Measurement of the centrality dependence of the charged-particle pseudorapidity distribution in proton–lead collisions at $\sqrt{s_{_\text {NN}}} = 5.02$ TeV with the ATLAS detector

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abajyan, Tatevik ; Abbott, Brad ; et al.
Eur.Phys.J.C 76 (2016) 199, 2016.
Inspire Record 1386475 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.69240

The centrality dependence of the mean charged-particle multiplicity as a function of pseudorapidity is measured in approximately 1 $\mu$b$^{-1}$ of proton--lead collisions at a nucleon--nucleon centre-of-mass energy of $\sqrt{s_{_{\rm{NN}}}} = 5.02$ TeV using the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider. Charged particles with absolute pseudorapidity less than 2.7 are reconstructed using the ATLAS pixel detector. The $p$+Pb collision centrality is characterised by the total transverse energy measured in the Pb-going direction of the forward calorimeter. The charged-particle pseudorapidity distributions are found to vary strongly with centrality, with an increasing asymmetry between the proton-going and Pb-going directions as the collisions become more central. Three different estimations of the number of nucleons participating in the $p$+Pb collision have been carried out using the Glauber model as well as two Glauber--Gribov inspired extensions to the Glauber model. Charged-particle multiplicities per participant pair are found to vary differently for these three models, highlighting the importance of including colour fluctuations in nucleon--nucleon collisions in the modelling of the initial state of $p$+Pb collisions.

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The $\langle N_{\mathrm{part}} \rangle$ values and their uncertainties for centrality intervals used in this analysis together with asymmetric systematic uncertainties for Glauber model, GGFC with $\omega$=0.11 and GGFC with $\omega$=0.2.

Centrality dependence of the charged particle pseudorapidity distribution measured in several centrality intervals for charged particles with $p_{T} > 0.1$ GeV. The first uncertainty is statistical the second systematic.

Centrality dependence of the charged particle pseudorapidity distribution measured in several centrality intervals for charged particles with $p_{T} > 0$ GeV. The first uncertainty is statistical the second systematic.

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Measurements of normalized differential cross sections for $t\bar{t}$ production in pp collisions at $\sqrt{s}=7$ TeV using the ATLAS detector

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abajyan, Tatevik ; Abbott, Brad ; et al.
Phys.Rev.D 90 (2014) 072004, 2014.
Inspire Record 1304289 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.67128

Measurements of normalized differential cross-sections for top-quark pair production are presented as a~function of the top-quark transverse momentum, and of the mass, transverse momentum, and rapidity of the $t\bar{t}$ system, in proton--proton collisions at a~center-of-mass energy of $\sqrt{s}$ = 7 TeV. The dataset corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 4.6 fb$^{-1}$, recorded in 2011 with the ATLAS detector at the CERN Large Hadron Collider. Events are selected in the lepton+jets channel, requiring exactly one lepton and at least four jets with at least one of the jets tagged as originating from a~$b$-quark. The measured spectra are corrected for detector efficiency and resolution effects and are compared to several Monte Carlo simulations and theory calculations. The results are in fair agreement with the predictions in a~wide kinematic range. Nevertheless, data distributions are softer than predicted for higher values of the mass of the $t\bar{t}$ system and of the top-quark transverse momentum. The measurements can also discriminate among different sets of parton distribution functions.

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Normalized differential cross-sections for the hadronically decaying top-quark PT. The cross-section in each bin is given as the integral of the normalized differential cross-section over the bin width, divided by the bin width. The calculation of the cross-sections in the last bins includes events falling outside of the bin edges, and the normalization is done within the quoted bin width. The full covariance matrice is provided in Table 5 below.

Normalized differential cross-sections for the mass of the ttbar system. The cross-section in each bin is given as the integral of the normalized differential cross-section over the bin width, divided by the bin width. The calculation of the cross-sections in the last bins includes events falling outside of the bin edges, and the normalization is done within the quoted bin width. The full covariance matrice is provided in Table 6 below.

Normalized differential cross-sections for the PT of the ttbar system. The cross-section in each bin is given as the integral of the normalized differential cross-section over the bin width, divided by the bin width. The calculation of the cross-sections in the last bins includes events falling outside of the bin edges, and the normalization is done within the quoted bin width. The full covariance matrice is provided in Table 7 below.

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Measurement of the underlying event in jet events from 7 TeV proton-proton collisions with the ATLAS detector

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abajyan, Tatevik ; Abbott, Brad ; et al.
Eur.Phys.J.C 74 (2014) 2965, 2014.
Inspire Record 1298811 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.65229

Distributions sensitive to the underlying event in QCD jet events have been measured with the ATLAS detector at the LHC, based on 37/pb of proton-proton collision data collected at a centre-of-mass energy of 7 TeV. Charged-particle mean $p_T$ and densities of all-particle $E_T$ and charged-particle multiplicity and $p_T$ have been measured in regions azimuthally transverse to the hardest jet in each event. These are presented both as one-dimensional distributions and with their mean values as functions of the leading-jet transverse momentum from 20 GeV to 800 GeV. The correlation of charged-particle mean $p_T$ with charged-particle multiplicity is also studied, and the $E_T$ densities include the forward rapidity region; these features provide extra data constraints for Monte Carlo modelling of colour reconnection and beam-remnant effects respectively. For the first time, underlying event observables have been computed separately for inclusive jet and exclusive dijet event selections, allowing more detailed study of the interplay of multiple partonic scattering and QCD radiation contributions to the underlying event. Comparisons to the predictions of different Monte Carlo models show a need for further model tuning, but the standard approach is found to generally reproduce the features of the underlying event in both types of event selection.

