=8 TeV using the ATLAS detector. Physics Letters B, 776, 295-317
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Measurement of differential cross sections of isolated-photon plus heavy-flavour jet production in pp collisions at √s=8 TeV using the ATLAS detector
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2018 (English)In: Physics Letters B, ISSN 0370-2693, E-ISSN 1873-2445, Vol. 776, p. 295-317Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This Letter presents the measurement of differential cross sections of isolated prompt photons produced in association with a b-jet or a c-jet. These final states provide sensitivity to the heavy-flavour content of the proton and aspects related to the modelling of heavy-flavour quarks in perturbative QCD. The measurement uses proton-proton collision data at a centre-of-mass energy of 8 TeV recorded by the ATLAS detector at the LHC in 2012 corresponding to an integrated luminosity of up to 20.2 fb(-1). The differential cross sections are measured for each jet flavour with respect to the transverse energy of the leading photon in two photon pseudorapidity regions: vertical bar eta(gamma)vertical bar < 1.37 and 1.56 < vertical bar eta(gamma)vertical bar < 2.37. The measurement covers photon transverse energies 25 < E-T(gamma) < 400 GeV and 25 < E-T(gamma) < 350 GeV respectively for the two vertical bar eta(gamma)vertical bar regions. For each jet flavour, the ratio of the cross sections in the two vertical bar eta(gamma)vertical bar regions is also measured. The measurement is corrected for detector effects and compared to leading-order and next-to-leading-order perturbative QCD calculations, based on various treatments and assumptions about the heavy-flavour content of the proton. Overall, the predictions agree well with the measurement, but some deviations are observed at high photon transverse energies. The total uncertainty in the measurement ranges between 13% and 66%, while the central gamma+b measurement exhibits the smallest uncertainty, ranging from 13% to 27%, which is comparable to the precision of the theoretical predictions.

National Category
Subatomic Physics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-345326 (URN)10.1016/j.physletb.2017.11.054 (DOI)000419641100043 ()
Funder
Swedish Research Council
Note

ATLAS Collaboration, for complete list of authors see https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2017.11.054

Available from: 2018-03-09 Created: 2018-03-09 Last updated: 2018-03-09Bibliographically approved
Aaboud, M., Bergeås Kuutmann, E., Bokan, P., Brenner, R., Ekelöf, T., Ellert, M., . . . Zwalinski, L. (2018). Measurement of differential cross-sections of a single top quark produced in association with a W boson at √s=13TeV with ATLAS. European Physical Journal C, 78(3), Article ID 186.
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2018 (English)In: European Physical Journal C, ISSN 1434-6044, E-ISSN 1434-6052, Vol. 78, no 3, article id 186Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The differential cross-section for the production of a W boson in association with a top quark is measured for several particle-level observables. The measurements are performed using 36.1 fb(-1) of pp collision data collected with the ATLAS detector at the LHC in 2015 and 2016. Differential cross-sections are measured in a fiducial phase space defined by the presence of two charged leptons and exactly one jet matched to a b-hadron, and are normalised with the fiducial cross-section. Results are found to be in good agreement with predictions from several Monte Carlo event generators.

National Category
Subatomic Physics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-350628 (URN)10.1140/epjc/s10052-018-5649-8 (DOI)000426840100001 ()
Funder
Swedish Research Council
Note

For complete list of authors see http://dx.doi.org/10.1140/epjc/s10052-018-5649-8

Available from: 2018-05-18 Created: 2018-05-18 Last updated: 2018-05-18Bibliographically approved
Aaboud, M., Bergeås Kuutmann, E., Bokan, P., Brenner, R., Ekelöf, T., Ellert, M., . . . Zwalinski, L. (2018). Measurement of inclusive jet and dijet cross-sections in proton-proton collisions at root s=13 TeV with the ATLAS detector. Journal of High Energy Physics (JHEP) (5), Article ID 195.
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2018 (English)In: Journal of High Energy Physics (JHEP), ISSN 1126-6708, E-ISSN 1029-8479, no 5, article id 195Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Inclusive jet and dijet cross-sections are measured in proton-proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 13 TeV. The measurement uses a dataset with an integrated luminosity of 3.2 fb(-1) recorded in 2015 with the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider. Jets are identified using the anti-lit algorithm with a radius parameter value of R = 0.4. The inclusive jet cross-sections are measured double-differentially as a function of the jet transverse momentum, covering the range from 100 GeV to 3.5 TeV, and the absolute jet rapidity up to vertical bar y vertical bar = 3. The double-differential dijet production cross-sections are presented as a function of the dijet mass, covering the range from 300 GeV to 9 TeV, and the half absolute rapidity separation between the two leading jets within vertical bar y vertical bar < 3, y*, up to y* = 3. Next-to-leading-order, and next-to-next-to-leading-order for the inclusive jet measurement, perturbative QCD calculations corrected for non-perturbative and electroweak effects are compared to the measured cross-sections.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2018
Keywords
Hadron-Hadron scattering (experiments)
National Category
Subatomic Physics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-357733 (URN)10.1007/JHEP05(2018)195 (DOI)000433979200001 ()
Funder
Swedish Research CouncilEU, European Research CouncilEU, FP7, Seventh Framework ProgrammeEU, Horizon 2020
Note

For complete list of authors see http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/JHEP05(2018)195

Available from: 2018-09-28 Created: 2018-09-28 Last updated: 2018-09-28Bibliographically approved
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