Search for pair production of third-generation leptoquarks decaying into a bottom quark and a $\tau$-lepton with the ATLAS detector

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abbott, Braden Keim ; Abeling, Kira ; et al.
Eur.Phys.J.C 83 (2023) 1075, 2023.
Inspire Record 2637935 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.145072

A search for pair-produced scalar or vector leptoquarks decaying into a $b$-quark and a $\tau$-lepton is presented using the full LHC Run 2 (2015-2018) data sample of 139 fb$^{-1}$ collected with the ATLAS detector in proton-proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of $\sqrt{s} =13$ TeV. Events in which at least one $\tau$-lepton decays hadronically are considered, and multivariate discriminants are used to extract the signals. No significant deviations from the Standard Model expectation are observed and 95% confidence-level upper limits on the production cross-section are derived as a function of leptoquark mass and branching ratio $B$ into a $\tau$-lepton and $b$-quark. For scalar leptoquarks, masses below 1460 GeV are excluded assuming $B=100$%, while for vector leptoquarks the corresponding limit is 1650 GeV (1910 GeV) in the minimal-coupling (Yang-Mills) scenario.

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Acceptance $\times$ efficiency for the $\tau_\text{lep}\tau_\text{had}$ signal region assuming $\beta$ = 0.5 as a function of m$_\text{LQ}$.

Acceptance $\times$ efficiency for the $\tau_\text{had}\tau_\text{had}$ signal region assuming $\beta$ = 0.5 as a function of m$_\text{LQ}$.

The observed and expected 95% CL upper limits on the scalar LQ pair production cross-sections assuming B = 1 as a function of m$_\text{LQ}$.

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Search for a light charged Higgs boson in $t \rightarrow H^{\pm}b$ decays, with $H^{\pm} \rightarrow cb$, in the lepton+jets final state in proton-proton collisions at $\sqrt{s}=13$ TeV with the ATLAS detector

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abbott, Braden Keim ; Abbott, D.C. ; et al.
JHEP 09 (2023) 004, 2023.
Inspire Record 2635801 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.135457

A search for a charged Higgs boson, $H^{\pm}$, produced in top-quark decays, $t \rightarrow H^{\pm}b$, is presented. The search targets $H^{\pm}$ decays into a bottom and a charm quark, $H^{\pm} \rightarrow cb$. The analysis focuses on a selection enriched in top-quark pair production, where one top quark decays into a leptonically decaying $W$ boson and a bottom quark, and the other top quark decays into a charged Higgs boson and a bottom quark. This topology leads to a lepton-plus-jets final state, characterised by an isolated electron or muon and at least four jets. The search exploits the high multiplicity of jets containing $b$-hadrons, and deploys a neural network classifier that uses the kinematic differences between the signal and the background. The search uses a dataset of proton-proton collisions collected at a centre-of-mass energy $\sqrt{s}=13$ TeV between 2015 and 2018 with the ATLAS detector at CERN's Large Hadron Collider, amounting to an integrated luminosity of 139 fb$^{-1}$. Observed (expected) 95% confidence-level upper limits between 0.15% (0.09%) and 0.42% (0.25%) are derived for the product of branching fractions $\mathscr{B}(t\rightarrow H^{\pm}b) \times \mathscr{B}(H^{\pm}\rightarrow cb)$ for charged Higgs boson masses between 60 and 160 GeV, assuming the SM production of the top-quark pairs.

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The observed 95% CL upper limits on $\mathscr{B}=\mathscr{B}(t\rightarrow H^{\pm}b) \times \mathscr{B}(H^{\pm}\rightarrow cb)$ as a function of $m_{H^{\pm}}$ and the expectation (dashed) under the background-only hypothesis. The inner green and outer yellow shaded bands show the $\pm 1\sigma$ and $\pm 2\sigma$ uncertainties of the expected limits. The exclusion limits are presented for $m_{H^{\pm}}$ between 60 and 160 GeV with 10 GeV $m_{H^{\pm}}$ spacing and linear interpolation between adjacent mass points. Superimposed on the upper limits, the predictions from the 3HDM are shown, corresponding to three benchmark values for the parameters $X$, $Y$, and $Z$

Pre-fit event yields in each of the nine analysis regions. The $H^{\pm}$ signal yields for $m_{H^{\pm}}=130$ GeV and $m_{H^{\pm}}=70$ GeV are normalised to $\mathscr{B}_{\mathrm{ref}}=1\%$. The quoted uncertainties are the sum in quadrature of statistical and systematic uncertainties of the yields, computed taking into account correlations among processes resulting from the data-based $t\bar{t}$ correction procedure.