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Transverse $\langle \sum p_T^\text{ch} / \delta\eta\,\delta\phi \rangle$ vs. $p_T^\text{lead}$ in $|\eta| < 2.5$ in incl jet / excl dijet events.

Trans-max $\langle \sum p_T^\text{ch} / \delta\eta\,\delta\phi \rangle$ vs. $p_T^\text{lead}$ in $|\eta| < 2.5$ in incl jet / excl dijet events.

Trans-min $\langle \sum p_T^\text{ch} / \delta\eta\,\delta\phi \rangle$ vs. $p_T^\text{lead}$ in $|\eta| < 2.5$ in incl jet / excl dijet events.

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Measurement of $\chi_{c1}$ and $\chi_{c2}$ production with $\sqrt{s}$ = 7 TeV $pp$ collisions at ATLAS

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abajyan, Tatevik ; Abbott, Brad ; et al.
JHEP 07 (2014) 154, 2014.
Inspire Record 1292798 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.64242

The prompt and non-prompt production cross-sections for the chi_c1 and chi_c2 charmonium states are measured in pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV with the ATLAS detector at the LHC using 4.5 fb^-1 of integrated luminosity. The chi_c states are reconstructed through the radiative decay chi_c -> J/psi gamma (with J/psi -> mu+mu-) where photons are reconstructed from gamma -> e+e- conversions. The production rate of the chi_c2 state relative to the chi_c1 state is measured for prompt and non-prompt chi_c as a function of J/psi transverse momentum. The prompt chi_c cross-sections are combined with existing measurements of prompt J/psi production to derive the fraction of prompt J/psi produced in feed-down from chi_c decays. The fractions of chi_c1 and chi_c2 produced in b-hadron decays are also measured.

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Differential cross-section for prompt chi_c1 production, measured in bins of J/psi pT, assuming unpolarised chi_c production. The measurements are not corrected for the branching fractions of the decays chi_c --> J/psi + gamma and J/psi --> mu+ mu-. The uncertainty envelope associated with the unknown chi_c spin alignment is also shown.

Differential cross-section for prompt chi_c2 production, measured in bins of J/psi pT, assuming unpolarised chi_c production. The measurements are not corrected for the branching fractions of the decays chi_c --> J/psi + gamma and J/psi --> mu+ mu-. The uncertainty envelope associated with the unknown chi_c spin alignment is also shown.

Differential cross-section for non-prompt chi_c1 production, measured in bins of J/psi pT, assuming unpolarised chi_c production. The measurements are not corrected for the branching fractions of the decays chi_c --> J/psi + gamma and J/psi --> mu+ mu-. The uncertainty envelope associated with the unknown chi_c spin alignment is also shown.

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Measurement of the low-mass Drell-Yan differential cross section at $\sqrt{s}$ = 7 TeV using the ATLAS detector

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abajyan, Tatevik ; Abbott, Brad ; et al.
JHEP 06 (2014) 112, 2014.
Inspire Record 1288706 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.64183

The differential cross section for the process $Z/\gamma^*\rightarrow ll$ ($l=e,\mu$) as a function of dilepton invariant mass is measured in pp collisions at $\sqrt{s}=$ 7 TeV at the LHC using the ATLAS detector. The measurement is performed in the $e$ and $\mu$ channels for invariant masses between 26 GeV and 66 GeV using an integrated luminosity of 1.6 fb$^{-1}$ collected in 2011 and these measurements are combined. The analysis is extended to invariant masses as low as 12 GeV in the muon channel using 35 pb$^{-1}$ of data collected in 2010. The cross sections are determined within fiducial acceptance regions and corrections to extrapolate the measurements to the full kinematic range are provided. Next-to-next-to-leading-order QCD predictions provide a significantly better description of the results than next-to-leading-order QCD calculations, unless the latter are matched to a parton shower calculation.

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The nominal electron-channel differential Born-level fiducial cross section. The statistical and systematic uncertainties are given for each invariant mass bin. The luminosity uncertainty 1.8% is not included.

The systematic uncertainties of the nominal electron-channel cross-section measurement. Some sources of uncertainty have both correlated and uncorrelated components. Correlated uncertainties arise from the uncertainty in the electroweak background contributions delta(e.w.)_cor, from corrections to the Monte Carlo modelling of the Z/gamma* pT spectra, delta(pTrw)_cor, the electron identification efficiency, delta(id)_cor1 and delta(id)_cor2, the reconstruction efficiency, delta(rec)_cor, and from the Geant4 simulation, delta(geant4)_cor. Uncorrelated uncertainties arise from the isolation and trigger efficiency corrections, delta(trig) and delta(iso) respectively, unfolding uncertainties, delta(res)_unf, and the statistical precision of the signal Monte Carlo, delta(MC). The electron identification efficiency uncertainties have several components other than the two largest correlated parts above. These additional components are all combined into a single uncorrelated error source delta(id)_unc. The uncertainty on the normalisation of the multijet background is given by delta(multijet). The luminosity uncertainty 1.8% is not included.

The nominal muon-channel differential Born-level fiducial cross section. The statistical, systematic, and total uncertainties are given for each invariant mass bin. The luminosity uncertainty 1.8% is not included.

