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Measurement of the top quark pair production cross section in dilepton final states containing one tau lepton in pp collisions at root s=13 TeV

(CMS Collaboration) Sirunyan, Albert M; Tumasyan, A.; Antunović, Željko; Brigljević, Vuko; Ferenček, Dinko; Giljanović, Duje; Godinović, Nikola; Kadija, Krešo; Kovač, Marko; Lelas, Damir; Majumder, Devdatta; Mesić, Benjamin; Puljak, Ivica; Roguljić, Matej; Starodumov, Andrey; Đurić, Senka; Šuša, Tatjana; Šćulac, Toni; Woods, Nathaniel (2020) Measurement of the top quark pair production cross section in dilepton final states containing one tau lepton in pp collisions at root s=13 TeV. The Journal of high energy physics, 2 . ISSN 1126-6708

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Abstract

The cross section of top quark pair production is measured in the t (t) over bar -> (lv(l))(tau(h)v(tau))b (b) over bar final state, where tau(h) refers to the hadronic decays of the tau lepton, and l is either an electron or a muon. The data sample corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 35.9 fb(-1) collected in proton-proton collisions at root s = 13TeV with the CMS detector. The measured cross section is sigma(t (t) over bar) = 781 +/- 7 (stat) +/- 62 (syst) +/- 20 (lumi) pb, and the ratio of the partial width Gamma(t -> tau v(tau)b) to the total decay width of the top quark is measured to be 0.1050 +/- 0.0009 (stat) +/- 0.0071 (syst). This is the first measurement of the t (t) over bar production cross section in proton-proton collisions at root s = 13TeV that explicitly includes t leptons. The ratio of the cross sections in the l tau(h) and ll final states yields a value R-l tau h/ll = 0.973 +/- 0.009 (stat) +/- 0.066 (syst), consistent with lepton universalit

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: High energy physics ; Experimental particle physics ; LHC ; CMS ; Particle Physics Experiments ; Physics ; Vector boson scattering ; Hadron-Hadron scattering (experiments) ; Supersymmetry ; Higgs physics ; Particle and resonance production ; B physics ; Particle correlations and fluctuations ; Quarkonium ; Elementary Particles and Fields ; Beyond Standard Model ; Jets ; QCD ; Top physics ; Diboson ; Electroweak ; CKM matrix ; Top quark ; Large detector-systems performance ; Pattern recognition
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Physics
Divisions: Division of Experimental Physics
Depositing User: Vuko Brigljević
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2021 07:52
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2021 07:52
URI: http://fulir.irb.hr/id/eprint/6228
DOI: 10.1007/JHEP02(2020)191

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