Publications [#317224] of Ayana T. Arce

Papers Accepted
  1. Aad, G; Abbott, B; Abdallah, J; Abdel Khalek, S; Abdinov, O; Aben, R; Abi, B; Abolins, M; AbouZeid, OS; Abramowicz, H; Abreu, H; Abreu, R; Abulaiti, Y; Acharya, BS; Adamczyk, L; Adams, DL; Adelman, J; Adomeit, S; Adye, T; Agatonovic-Jovin, T; Aguilar-Saavedra, JA; Agustoni, M; Ahlen, SP; Ahmadov, F; Aielli, G; Akerstedt, H; Åkesson, TPA; Akimoto, G; Akimov, AV; Alberghi, GL; Albert, J; Albrand, S; Alconada Verzini, MJ; Aleksa, M; Aleksandrov, IN; Alexa, C; Alexander, G; Alexandre, G et al., Measurement of the cross section of high transverse momentum production in proton–proton collisions at with the ATLAS detector, Physics Letters B, vol. 738 (November, 2014), pp. 25-43 [doi] .

    This Letter reports the observation of a high transverse momentum Z→bb signal in proton-proton col-lisions at √s=8TeVand the measurement of its production cross section. The data analysed were collected in 2012 with the ATLAS detector at the LHC and correspond to an integrated luminosity of 19.5fb-1. The Z→bb decay is reconstructed from a pair of b-tagged jets, clustered with the anti-kt jet algorithm with R =0.4, that have low angular separation and form a dijet with pT > 200GeV. The signal yield is extracted from a fit to the dijet invariant mass distribution, with the dominant, multi-jet back-ground mass shape estimated by employing a fully data-driven technique that reduces the dependence of the analysis on simulation. The fiducial cross section is determined to be σfidZ→bb =2.02±0.20(stat.) ±0.25(syst.) ±0.06(lumi.) pb=2.02±0.33pb, in good agreement with next-to-leading-order theoretical predictions.