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Search for dark matter in events with a Z boson and missing transverse momentum in pp collisions at $\sqrt{s}$=8 TeV with the ATLAS detector

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abajyan, Tatevik ; Abbott, Brad ; et al.
Phys.Rev.D 90 (2014) 012004, 2014.
Inspire Record 1288061 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.68152

A search is presented for production of dark matter particles recoiling against a leptonically decaying Z boson in 20.3 fb$^{-1}$ of pp collisions at $\sqrt{s}$=8 TeV with the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider. Events with large missing transverse momentum and two oppositely-charged electrons or muons consistent with the decay of a Z boson are analyzed. No excess above the Standard Model prediction is observed. Limits are set on the mass scale of the contact interaction as a function of the dark matter particle mass using an effective field theory description of the interaction of dark matter with quarks or with Z bosons. Limits are also set on the coupling and mediator mass of a model in which the interaction is mediated by a scalar particle.

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Summary of the systematic uncertainties for the largest background process (ZZ->llnunu). Statistical uncertaintes are from MC simulation sample size.

Observed yields and expected SM backgrounds in each signal region. Statistical, systematic, and luminosity uncertainteis are added in quadrature to give the total background estimate and uncertainties.

The observed and expected upper limits on the fiducial cross section at 95% C.L. for each signal region.

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Search for direct top-squark pair production in final states with two leptons in pp collisions at $\sqrt{s} =$ 8TeV with the ATLAS detector

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abajyan, Tatevik ; Abbott, Brad ; et al.
JHEP 06 (2014) 124, 2014.
Inspire Record 1286444 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.63983

A search is presented for direct top-squark pair production in final states with two leptons (electrons or muons) of opposite charge using 20.3fb-1 of pp collision data at sqrt(s)=8TeV, collected by the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider in 2012. No excess over the Standard Model expectation is found. The results are interpreted under the separate assumptions (i) that the top squark decays to a b-quark in addition to an on-shell chargino whose decay occurs via a real or virtual W boson, or (ii) that the top squark decays to a t-quark and the lightest neutralino. A top squark with a mass between 150 GeV and 445 GeV decaying to a b-quark and an on-shell chargino is excluded at 95% confidence level for a top squark mass equal to the chargino mass plus 10 GeV, in the case of a 1 GeV lightest neutralino. Top squarks with masses between 215 (90) GeV and 530 (170) GeV decaying to an on-shell (off-shell) t-quark and a neutralino are excluded at 95% confidence level for a 1 GeV neutralino.

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Distribution of mT2 for events passing all the signal candidate selection requirements, except that on mT2 of the L90 and L120 selections, for SF events.

Distribution of mT2 for events passing all the signal candidate selection requirements, except that on mT2 of the L90 and L120 selections, for DF events.

Distribution of mT2 for events passing all the signal candidate selection requirements, except that on mT2 of the L100 selection, for SF events.

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Search for direct production of charginos and neutralinos in events with three leptons and missing transverse momentum in $\sqrt{s} =$ 8TeV $pp$ collisions with the ATLAS detector

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abajyan, Tatevik ; Abbott, Brad ; et al.
JHEP 04 (2014) 169, 2014.
Inspire Record 1282905 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.63114

A search for the direct production of charginos and neutralinos in final states with three leptons and missing transverse momentum is presented. The analysis is based on 20.3 fb-1 of sqrt(s) = 8 TeV proton--proton collision data delivered by the Large Hadron Collider and recorded with the ATLAS detector. Observations are consistent with the Standard Model expectations and limits are set in R-parity-conserving phenomenological Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Models and in simplified supersymmetric models, significantly extending previous results. For simplified supersymmetric models of direct chargino ($\tilde\chi^\pm_1$) and next-to-lightest neutralino ($\tilde{\chi}_2^0$) production with decays to lightest neutralino ($\tilde{\chi}_1^0$) via either all three generations of sleptons, staus only, gauge bosons, or Higgs bosons, $\tilde\chi^\pm_1$ and $\tilde{\chi}_2^0$ masses are excluded up to 700 GeV, 380 GeV, 345 GeV, or 148 GeV respectively, for a massless $\tilde{\chi}_1^0$.

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Number of expected and observed events in the validation region VR0taub.

For events in the low-ETmiss validation region, the MT distribution in VR0taunoZa.

For events in the low-ETmiss validation region, the MT distribution in VR0tauZa.

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Measurement of the production of a $W$ boson in association with a charm quark in $pp$ collisions at $\sqrt{s} =$ 7 TeV with the ATLAS detector

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abajyan, Tatevik ; Abbott, Brad ; et al.
JHEP 05 (2014) 068, 2014.
Inspire Record 1282447 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.63197

The production of a W boson in association with a single charm quark is studied using 4.6 fb^-1 of pp collision data at sqrt(s)=7 TeV collected with the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider. In events in which a W boson decays to an electron or muon, the charm quark is tagged either by its semileptonic decay to a muon or by the presence of a charmed meson. The integrated and differential cross sections as a function of the pseudorapidity of the lepton from the W-boson decay are measured. Results are compared to the predictions of next-to-leading-order QCD calculations obtained from various parton distribution function parameterisations. The ratio of the strange-to-down sea-quark distributions is determined to be 0.96 +0.26 -0.30 at Q^2=1.9 GeV^2, which supports the hypothesis of an SU(3)-symmetric composition of the light-quark sea. Additionally, the cross-section ratio sigma(W^+ + bar{c})/sigma(W^- + c) is compared to the predictions obtained using parton distribution function parameterisations with different assumptions about the s-bar{s} quark asymmetry.