Post-fit yields in each of the nine analysis regions considered. The total prediction is shown after the fit to data under the signal-plus-background hypothesis assuming $H^{\pm}$ signal with $m_{H^{\pm}}=130$ GeV. The predicted yileds for the $H^{\pm}$ signal with $m_{H^{\pm}}=70$ GeV are also shown for reference. The best fit-values of $\mathscr{B}$ for $H^{\pm}$ signal with $m_{H^{\pm}}=130$ GeV and $m_{H^{\pm}}=70$ GeV are 0.16% and 0.07% respectively. The quoted uncertainties are the sum in quadrature of statistical and systematic uncertainties of the yields, computed taking into account correlations among nuisance parameters and among processes.

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Precision measurement of the matrix elements for $\eta\to\pi^+\pi^-\pi^0$ and $\eta\to\pi^0\pi^0\pi^0$ decays

The BESIII collaboration Ablikim, M. ; Achasov, M.N. ; Adlarson, P. ; et al.
Phys.Rev.D 107 (2023) 092007, 2023.
Inspire Record 2633025 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.141285

A precision measurement of the matrix elements for $\eta\to\pi^+\pi^-\pi^0$ and $\eta\to\pi^0\pi^0\pi^0$ decays is performed using a sample of $(10087\pm44)\times10^6$$J/\psi$ decays collected with the BESIII detector. The decay $J/\psi \to \gamma \eta$ is used to select clean samples of 631,686 $\eta\to\pi^+\pi^-\pi^0$ decays and 272,322 $\eta\to\pi^0\pi^0\pi^0$ decays. The matrix elements for both channels are in reasonable agreement with previous measurements. The non-zero $gX^2Y$ term for the decay mode $\eta\to\pi^+\pi^-\pi^0$ is confirmed, as reported by the KLOE Collaboration, while the other higher-order terms are found to be insignificant. Dalitz plot asymmetries in the $\eta\to\pi^+\pi^-\pi^0$ decay are also explored and are found to be consistent with charge conjugation invariance. In addition, a cusp effect is investigated in the $\eta\to\pi^0\pi^0\pi^0$ decay, and no obvious structure around the $\pi^+\pi^-$ mass threshold is observed.

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The acceptance corrected $\eta\to\pi^+\pi^-\pi^0$ data from 10 billion $J/\psi$ events collected at BESIII and the corresponding statistical uncertainties in the Dalitz plot variables $X$ and $Y$. The data are divided into $20\times20$ bins in $X$ and $Y$, and only the bins with non-zero event are listed in the table. The first two columns in the table are the center values of $X$ and $Y$, respectively. The last column is the acceptance corrected data and the corresponding statistical uncertainties.

The acceptance corrected $\eta\to\pi^0\pi^0\pi^0$ data from 10 billion $J/\psi$ events collected at BESIII and the corresponding statistical uncertainties in the Dalitz plot variables $X$ and $Y$. The data are divided into $20\times20$ bins in $X$ and $Y$, and only the bins with non-zero event are listed in the table. The first two columns in the table are the center values of $X$ and $Y$, respectively. The last column is the acceptance corrected data and the corresponding statistical uncertainties.


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Searches for lepton-flavour-violating decays of the Higgs boson into $e\tau$ and $\mu\tau$ in $\sqrt{s}=13$ TeV $pp$ collisions with the ATLAS detector

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abbott, Braden Keim ; Abbott, D.C. ; et al.
JHEP 07 (2023) 166, 2023.
Inspire Record 2631088 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.135719

This paper presents direct searches for lepton flavour violation in Higgs boson decays, $H\rightarrow e\tau$ and $H\rightarrow\mu\tau$, performed using data collected with the ATLAS detector at the LHC. The searches are based on a data sample of proton-proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy $\sqrt{s} = 13$ TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 138 fb$^{-1}$. Leptonic ($\tau \rightarrow \ell \nu_\ell \nu_\tau$) and hadronic ($\tau \rightarrow $ hadrons $ \nu_\tau$) decays of the $\tau$-lepton are considered. Two background estimation techniques are employed: the MC-template method, based on data-corrected simulation samples, and the Symmetry method, based on exploiting the symmetry between electrons and muons in the Standard Model backgrounds. No significant excess of events is observed and the results are interpreted as upper limits on lepton-flavour-violating branching ratios of the Higgs boson. The observed (expected) upper limits set on the branching ratios at 95% confidence level, $\mathcal{B}(H\rightarrow e\tau)<0.20\%$ (0.12%) and $\mathcal{B}(H\rightarrow \mu\tau)<0.18\%$ (0.09%), are obtained with the MC-template method from a simultaneous measurement of potential $H \rightarrow e\tau$ and $H \rightarrow\mu\tau$ signals. The best-fit branching ratio difference, $\mathcal{B}(H\rightarrow \mu\tau)- \mathcal{B}(H\rightarrow e\tau)$, measured with the Symmetry method in the channel where the $\tau$-lepton decays to leptons, is (0.25 $\pm$ 0.10)%, compatible with a value of zero within 2.5$\sigma$.

