Measurement of the production cross-section of a single top quark in association with a Z boson in proton-proton collisions at 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector
Alconada Verzini, M.J.
Alvarez Gonzalez, B.
Álvarez Piqueras, D.
Amaral Coutinho, Y.
Amor Dos Santos, S.P.
Aperio Bella, L.
Araujo Ferraz, V.
AffiliationUniv Arizona, Dept Phys
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CitationAllbrooke, B. M. M., Asquith, L., Cerri, A., Chavez Barajas, C. A., Santoyo Castillo, I., Suruliz, K., ... & , ATLAS Collaboration. (2018). Measurement of the production cross-section of a single top quark in association with a Z boson in proton-proton collisions at 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector. Physics Letters B, 780, 557-577. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2018.03.023
JournalPHYSICS LETTERS B
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AbstractThe production of a top quark in association with a Z boson is investigated. The proton-proton collision data collected by the ATLAS experiment at the LHC in 2015 and 2016 at a centre-of-mass energy of root s = 13 TeV are used, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 36.1 fb(-1). Events containing three identified leptons (electrons and/or muons) and two jets, one of which is identified as a b-quark jet are selected. The major backgrounds are diboson, tt($)over-bar and Z + jets production. A neural network is used to improve the background rejection and extract the signal. The resulting significance is 4.2 sigma in the data and the expected significance is 5.4 sigma. The measured cross-section for tZq production is 600 +/- 170(stat.)+/- 140(syst.)fb. (C) 2018 The Author(s). Published by Elsevier B.V.
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