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Measured integrated cross sections of the production of a W boson with a single c-jet, a D meson or a D* meson times the branching ratio W -> l nu in the fiducial regions together with the statistical and systematic uncertainties. For the W+c-jet cross sections events with more than one c-jet are discarded. The particle-level c-jet is defined as the one containing a weakly decaying c-hadron with pt>5 GeV, within DeltaR<0.3. Jets containing c-hadrons originating from b-hadron decays are not counted as c-jets. Jets are not required for the W+D/D* cross sections. The cross sections are defined for OS-SS events.

Measured integrated cross section ratios of the production of W+ and W- bosons associated with a single c-jet, a D meson or a D* meson in the fiducial regions together with the statistical and systematic uncertainties. For the W+c-jet cross sections events with more than one c-jet are discarded. The particle-level c-jet is defined as the one containing a weakly decaying c-hadron with pt>5 GeV, within DeltaR<0.3. Jets containing c-hadrons originating from b-hadron decays are not counted as c-jets. Jets are not required for the W+D/D* cross sections. The cross sections are defined for OS-SS events.

Measured differential cross sections as function of the lepton pseudo-rapidity of the production of a W boson with a single c-jet times the branching ratio W -> l nu in the fiducial regions together with the statistical and systematic uncertainties. For the W+c-jet cross sections events with more than one c-jet are discarded. The particle-level c-jet is defined as the one containing a weakly decaying c-hadron with pt>5 GeV, within DeltaR<0.3. Jets containing c-hadrons originating from b-hadron decays are not counted as c-jets. The cross sections are defined for OS-SS events.

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The differential production cross section of the $\phi $ (1020) meson in $\sqrt{s}$ = 7 TeV $pp$ collisions measured with the ATLAS detector

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abajyan, Tatevik ; Abbott, Brad ; et al.
Eur.Phys.J.C 74 (2014) 2895, 2014.
Inspire Record 1282441 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.64728

A measurement is presented of the phi to K+K- production cross section at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV using pp collision data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 383 mub-1, collected with the ATLAS experiment at the LHC. Selection of phi(1020) mesons is based on the identification of charged kaons by their energy loss in the pixel detector. The differential cross section is measured as a function of the transverse momentum, pTphi, and rapidity, |yphi|, of the phi(1020) meson in the fiducial region 500 < pTphi< 1200 MeV, |yphi| < 0.8, kaon pTK> 230 MeV and kaon momentum pK< 800 MeV.The integrated phi(1020)-meson production cross section in this fiducial range is measured to be s(phi K+K-) = 570 pm 8 (stat) pm 66 (syst) pm 20 (lumi) mub.

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The differential PHI(1020) meson production cross section measured in the fiducial region as a function of the PHI(1020) transverse momentum.

The differential PHI(1020) meson production cross section measured in the fiducial region as a function of the PHI(1020) rapidity.

The integrated PHI(1020) meson production cross section in the fiducial region.


Measurement of the electroweak production of dijets in association with a Z-boson and distributions sensitive to vector boson fusion in proton-proton collisions at $\sqrt{s} =$ 8 TeV using the ATLAS detector

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abajyan, Tatevik ; Abbott, Brad ; et al.
JHEP 04 (2014) 031, 2014.
Inspire Record 1279489 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.62729

Measurements of fiducial cross sections for the electroweak production of two jets in association with a Z-boson are presented. The measurements are performed using 20.3 inverse femtobarns of proton-proton collision data collected at a centre-of-mass energy of sqrt(s)=8 TeV by the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider. The electroweak component is extracted by a fit to the dijet invariant mass distribution in a fiducial region chosen to enhance the electroweak contribution over the dominant background in which the jets are produced via the strong interaction. The electroweak cross sections measured in two fiducial regions are in good agreement with the Standard Model expectations and the background-only hypothesis is rejected with significance above the 5 sigma level. The electroweak process includes the vector boson fusion production of a Z-boson and the data are used to place limits on anomalous triple gauge boson couplings. In addition, measurements of cross sections and differential distributions for inclusive Z-boson-plus-dijet production are performed in five fiducial regions, each with different sensitivity to the electroweak contribution. The results are corrected for detector effects and compared to predictions from the SHERPA and POWHEG event generators.

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Unfolded normalised differential Z+2j cross section as a function of dijet invariant mass in the baseline region.

Unfolded normalised differential Z+2j cross section as a function of dijet invariant mass in the search region.

Unfolded normalised differential Z+2j cross section as a function of the rapidity separation between the leading jets in the baseline region.

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Measurement of the production cross section of prompt $J/\psi$ mesons in association with a $W^\pm$ boson in $pp$ collisions at $\sqrt{s} =$ 7 TeV with the ATLAS detector

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abajyan, Tatevik ; Abbott, Brad ; et al.
JHEP 04 (2014) 172, 2014.
Inspire Record 1276825 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.62522

The process pp--> W + J/psi provides a powerful probe of the production mechanism of charmonium in hadronic collisions, and is also sensitive to multiple parton interactions in the colliding protons. Using the 2011 ATLAS dataset of 4.5 fb-1 of sqrt{s} = 7 TeV pp collisions at the LHC, the first observation is made of the production of W + prompt J/psi events in hadronic collisions, using W-->mu+nu and J/psi-->mu+mu. A yield of 27.4+7.5-6.5 W + prompt J/psi events is observed, with a statistical significance of 5.1 sigma. The production rate as a ratio to the inclusive W boson production rate is measured, and the double parton scattering contribution to the cross section is estimated.