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Fit results of the simultaneous measurements of the $H\to e\tau$ and $H\to \mu\tau$ signals (2POI) showing upper limits at 95% C.L. on the LFV branching ratios of the Higgs boson $H\to e\tau$. The results from standalone channel/categories fits are compared with the results of the combined fit.

Fit results of the simultaneous measurements of the $H\to e\tau$ and $H\to \mu\tau$ signals (2POI) showing upper limits at 95% C.L. on the LFV branching ratios of the Higgs boson $H\to e\tau$. The results from standalone channel/categories fits are compared with the results of the combined fit.

Fit results of the simultaneous measurements of the $H\to e\tau$ and $H\to \mu\tau$ signals (2POI) showing best-fit values of the LFV branching ratios of the Higgs boson $\hat{B}$($H\to e\tau$). The results from standalone channel/categories fits are compared with the results of the combined fit.

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Measurements of the suppression and correlations of dijets in Xe+Xe collisions at $\sqrt{s_{NN}}$ = 5.44 TeV

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, G. ; Abbott, B. ; Abeling, K. ; et al.
Phys.Rev.C 108 (2023) 024906, 2023.
Inspire Record 2630510 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.139684

Measurements of the suppression and correlations of dijets is performed using 3 $\mu$b$^{-1}$ of Xe+Xe data at $\sqrt{s_{\mathrm{NN}}} = 5.44$ TeV collected with the ATLAS detector at the LHC. Dijets with jets reconstructed using the $R=0.4$ anti-$k_t$ algorithm are measured differentially in jet $p_{\text{T}}$ over the range of 32 GeV to 398 GeV and the centrality of the collisions. Significant dijet momentum imbalance is found in the most central Xe+Xe collisions, which decreases in more peripheral collisions. Results from the measurement of per-pair normalized and absolutely normalized dijet $p_{\text{T}}$ balance are compared with previous Pb+Pb measurements at $\sqrt{s_{\mathrm{NN}}} =5.02$ TeV. The differences between the dijet suppression in Xe+Xe and Pb+Pb are further quantified by the ratio of pair nuclear-modification factors. The results are found to be consistent with those measured in Pb+Pb data when compared in classes of the same event activity and when taking into account the difference between the center-of-mass energies of the initial parton scattering process in Xe+Xe and Pb+Pb collisions. These results should provide input for a better understanding of the role of energy density, system size, path length, and fluctuations in the parton energy loss.

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The centrality intervals in Xe+Xe collisions and their corresponding TAA with absolute uncertainties.

The centrality intervals in Xe+Xe and Pb+Pb collisions for matching SUM ET FCAL intervals and respective TAA values for Xe+Xe collisions.

The performance of the jet energy scale (JES) for jets with $|y| < 2.1$ evaluated as a function of pT_truth in different centrality bins. Simulated hard scatter events were overlaid onto events from a dedicated sample of minimum-bias Xe+Xe data.

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Observation of single-top-quark production in association with a photon using the ATLAS detector

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abbott, Braden Keim ; Abbott, D.C. ; et al.
Phys.Rev.Lett. 131 (2023) 181901, 2023.
Inspire Record 2628980 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.134244

This Letter reports the observation of single top quarks produced together with a photon, which directly probes the electroweak coupling of the top quark. The analysis uses 139 fb$^{-1}$ of 13 TeV proton-proton collision data collected with the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider. Requiring a photon with transverse momentum larger than 20 GeV and within the detector acceptance, the fiducial cross section is measured to be 688 $\pm$ 23 (stat.) $^{+75}_{-71}$ (syst.) fb, to be compared with the standard model prediction of 515 $^{+36}_{-42}$ fb at next-to-leading order in QCD.

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This table shows the values for $\sigma_{tq\gamma}\times\mathcal{B}(t\rightarrow l\nu b)$ and $\sigma_{tq\gamma}\times\mathcal{B}(t\rightarrow l\nu b)+\sigma_{t(\rightarrow l\nu b\gamma)q}$ obtained by a profile-likelihood fit in the fiducial parton-level phase space (defined in Table 1) and particle-level phase space (defined in Table 2), respectively.

Distribution of the reconstructed top-quark mass in the $W\gamma\,$CR before the profile-likelihood fit. The "Total" column corresponds to the sum of the expected contributions from the signal and background processes. The uncertainty represents the sum of statistical and systematic uncertainties in the signal and background predictions. The first and last bins include the underflow and overflow, respectively.

Distribution of the NN output in the 0fj$\,$SR in data and the expected contribution of the signal and background processes after the profile-likelihood fit. The "Total" column corresponds to the sum of the expected contributions from the signal and background processes. The uncertainty represents the sum of statistical and systematic uncertainties in the signal and background predictions considering the correlations of the uncertainties as obtained by the fit.