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The W + prompt J/psi to inclusive W production cross-section ratio (times 10^6) in the J/psi fiducial region (Fiducial), after correction for J/psi acceptance (Inclusive), and after subtraction of the double parton scattering component (DPS-subtracted). The first uncertainty is statistical, the second is systematic, and the third/fourth (where applicable) is the uncertainty up/down due to spin-alignment.

The inclusive (SPS+DPS) cross-section ratio (times 10^6) as a function of J/psi transverse momentum, along with the estimate of the DPS contribution. For the inclusive result, the first uncertainty is statistical, second uncertainty is systematic, and the third uncertainty is the possible variation due to spin-alignment.

The inclusive (SPS+DPS) cross-section ratio (times 10^6) as a function of J/psi transverse momentum under the LONGITUDINAL spin-alignment hypothesis. The first uncertainty is statistical and the second uncertainty is systematic.

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Measurement of dijet cross sections in $pp$ collisions at 7 TeV centre-of-mass energy using the ATLAS detector

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abajyan, Tatevik ; Abbott, Brad ; et al.
JHEP 05 (2014) 059, 2014.
Inspire Record 1268975 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.62289

Double-differential dijet cross sections measured in pp collisions at the LHC with a 7 TeV centre-of-mass energy are presented as functions of dijet mass and rapidity separation of the two highest-pT jets. These measurements are obtained using data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 4.5/fb, recorded by the ATLAS detector in 2011. The data are corrected for detector effects so that cross sections are presented at the particle level. Cross sections are measured up to 5 TeV dijet mass using jets reconstructed with the anti-kt algorithm for values of the jet radius parameter of 0.4 and 0.6. The cross sections are compared with next-to-leading-order perturbative QCD calculations by NLOJET++ corrected to account for non-perturbative effects. Comparisons with POWHEG predictions, using a next-to-leading-order matrix element calculation interfaced to a parton-shower Monte Carlo simulation, are also shown. Electroweak effects are accounted for in both cases. The quantitative comparison of data and theoretical predictions obtained using various parameterizations of the parton distribution functions is performed using a frequentist method. An example setting a lower limit on the compositeness scale for a model of contact interactions is presented, showing that the unfolded results can be used to constrain contributions to dijet production beyond that predicted by the Standard Model.

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Measured double-differential dijet cross sections for the range 0.0 <= y* < 0.5 and jet radius parameter R = 0.4. The statistical uncertainties from data and MC simulation have been combined. The three columns correspond to nominal, stronger or weaker correlations between jet energy scale uncertainty components.

Measured double-differential dijet cross sections for the range 0.5 <= y* < 1.0 and jet radius parameter R = 0.4. The statistical uncertainties from data and MC simulation have been combined. The three columns correspond to nominal, stronger or weaker correlations between jet energy scale uncertainty components.

Measured double-differential dijet cross sections for the range 1.0 <= y* < 1.5 and jet radius parameter R = 0.4. The statistical uncertainties from data and MC simulation have been combined. The three columns correspond to nominal, stronger or weaker correlations between jet energy scale uncertainty components.

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Search for Quantum Black Hole Production in High-Invariant-Mass Lepton$+$Jet Final States Using $pp$ Collisions at $\sqrt{s} =$ 8 TeV and the ATLAS Detector

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abajyan, Tatevik ; Abbott, Brad ; et al.
Phys.Rev.Lett. 112 (2014) 091804, 2014.
Inspire Record 1263762 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.62447

This Letter presents a search for quantum black-hole production using 20.3 inverse fb of data collected with the ATLAS detector in pp collisions at the LHC at sqrt(s) = 8 TeV. The quantum black holes are assumed to decay into a lepton (electron or muon) and a jet. In either channel, no event with a lepton-jet invariant mass of 3.5 TeV or more is observed, consistent with the expected background. Limits are set on the product of cross sections and branching fractions for the lepton+jet final states of quantum black holes produced in a search region for invariant masses above 1 TeV. The combined 95% confidence level upper limit on this product for quantum black holes with threshold mass above 3.5 TeV is 0.18 fb. This limit constrains the threshold quantum black-hole mass to be above 5.3 TeV in the model considered.

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The combined 95% CL upper limits on the cross section times branching fraction (SIG*BR) for Quantum Black Holes decaying to a lepton and jet, as a function of the threshold mass, Mth.

Numbers of observed events and expected background events for electron+jet channel, along with acceptance (A), experimental efficiency (EPSILON), cumulative efficiency (A*EPSILON), total cross section (SIG*BR) and 95% CL observed upper limit, for various values of the threshold mass, Mth. The leading order cross sections have a statistical precision of the order of 1%. The uncertainties on the predicted background include both statistical and systematic components. Acceptance is calculated using generator-level quantities by imposing selection criteria that apply directly to phase space (electron/jet eta, electron/jet pT, Delta(eta), Delta(phi), <eta>, and Minv). All other selections, which in general correspond to event and object quality criteria, are used to calculate the efficiency on the events included in the acceptance. The cumulative signal efficiency is the product of the acceptance and experimental efficiency.

Numbers of observed events and expected background events for muon+jet channel, along with acceptance (A), experimental efficiency (EPSILON), cumulative efficiency (A*EPSILON), total cross section (SIG*BR) and 95% CL observed upper limit, for various values of the threshold mass, Mth. The leading order cross sections have a statistical precision of the order of 1%. The uncertainties on the predicted background include both statistical and systematic components. Acceptance is calculated using generator-level quantities by imposing selection criteria that apply directly to phase space (muon/jet eta, muon/jet pT, Delta(eta), Delta(phi), <eta>, and Minv). All other selections, which in general correspond to event and object quality criteria, are used to calculate the efficiency on the events included in the acceptance. The cumulative signal efficiency is the product of the acceptance and experimental efficiency.


Measurement of the inclusive isolated prompt photons cross section in pp collisions at $\sqrt{s}=7$ TeV with the ATLAS detector using 4.6 fb$^{−1}$

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abajyan, Tatevik ; Abbott, Brad ; et al.
Phys.Rev.D 89 (2014) 052004, 2014.
Inspire Record 1263495 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.66783

A measurement of the cross section for the production of isolated prompt photons in pp collisions at a center-of-mass energy sqrt(s) = 7 TeV is presented. The results are based on an integrated luminosity of 4.6 fb-1 collected with the ATLAS detector at the LHC. The cross section is measured as a function of photon pseudorapidity and transverse energy in the kinematic range between 100 GeV and 1000 GeV and in the regions of pseudorapidity less than 1.37 and between 1.52 and 2.37. The results are compared to leading-order parton-shower Monte Carlo models and next-to-leading-order perturbative QCD calculations. Next-to-leading-order perturbative QCD calculations agree well with the measured cross sections as a function of transverse energy and pseudorapidity.

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Measured inclusive prompt photon production cross section in the pseudorapidity range |eta^gamma| < 1.37 as a function of E_T^gamma with statistical and systematic uncertainties.

Measured inclusive prompt photon production cross section in the pseudorapidity range |eta^gamma| 1.52-2.37 as a function of E_T^gamma with statistical and systematic uncertainties.

Measured inclusive prompt photon production cross section in the ET_gamma region > 100 GeV as a function of |eta(gamma)| with statistical and systematic uncertainties.


Search for charginos nearly mass degenerate with the lightest neutralino based on a disappearing-track signature in pp collisions at $\sqrt(s)$=8 TeV with the ATLAS detector

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abajyan, Tatevik ; Abbott, Brad ; et al.
Phys.Rev.D 88 (2013) 112006, 2013.
Inspire Record 1258398 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.62699

A search is presented for direct chargino production based on a disappearing-track signature using 20.3 fb-1 of proton-proton collisions at sqrt(s) = 8 TeV collected with the ATLAS experiment at the LHC. In anomaly-mediated supersymmetry breaking (AMSB) models, the lightest chargino is nearly mass-degenerate with the lightest neutralino and its lifetime is long enough to be detected in the tracking detectors by identifying decays that result in tracks with no associated hits in the outer region of the tracking system. Some models with supersymmetry also predict charginos with a significant lifetime. This analysis attains sensitivity for charginos with a lifetime between 0.1 ns and 10 ns, and significantly surpasses the reach of the LEP experiments. No significant excess above the background expectation is observed for candidate tracks with large transverse momentum, and constraints on chargino properties are obtained. In the AMSB scenarios, a chargino mass below 270 GeV is excluded at 95% confidence level.

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The pT distribution of disappearing-track candidates.

Observed CLs contour in the ( M(CHARGINO), TAU(CHARGINO) ) space for tan(beta) = 5 and mu > 0.

Observed CLs contour with minus 1-sigma signal cross-section uncertainty in the ( M(CHARGINO), TAU(CHARGINO) ) space for tan(beta) = 5 and mu > 0.

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Search for dark matter in events with a hadronically decaying W or Z boson and missing transverse momentum in $pp$ collisions at $\sqrt{s} =$ 8 TeV with the ATLAS detector

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abajyan, Tatevik ; Abbott, Brad ; et al.
Phys.Rev.Lett. 112 (2014) 041802, 2014.
Inspire Record 1254228 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.62353

A search is presented for dark matter pair production in association with a W or Z boson in pp collisions representing 20.3 fb$^{-1}$ of integrated luminosity at $\sqrt{s}$=8 TeV using data recorded with the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider. Events with a hadronic jet with the jet-mass consistent with a W or Z boson, and with large missing transverse momentum are analyzed. The data are consistent with the Standard Model expectations, and limits are set on the mass scale in effective field theories that describe the interaction of dark matter and Standard Model particles.

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Distribution of M(jet) in the data and for the predicted background in the top control region (CR) with one muon, one large-radius jet, two narrow jets, at least one b tag, and ETmiss > 250 GeV.

Distribution of M(jet) in the data and for the predicted background in the signal region (SR) with ETmiss > 350 GeV.

Distribution of M(jet) in the data and for the predicted background in the signal region (SR) with ETmiss > 500 GeV.

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Search for new phenomena in photon+jet events collected in proton--proton collisions at sqrt(s) = 8 TeV with the ATLAS detector

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abajyan, Tatevik ; Abbott, Brad ; et al.
Phys.Lett.B 728 (2014) 562-578, 2014.
Inspire Record 1253852 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.62307

This Letter describes a model-independent search for the production of new resonances in photon + jet events using 20 inverse fb of proton--proton LHC data recorded with the ATLAS detector at a centre-of-mass energy of sqrt(s) = 8 TeV. The photon + jet mass distribution is compared to a background model fit from data; no significant deviation from the background-only hypothesis is found. Limits are set at 95% credibility level on generic Gaussian-shaped signals and two benchmark phenomena beyond the Standard Model: non-thermal quantum black holes and excited quarks. Non-thermal quantum black holes are excluded below masses of 4.6 TeV and excited quarks are excluded below masses of 3.5 TeV.