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Inclusive-photon production and its dependence on photon isolation in $pp$ collisions at $\sqrt s=13$ TeV using 139 fb$^{-1}$ of ATLAS data

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abbott, Braden Keim ; Abeling, Kira ; et al.
JHEP 07 (2023) 086, 2023.
Inspire Record 2628741 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.134100

Measurements of differential cross sections are presented for inclusive isolated-photon production in $pp$ collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 13 TeV provided by the LHC and using 139 fb$^{-1}$ of data recorded by the ATLAS experiment. The cross sections are measured as functions of the photon transverse energy in different regions of photon pseudorapidity. The photons are required to be isolated by means of a fixed-cone method with two different cone radii. The dependence of the inclusive-photon production on the photon isolation is investigated by measuring the fiducial cross sections as functions of the isolation-cone radius and the ratios of the differential cross sections with different radii in different regions of photon pseudorapidity. The results presented in this paper constitute an improvement with respect to those published by ATLAS earlier: the measurements are provided for different isolation radii and with a more granular segmentation in photon pseudorapidity that can be exploited in improving the determination of the proton parton distribution functions. These improvements provide a more in-depth test of the theoretical predictions. Next-to-leading-order QCD predictions from JETPHOX and SHERPA and next-to-next-to-leading-order QCD predictions from NNLOJET are compared to the measurements, using several parameterisations of the proton parton distribution functions. The measured cross sections are well described by the fixed-order QCD predictions within the experimental and theoretical uncertainties in most of the investigated phase-space region.

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Measured cross sections for inclusive isolated-photon production as a function of $E_{\rm T}^{\gamma}$ for $|\eta^{\gamma}|<0.6$ and photon isolation cone radius $R=0.4$.

Measured cross sections for inclusive isolated-photon production as a function of $E_{\rm T}^{\gamma}$ for $0.6<|\eta^{\gamma}|<0.8$ and photon isolation cone radius $R=0.4$.

Measured cross sections for inclusive isolated-photon production as a function of $E_{\rm T}^{\gamma}$ for $0.8<|\eta^{\gamma}|<1.37$ and photon isolation cone radius $R=0.4$.

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Search for long-lived, massive particles in events with displaced vertices and multiple jets in $pp$ collisions at $\sqrt{s} = 13$ TeV with the ATLAS detector

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abbott, Braden Keim ; Abbott, D.C. ; et al.
JHEP 2306 (2023) 200, 2023.
Inspire Record 2628398 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.137762

A search for long-lived particles decaying into hadrons is presented. The analysis uses 139 fb$^{-1}$ of $pp$ collision data collected at $\sqrt{s} = 13$ TeV by the ATLAS detector at the LHC using events that contain multiple energetic jets and a displaced vertex. The search employs dedicated reconstruction techniques that significantly increase the sensitivity to long-lived particles decaying in the ATLAS inner detector. Background estimates for Standard Model processes and instrumental effects are extracted from data. The observed event yields are compatible with those expected from background processes. The results are used to set limits at 95% confidence level on model-independent cross sections for processes beyond the Standard Model, and on scenarios with pair-production of supersymmetric particles with long-lived electroweakinos that decay via a small $R$-parity-violating coupling. The pair-production of electroweakinos with masses below 1.5 TeV is excluded for mean proper lifetimes in the range from 0.03 ns to 1 ns. When produced in the decay of $m(\tilde{g})=2.4$ TeV gluinos, electroweakinos with $m(\tilde\chi^0_1)=1.5$ TeV are excluded with lifetimes in the range of 0.02 ns to 4 ns.