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Invariant mass of the photon+jet pair for events passing the final selections. The number of observed events and the fit background estimates are given in each bin, where the fit estimates are rounded to the nearest integer.

The 95% CL upper limits on SIG*BR*A*EPSILON for a hypothetical signal with a Gaussian-shaped M(GAMMA JET) distribution as a function of the signal mass M(G) for four values of the relative width SIGMA(G) / M(G).

Acceptance (A), efficiency (EPSILON), cross-section (SIG) and limits in number of events for the quantum black hole (QBH) benchmark model, as a function of the threshold mass M(th). Uncertainties on the cross section are on the order of 1%. The limits include statistical uncertainties only. Expected limits include the 68% uncertainty band. Acceptance was calculated using parton-level quantities by imposing criteria that apply directly to kinematic selections (photon/jet |eta|, photon/jet transverse momentum, Delta(eta), Delta(R)). All other selections, which in general correspond to event and object quality criteria, were used to calculate the efficiency based on the events included in the acceptance.

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Search for direct third-generation squark pair production in final states with missing transverse momentum and two $b$-jets in $\sqrt{s} =$ 8 TeV $pp$ collisions with the ATLAS detector

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abajyan, Tatevik ; Abbott, Brad ; et al.
JHEP 10 (2013) 189, 2013.
Inspire Record 1247462 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.62446

The results of a search for pair production of supersymmetric partners of the Standard Model third-generation quarks are reported. This search uses 20.1 fb-1 of pp collisions at sqrt{s}=8 TeV collected by the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider. The lightest bottom and top squarks (b1 and t1 respectively) are searched for in a final state with large missing transverse momentum and two jets identified as originating from b-quarks. No excess of events above the expected level of Standard Model background is found. The results are used to set upper limits on the visible cross section for processes beyond the Standard Model. Exclusion limits at the 95% confidence level on the masses of the third-generation squarks are derived in phenomenological supersymmetric R-parity-conserving models in which either the bottom or the top squark is the lightest squark. The b1 is assumed to decay via b1->b chi0 and the t via t1->b chipm, with undetectable products of the subsequent decay of the chipm due to the small mass splitting between the chipm and the chi0.

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Observed exclusion limit at 95% CL in the ( M(SBOTTOM), M(NEUTRALINO) ) mass plane for the sbottom pair production scenario.

Observed exclusion limit at 95% CL, when moving the nominal signal cross section up by the 1-sigma theoretical uncertainty, in the ( M(SBOTTOM), M(NEUTRALINO) ) mass plane for the sbottom pair production scenario.

Observed exclusion limit at 95% CL, when moving the nominal signal cross section down by the 1-sigma theoretical uncertainty, in the ( M(SBOTTOM), M(NEUTRALINO) ) mass plane for the sbottom pair production scenario.

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Search for new phenomena in final states with large jet multiplicities and missing transverse momentum at $\sqrt{s}$=8 TeV proton-proton collisions using the ATLAS experiment

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abajyan, Tatevik ; Abbott, Brad ; et al.
JHEP 10 (2013) 130, 2013.
Inspire Record 1247060 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.61747

A search is presented for new particles decaying to large numbers (7 to greater or equal to 10) of jets, missing transverse momentum and no isolated electrons or muons. This analysis uses 20.3/fb of pp collision data at sqrt(s)=8 TeV collected by the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider. The sensitivity of the search is enhanced by considering the number of b-tagged jets and the scalar sum of masses of large-radius jets in an event. No evidence is found for physics beyond the Standard Model. The results are interpreted in the context of various simplified supersymmetry-inspired models where gluinos are pair produced, as well as a mSUGRA/CMSSM model.

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MET/sqrt(HT) distributions for the multi-jet + flavour stream with PTmin=50 GeV, and exactly eight jets, with the signal region selection, other than that on MET/sqrt(HT) itself. A selection of zero b-jets is applied.

MET/sqrt(HT) distributions for the multi-jet + flavour stream with PTmin=50 GeV, and exactly nine jets, with the signal region selection, other than that on MET/sqrt(HT) itself. A selection of zero b-jets is applied.

MET/sqrt(HT) distributions for the multi-jet + flavour stream with PTmin=50 GeV, and exactly eight jets, with the signal region selection, other than that on MET/sqrt(HT) itself. A selection of one b-jet is applied.

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Dynamics of isolated-photon plus jet production in pp collisions at $\sqrt(s)=7$ TeV with the ATLAS detector

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abajyan, Tatevik ; Abbott, Brad ; et al.
Nucl.Phys.B 875 (2013) 483-535, 2013.
Inspire Record 1244522 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.66247

The dynamics of isolated-photon plus jet production in pp collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 7 TeV has been studied with the ATLAS detector at the LHC using an integrated luminosity of 37 pb-1. Measurements of isolated-photon plus jet bin-averaged cross sections are presented as functions of photon transverse energy, jet transverse momentum and jet rapidity. In addition, the bin-averaged cross sections as functions of the difference between the azimuthal angles of the photon and the jet, the photon--jet invariant mass and the scattering angle in the photon--jet centre-of-mass frame have been measured. Next-to-leading-order QCD calculations are compared to the measurements and provide a good description of the data, except for the case of the azimuthal opening angle.