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<b>Tables of Yields:</b> <a href="?table=validation_regions_yields_highpt_SR">Validation Regions Summary Yields, High-pT jet selections</a> <a href="?table=validation_regions_yields_trackless_SR">Validiation Regions Summary Yields, Trackless jet selections</a> <a href="?table=yields_highpt_SR_observed">Signal region (and sidebands) observed yields, High-pT jet selections</a> <a href="?table=yields_highpt_SR_expected">Signal region (and sidebands) expected yields, High-pT jet selections</a> <a href="?table=yields_trackless_SR_observed">Signal region (and sidebands) observed yields, Trackless jet selections</a> <a href="?table=yields_trackless_SR_expected">Signal region (and sidebands) expected yields, Trackless jet selections</a> <b>Exclusion Contours:</b> <a href="?table=excl_ewk_exp_nominal">EWK RPV signal; expected, nominal</a> <a href="?table=excl_ewk_exp_up">EWK RPV signal; expected, $+1\sigma$</a> <a href="?table=excl_ewk_exp_down">EWK RPV signal; expected, $-1\sigma$</a> <a href="?table=excl_ewk_obs_nominal">EWK RPV signal; observed, nominal</a> <a href="?table=excl_ewk_obs_up">EWK RPV signal; observed, $+1\sigma$</a> <a href="?table=excl_ewk_obs_down">EWK RPV signal; observed, $-1\sigma$</a> <a href="?table=excl_strong_mgluino_2400_GeV_exp_nominal">Strong RPV signal, m($\tilde{g}$)=2.4 TeV; expected, nominal</a> <a href="?table=excl_strong_mgluino_2400_GeV_exp_up">Strong RPV signal, m($\tilde{g}$)=2.4 TeV; expected, $+1\sigma$</a> <a href="?table=excl_strong_mgluino_2400_GeV_exp_down">Strong RPV signal, m($\tilde{g}$)=2.4 TeV; expected, $-1\sigma$</a> <a href="?table=excl_strong_mgluino_2400_GeV_obs_nominal">Strong RPV signal, m($\tilde{g}$)=2.4 TeV; observed, nominal</a> <a href="?table=excl_strong_mgluino_2400_GeV_obs_up">Strong RPV signal, m($\tilde{g}$)=2.4 TeV; observed, $+1\sigma$</a> <a href="?table=excl_strong_mgluino_2400_GeV_obs_down">Strong RPV signal, m($\tilde{g}$)=2.4 TeV; observed, $-1\sigma$</a> <a href="?table=excl_xsec_ewk">EWK RPV signal; cross-section limits for fixed lifetime values.</a> <a href="?table=excl_xsec_strong_mgluino_2400">Strong RPV signal, m($\tilde{g}$)=2.4 TeV; cross-section limits for fixed lifetime values.</a> <a href="?table=excl_strong_mgluino_2000_GeV_exp_nominal">Strong RPV signal, m($\tilde{g}$)=2.0 TeV; expected, nominal</a> <a href="?table=excl_strong_mgluino_2000_GeV_exp_up">Strong RPV signal, m($\tilde{g}$)=2.0 TeV; expected, $+1\sigma$</a> <a href="?table=excl_strong_mgluino_2000_GeV_exp_down">Strong RPV signal, m($\tilde{g}$)=2.0 TeV; expected, $-1\sigma$</a> <a href="?table=excl_strong_mgluino_2000_GeV_obs_nominal">Strong RPV signal, m($\tilde{g}$)=2.0 TeV; observed, nominal</a> <a href="?table=excl_strong_mgluino_2000_GeV_obs_up">Strong RPV signal, m($\tilde{g}$)=2.0 TeV; observed, $+1\sigma$</a> <a href="?table=excl_strong_mgluino_2000_GeV_obs_down">Strong RPV signal, m($\tilde{g}$)=2.0 TeV; observed, $-1\sigma$</a> <a href="?table=excl_strong_mgluino_2200_GeV_exp_nominal">Strong RPV signal, m($\tilde{g}$)=2.2 TeV; expected, nominal</a> <a href="?table=excl_strong_mgluino_2200_GeV_exp_up">Strong RPV signal, m($\tilde{g}$)=2.2 TeV; expected, $+1\sigma$</a> <a href="?table=excl_strong_mgluino_2200_GeV_exp_down">Strong RPV signal, m($\tilde{g}$)=2.2 TeV; expected, $-1\sigma$</a> <a href="?table=excl_strong_mgluino_2200_GeV_obs_nominal">Strong RPV signal, m($\tilde{g}$)=2.2 TeV; observed, nominal</a> <a href="?table=excl_strong_mgluino_2200_GeV_obs_up">Strong RPV signal, m($\tilde{g}$)=2.2 TeV; observed, $+1\sigma$</a> <a href="?table=excl_strong_mgluino_2200_GeV_obs_down">Strong RPV signal, m($\tilde{g}$)=2.2 TeV; observed, $-1\sigma$</a> <a href="?table=excl_strong_mchi0_50_GeV_exp_nominal">Strong RPV signal, m($\tilde{\chi}^{0}$)=0.1 TeV; expected, nominal</a> <a href="?table=excl_strong_mchi0_50_GeV_exp_up">Strong RPV signal, m($\tilde{\chi}^{0}$)=0.1 TeV; expected, $+1\sigma$</a> <a href="?table=excl_strong_mchi0_50_GeV_exp_down">Strong RPV signal, m($\tilde{\chi}^{0}$)=0.1 TeV; expected, $-1\sigma$</a> <a href="?table=excl_strong_mchi0_50_GeV_obs_nominal">Strong RPV signal, m($\tilde{\chi}^{0}$)=0.1 TeV; observed, nominal</a> <a href="?table=excl_strong_mchi0_50_GeV_obs_up">Strong RPV signal, m($\tilde{\chi}^{0}$)=0.1 TeV; observed, $+1\sigma$</a> <a href="?table=excl_strong_mchi0_50_GeV_obs_down">Strong RPV signal, m($\tilde{\chi}^{0}$)=0.1 TeV; observed, $-1\sigma$</a> <a href="?table=excl_strong_mchi0_450_GeV_exp_nominal">Strong RPV signal, m($\tilde{\chi}^{0}$)=0.5 TeV; expected, nominal</a> <a href="?table=excl_strong_mchi0_450_GeV_exp_up">Strong RPV signal, m($\tilde{\chi}^{0}$)=0.5 TeV; expected, $+1\sigma$</a> <a href="?table=excl_strong_mchi0_450_GeV_exp_down">Strong RPV signal, m($\tilde{\chi}^{0}$)=0.5 TeV; expected, $-1\sigma$</a> <a href="?table=excl_strong_mchi0_450_GeV_obs_nominal">Strong RPV signal, m($\tilde{\chi}^{0}$)=0.5 TeV; observed, nominal</a> <a href="?table=excl_strong_mchi0_450_GeV_obs_up">Strong RPV signal, m($\tilde{\chi}^{0}$)=0.5 TeV; observed, $+1\sigma$</a> <a href="?table=excl_strong_mchi0_450_GeV_obs_down">Strong RPV signal, m($\tilde{\chi}^{0}$)=0.5 TeV; observed, $-1\sigma$</a> <a href="?table=excl_strong_tau_0p01_ns_exp_nominal">Strong RPV signal, $\tau$=0.01 ns; expected, nominal</a> <a href="?table=excl_strong_tau_0p01_ns_exp_up">Strong RPV signal, $\tau$=0.01 ns; expected, $+1\sigma$</a> <a href="?table=excl_strong_tau_0p01_ns_exp_down">Strong RPV signal, $\tau$=0.01 ns; expected, $-1\sigma$</a> <a href="?table=excl_strong_tau_0p01_ns_obs_nominal">Strong RPV signal, $\tau$=0.01 ns; observed, nominal</a> <a href="?table=excl_strong_tau_0p01_ns_obs_up">Strong RPV signal, $\tau$=0.01 ns; observed, $+1\sigma$</a> <a href="?table=excl_strong_tau_0p01_ns_obs_down">Strong RPV signal, $\tau$=0.01 ns; observed, $-1\sigma$</a> <a href="?table=excl_strong_tau_0p1_ns_exp_nominal">Strong RPV signal, $\tau$=0.10 ns; expected, nominal</a> <a href="?table=excl_strong_tau_0p1_ns_exp_up">Strong RPV signal, $\tau$=0.10 ns; expected, $+1\sigma$</a> <a href="?table=excl_strong_tau_0p1_ns_exp_down">Strong RPV signal, $\tau$=0.10 ns; expected, $-1\sigma$</a> <a href="?table=excl_strong_tau_0p1_ns_obs_nominal">Strong RPV signal, $\tau$=0.10 ns; observed, nominal</a> <a href="?table=excl_strong_tau_0p1_ns_obs_up">Strong RPV signal, $\tau$=0.10 ns; observed, $+1\sigma$</a> <a href="?table=excl_strong_tau_0p1_ns_obs_down">Strong RPV signal, $\tau$=0.10 ns; observed, $-1\sigma$</a> <a href="?table=excl_strong_tau_1_ns_exp_nominal">Strong RPV signal, $\tau$=1.00 ns; expected, nominal</a> <a href="?table=excl_strong_tau_1_ns_exp_up">Strong RPV signal, $\tau$=1.00 ns; expected, $+1\sigma$</a> <a href="?table=excl_strong_tau_1_ns_exp_down">Strong RPV signal, $\tau$=1.00 ns; expected, $-1\sigma$</a> <a href="?table=excl_strong_tau_1_ns_obs_nominal">Strong RPV signal, $\tau$=1.00 ns; observed, nominal</a> <a href="?table=excl_strong_tau_1_ns_obs_up">Strong RPV signal, $\tau$=1.00 ns; observed, $+1\sigma$</a> <a href="?table=excl_strong_tau_1_ns_obs_down">Strong RPV signal, $\tau$=1.00 ns; observed, $-1\sigma$</a> <a href="?table=excl_strong_tau_10_ns_exp_nominal">Strong RPV signal, $\tau$=10.00 ns; expected, nominal</a> <a href="?table=excl_strong_tau_10_ns_exp_up">Strong RPV signal, $\tau$=10.00 ns; expected, $+1\sigma$</a> <a href="?table=excl_strong_tau_10_ns_exp_down">Strong RPV signal, $\tau$=10.00 ns; expected, $-1\sigma$</a> <a href="?table=excl_strong_tau_10_ns_obs_nominal">Strong RPV signal, $\tau$=10.00 ns; observed, nominal</a> <a href="?table=excl_strong_tau_10_ns_obs_up">Strong RPV signal, $\tau$=10.00 ns; observed, $+1\sigma$</a> <a href="?table=excl_strong_tau_10_ns_obs_down">Strong RPV signal, $\tau$=10.00 ns; observed, $-1\sigma$</a> <a href="?table=excl_xsec_strong_chi0_1250">Strong RPV signal, m($\tilde{\chi}^0_1$)=1.25 TeV; cross-section limits for fixed lifetime values.