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The measured bin-averaged cross-section $d\sigma/dE_{\rm T}^\gamma$ for isolated-photon plus jet production. The corrections for hadronisation and underlying-event effects to be applied to the parton-level NLO QCD calculations ($C_{NLO}$) are shown in the last column.

The measured bin-averaged cross-section $d\sigma/dp_{\rm T}^{jet}$ for isolated-photon plus jet production. Other details as in the caption to Table 1.

The measured bin-averaged cross-section $d\sigma/d|y^{\rm jet}|$ for isolated-photon plus jet production. Other details as in the caption to Table 1.

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Measurement of jet shapes in top-quark pair events at $\sqrt{s}$ = 7 TeV using the ATLAS detector

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abajyan, Tatevik ; Abbott, Brad ; et al.
Eur.Phys.J.C 73 (2013) 2676, 2013.
Inspire Record 1243871 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.62685

A measurement of jet shapes in top-quark pair events using 1.8 fb$^{-1}$ of $\sqrt{s}$ = 7 TeV pp collision data recorded by the ATLAS detector is presented. Samples of top-quark pair events are selected in both the single-lepton and dilepton final states. The differential and integrated shapes of the jets initiated by bottom-quarks from the top-quark decays are compared with those of the jets originated by light-quarks from the hadronic W-boson decays $W \to q\bar{q}'$ in the single-lepton channel. The light-quark jets are found to have a narrower distribution of the momentum flow inside the jet area than b-quark jets.

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Differential jet shape as a function of the radius r for the PT range 30-40 GeV.

Integrated jet shape as a function of the radius r for the PT range 30-40 GeV.

Differential jet shape as a function of the radius r for the PT range 40-50 GeV.

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Measurements of Higgs boson production and couplings in diboson final states with the ATLAS detector at the LHC

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abajyan, Tatevik ; Abbott, Brad ; et al.
Phys.Lett.B 726 (2013) 88-119, 2013.
Inspire Record 1241574 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.61748

Measurements are presented of production properties and couplings of the recently discovered Higgs boson using the decays into boson pairs, $H\rightarrow\gamma\gamma$, $H\rightarrow ZZ^{*}\rightarrow 4 \ell$ and $H\rightarrow W W \rightarrow \ell\nu\ell\nu$. The results are based on the complete pp collision data sample recorded by the ATLAS experiment at the CERN Large Hadron Collider at centre-of-mass energies of 7 TeV and 8 TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of about 25 fb$^{-1}$. Evidence for Higgs boson production through vector-boson fusion is reported. Results of combined fits probing Higgs boson couplings to fermions and bosons, as well as anomalous contributions to loop-induced production and decay modes, are presented. All measurements are consistent with expectations for the Standard Model Higgs boson.

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Measurement of the differential cross-section of $B^{+}$ meson production in pp collisions at $\sqrt{s}$ = 7 TeV at ATLAS

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abajyan, Tatevik ; Abbott, Brad ; et al.
JHEP 10 (2013) 042, 2013.
Inspire Record 1240670 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.61591

The production cross-section of B+ mesons is measured as a function of transverse momentum pT and rapidity y in proton--proton collisions at center-of-mass energy sqrt(s) = 7 TeV, using 2.4 fb-1 of data recorded with the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider. The differential production cross-sections, determined in the range 9<pT<120 GeV and y<2.25, are compared to next-to-leading-order theoretical predictions.

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Differential cross-section measurement for B+ production multiplied by the branching ratio to the J/PSI < MU+ MU- > K+ final state in B+ pT intervals in the B+ rapidity range |y|<0.5. The first quoted uncertainty is statistical, the second uncertainty is systematic.

Differential cross-section measurement for B+ production multiplied by the branching ratio to the J/PSI < MU+ MU- > K+ final state in B+ pT intervals in the B+ rapidity range 0.5<|y|<1. The first quoted uncertainty is statistical, the second uncertainty is systematic.

Differential cross-section measurement for B+ production multiplied by the branching ratio to the J/PSI < MU+ MU- > K+ final state in B+ pT intervals in the B+ rapidity range 1<|y|<1.5 The first quoted uncertainty is statistical, the second uncertainty is systematic.

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Measurement of the Azimuthal Angle Dependence of Inclusive Jet Yields in Pb+Pb Collisions at $\sqrt{s_{NN}}=$ 2.76 TeV with the ATLAS detector

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abajyan, Tatevik ; Abbott, Brad ; et al.
Phys.Rev.Lett. 111 (2013) 152301, 2013.
Inspire Record 1240088 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.78150

Measurements of the variation of inclusive jet suppression as a function of relative azimuthal angle, Delta phi, with respect to the elliptic event plane provide insight into the path-length dependence of jet quenching. ATLAS has measured the Delta phi dependence of jet yields in 0.14 nb^-1 of sqrt(s(NN))= 2.76 TeV Pb+Pb collisions at the LHC for jet transverse momenta p_T > 45 GeV in different collision centrality bins using an underlying event subtraction procedure that accounts for elliptic flow. The variation of the jet yield with Delta phi was characterized by the parameter, v_2^jet, and the ratio of out-of-plane (Delta phi ~ pi/2) to in-plane (Delta phi ~ 0) yields. Non-zero v_2^jet values were measured in all centrality bins for p_T < 160 GeV. The jet yields are observed to vary by as much as 20% between in-plane and out-of-plane directions.

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jet v2 vs jet pT for 5 to 10% centrality

jet v2 vs jet pT for 10 to 20% centrality

jet v2 vs jet pT for 20 to 30% centrality

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