</a> <br/><b>Reinterpretation Material:</b> See the attached resource (purple button on the left) or directly <a href="https://atlas.web.cern.ch/Atlas/GROUPS/PHYSICS/PAPERS/SUSY-2016-08/hepdata_info.pdf">this link</a> for information about acceptance definition and about how to use the efficiency histograms below. SLHA files are also available in the reource page of this HEPData record. <a href="?table=acceptance_highpt_strong"> Acceptance cutflow, High-pT SR, Strong production.</a> <a href="?table=acceptance_trackless_ewk"> Acceptance cutflow, Trackless SR, EWK production.</a> <a href="?table=acceptance_trackless_ewk_hf"> Acceptance cutflow, Trackless SR, EWK production with heavy-flavor.</a> <a href="?table=acceptance_highpt_ewk_hf"> Acceptance cutflow, Trackless SR, EWK production with heavy-flavor.</a> <a href="?table=event_efficiency_HighPt_R_1150_mm">Reinterpretation Material: Event-level Efficiency for HighPt SR selections, R &lt; 1150 mm</a> <a href="?table=event_efficiency_HighPt_R_1150_3870_mm">Reinterpretation Material: Event-level Efficiency for HighPt SR selections, R [1150, 3870] mm</a> <a href="?table=event_efficiency_HighPt_R_3870_mm">Reinterpretation Material: Event-level Efficiency for HighPt SR selections, R &gt; 3870 mm</a> <a href="?table=event_efficiency_Trackless_R_1150_mm">Reinterpretation Material: Event-level Efficiency for Trackless SR selections, R &lt; 1150 mm</a> <a href="?table=event_efficiency_Trackless_R_1150_3870_mm">Reinterpretation Material: Event-level Efficiency for Trackless SR selections, R [1150, 3870] mm</a> <a href="?table=event_efficiency_Trackless_R_3870_mm">Reinterpretation Material: Event-level Efficiency for Trackless SR selections, R &gt; 3870 mm</a> <a href="?table=vertex_efficiency_R_22_mm">Reinterpretation Material: Vertex-level Efficiency for R &lt; 22 mm</a> <a href="?table=vertex_efficiency_R_22_25_mm">Reinterpretation Material: Vertex-level Efficiency for R [22, 25] mm</a> <a href="?table=vertex_efficiency_R_25_29_mm">Reinterpretation Material: Vertex-level Efficiency for R [25, 29] mm</a> <a href="?table=vertex_efficiency_R_29_38_mm">Reinterpretation Material: Vertex-level Efficiency for R [29, 38] mm</a> <a href="?table=vertex_efficiency_R_38_46_mm">Reinterpretation Material: Vertex-level Efficiency for R [38, 46] mm</a> <a href="?table=vertex_efficiency_R_46_73_mm">Reinterpretation Material: Vertex-level Efficiency for R [46, 73] mm</a> <a href="?table=vertex_efficiency_R_73_84_mm">Reinterpretation Material: Vertex-level Efficiency for R [73, 84] mm</a> <a href="?table=vertex_efficiency_R_84_111_mm">Reinterpretation Material: Vertex-level Efficiency for R [84, 111] mm</a> <a href="?table=vertex_efficiency_R_111_120_mm">Reinterpretation Material: Vertex-level Efficiency for R [111, 120] mm</a> <a href="?table=vertex_efficiency_R_120_145_mm">Reinterpretation Material: Vertex-level Efficiency for R [120, 145] mm</a> <a href="?table=vertex_efficiency_R_145_180_mm">Reinterpretation Material: Vertex-level Efficiency for R [145, 180] mm</a> <a href="?table=vertex_efficiency_R_180_300_mm">Reinterpretation Material: Vertex-level Efficiency for R [180, 300] mm</a> <br/><b>Cutflow Tables:</b> <a href="?table=cutflow_highpt_strong"> Cutflow (Acceptance x Efficiency), High-pT SR, Strong production.</a> <a href="?table=cutflow_trackless_ewk"> Cutflow (Acceptance x Efficiency), Trackless SR, EWK production.</a> <a href="?table=cutflow_trackless_ewk_hf"> Cutflow (Acceptance x Efficiency), Trackless SR, EWK production with heavy-flavor quarks.</a> <a href="?table=cutflow_highpt_ewk_hf"> Cutflow (Acceptance x Efficiency), High-pT SR, EWK production with heavy-flavor quarks.</a>

Validation of background estimate in validation regions for the High-pT jet selections

Validation of background estimate in validation regions for the Trackless jet selections

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Search for flavor-changing neutral-current couplings between the top quark and the $Z$ boson with LHC Run 2 proton-proton collisions at $\sqrt{s} = 13$ TeV with the ATLAS detector

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, G. ; Abbott, B. ; Abbott, D.C. ; et al.
Phys.Rev.D 108 (2023) 032019, 2023.
Inspire Record 2627201 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.145074

A search for flavor-changing neutral-current couplings between a top quark, an up or charm quark and a $Z$ boson is presented, using proton-proton collision data at $\sqrt{s} = 13$ TeV collected by the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider. The analyzed dataset corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 139 fb$^{-1}$. The search targets both single-top-quark events produced as $gq\rightarrow tZ$ (with $q = u, c$) and top-quark-pair events, with one top quark decaying through the $t \rightarrow Zq$ channel. The analysis considers events with three leptons (electrons or muons), a $b$-tagged jet, possible additional jets, and missing transverse momentum. The data are found to be consistent with the background-only hypothesis and 95% confidence-level limits on the $t \rightarrow Zq$ branching ratios are set, assuming only tensor operators of the Standard Model effective field theory framework contribute to the $tZq$ vertices. These are $6.2 \times 10^{-5}$ ($13\times 10^{-5}$) for $t\rightarrow Zu$ ($t\rightarrow Zc$) for a left-handed $tZq$ coupling, and $6.6 \times 10^{-5}$ ($12\times 10^{-5}$) in the case of a right-handed coupling. These results are interpreted as 95% CL upper limits on the strength of corresponding couplings, yielding limits for $|C_{uW}^{(13)*}|$ and $|C_{uB}^{(13)*}|$ ($|C_{uW}^{(31)}|$ and $|C_{uB}^{(31)}|$) of 0.15 (0.16), and limits for $|C_{uW}^{(23)*}|$ and $|C_{uB}^{(23)*}|$ ($|C_{uW}^{(32)}|$ and $|C_{uB}^{(32)}|$) of 0.22 (0.21), assuming a new-physics energy scale $\Lambda_\text{NP}$ of 1 TeV.

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Summary of the signal strength $\mu$ parameters obtained from the fits to extract LH and RH results for the FCNC tZu and tZc couplings. For the reference branching ratio, the most stringent limits are used.

Observed and expected 95% CL limits on the FCNC $t\rightarrow Zq$ branching ratios and the effective coupling strengths for different vertices and couplings (top eight rows). For the latter, the energy scale is assumed to be $\Lambda_{NP}$ = 1 TeV. The bottom rows show, for the case of the FCNC $t\rightarrow Zu$ branching ratio, the observed and expected 95% CL limits when only one of the two SRs, either SR1 or SR2, and all CRs are included in the likelihood.

Comparison between data and background prediction before the fit (Pre-Fit) for the mass of the SM top-quark candidate in SR1. The uncertainty band includes both the statistical and systematic uncertainties in the background prediction. The four FCNC LH signals are also shown separately, normalized to five times the cross-section corresponding to the most stringent observed branching ratio limits. The first (last) bin in all distributions includes the underflow (overflow). The lower panels show the ratios of the data (Data) to the background prediction (Bkg.).

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Determination of the strong coupling constant from transverse energy$-$energy correlations in multijet events at $\sqrt{s} = 13$ TeV with the ATLAS detector

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abbott, Braden Keim ; Abeling, Kira ; et al.
JHEP 07 (2023) 085, 2023.
Inspire Record 2625697 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.135073

Measurements of transverse energy$-$energy correlations and their associated azimuthal asymmetries in multijet events are presented. The analysis is performed using a data sample corresponding to 139 $\mbox{fb\(^{-1}\)}$ of proton$-$proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of $\sqrt{s} = 13$ TeV, collected with the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider. The measurements are presented in bins of the scalar sum of the transverse momenta of the two leading jets and unfolded to particle level. They are then compared to next-to-next-to-leading-order perturbative QCD calculations for the first time, which feature a significant reduction in the theoretical uncertainties estimated using variations of the renormalisation and factorisation scales. The agreement between data and theory is good, thus providing a precision test of QCD at large momentum transfers $Q$. The strong coupling constant $\alpha_s$ is extracted differentially as a function of $Q$, showing a good agreement with the renormalisation group equation and with previous analyses. A simultaneous fit to all transverse energy$-$energy correlation distributions across different kinematic regions yields a value of $\alpha_\mathrm{s}(m_Z) = 0.1175 \pm 0.0006 \mbox{ (exp.)} ^{+0.0034}_{-0.0017} \mbox{ (theo.)}$, while the global fit to the asymmetry distributions yields $\alpha_{\mathrm{s}}(m_Z) = 0.1185 \pm 0.0009 \mbox{ (exp.)} ^{+0.0025}_{-0.0012} \mbox{ (theo.)}$.

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Particle-level TEEC results

Particle-level TEEC results for the first HT2 bin

Particle-level TEEC results for the second HT2 bin

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