Measurement of the Drell--Yan triple-differential cross section in $pp$ collisions at $\sqrt{s} = 8$ TeV

The ATLAS collaboration Aaboud, Morad ; Aad, Georges ; Abbott, Brad ; et al.
No Journal Information, 2017.
Inspire Record 1630886 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.77492

This paper presents a measurement of the triple-differential cross section for the Drell--Yan process $Z/\gamma^*\rightarrow \ell^+\ell^-$ where $\ell$ is an electron or a muon. The measurement is performed for invariant masses of the lepton pairs, $m_{\ell\ell}$, between $46$ and $200$ GeV using a sample of $20.2$ fb$^{-1}$ of $pp$ collisions data at a centre-of-mass energy of $\sqrt{s}=8$ TeV collected by the ATLAS detector at the LHC in 2012. The data are presented in bins of invariant mass, absolute dilepton rapidity, $|y_{\ell\ell}|$, and the angular variable $\cos\theta^{*}$ between the outgoing lepton and the incoming quark in the Collins--Soper frame. The measurements are performed in the range $|y_{\ell\ell}|<2.4$ in the muon channel, and extended to $|y_{\ell\ell}|<3.6$ in the electron channel. The cross sections are used to determine the $Z$ boson forward-backward asymmetry as a function of $|y_{\ell\ell}|$ and $m_{\ell\ell}$. The measurements achieve high-precision, below the percent level in the pole region, excluding the uncertainty in the integrated luminosity, and are in agreement with predictions. These precision data are sensitive to the parton distribution functions and the effective weak mixing angle.

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Detailed breakdown of systematic uncertainties for the measurement in the central rapidity muon channel. Common systematic uncertainty on the luminosity measurment of 1.8% is not included. Correlated systematic uncertainties with the suffix :A should be treated as additive and with the suffix :M should be treated as multiplicative. The source 'sys,uncor' represents bin-to-bin uncorrelated systematic uncertainty. The cross sections are given at the Born QED level. 'C Dressed' represents the multiplicative correction factor to translate the cross sections to the dressed level with the cone radius of 0.1: SigmaDressed = C Dressed * SigmaBorn.

Detailed breakdown of systematic uncertainties for the measurement in the central rapidity electron channel. Common systematic uncertainty on the luminosity measurment of 1.8% is not included. Correlated systematic uncertainties with the suffix :A should be treated as additive and with the suffix :M should be treated as multiplicative. The source 'sys,uncor' represents bin-to-bin uncorrelated systematic uncertainty. The cross sections are given at the Born QED level. 'C Dressed' represents the multiplicative correction factor to translate the cross sections to the dressed level with the cone radius of 0.1: SigmaDressed = C Dressed * SigmaBorn.

Detailed breakdown of systematic uncertainties for the measurement in the forward rapidity electron channel. Common systematic uncertainty on the luminosity measurment of 1.8% is not included. Correlated systematic uncertainties with the suffix :A should be treated as additive and with the suffix :M should be treated as multiplicative. The source 'sys,uncor' represents bin-to-bin uncorrelated systematic uncertainty. The cross sections are given at the Born QED level. 'C Dressed' represents the multiplicative correction factor to translate the cross sections to the dressed level with the cone radius of 0.1: SigmaDressed = C Dressed * SigmaBorn.

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Measurement of $WW/WZ \to \ell \nu q q^{\prime}$ production with the hadronically decaying boson reconstructed as one or two jets in $pp$ collisions at $\sqrt{s}=8$ TeV with ATLAS, and constraints on anomalous gauge couplings

The ATLAS collaboration Aaboud, Morad ; Aad, Georges ; Abbott, Brad ; et al.
No Journal Information, 2017.
Inspire Record 1602949 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.78399

This paper presents a study of the production of $WW$ or $WZ$ boson pairs, with one $W$ boson decaying to $e\nu$ or $\mu\nu$ and one $W$ or $Z$ boson decaying hadronically. The analysis uses 20.2 fb$^{-1}$ of $\sqrt{s}=8$ TeV $pp$ collision data, collected by the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider. Cross-sections for $WW/WZ$ production are measured in high-$p_{T}$ fiducial regions defined close to the experimental event selection. The cross-section is measured for the case where the hadronically decaying boson is reconstructed as two resolved jets, and the case where it is reconstructed as a single jet. The transverse momentum distribution of the hadronically decaying boson is used to search for new physics. Observations are consistent with the Standard Model predictions, and $95\%$ confidence intervals are calculated for parameters describing anomalous triple gauge-boson couplings.

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Measured fiducial cross section in the WV->lvjj and WV->lvJ channels. Refer to the paper for details of applied event selection.

Correction factors D for WV->lvjj and WV->lvJ channels. D = fWW * CWW + (1-fWW) * CWZ. fWW is the predicted ratio of the WW fiducial cross section to the WW+WZ fiducial cross section: fWW = SIG_theo_WW * AWW / (SIG_theo_WW*AWW + SIG_theo_WZ*AWZ).

The expected and observed 95% confidence intervals for the anomalous coupling parameters defined in the EFT frame work. WV->lvjj channel.

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Studies of $Z\gamma$ production in association with a high-mass dijet system in $pp$ collisions at $\sqrt{s}$ = 8 TeV with the ATLAS detector

The ATLAS collaboration Aaboud, Morad ; Aad, Georges ; Abbott, Brad ; et al.
No Journal Information, 2017.
Inspire Record 1598259 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.77542

The production of a $Z$ boson and a photon in association with a high-mass dijet system is studied using 20.2fb$^{-1}$ of proton-proton collision data at a centre-of-mass energy of $\sqrt{s}$ = 8 TeV recorded with the ATLAS detector in 2012 at the Large Hadron Collider. Final states with a photon and a Z boson decaying into a pair of either electrons, muons, or neutrinos are analysed. Electroweak and total $pp \to Z\gamma j j$ cross-sections are extracted in two fiducial regions with different sensitivities to electroweak production processes. Quartic couplings of vector bosons are studied in regions of phase space with an enhanced contribution from pure electroweak production, sensitive to vector-boson scattering processes $VV \to Z\gamma$. No deviations from Standard Model predictions are observed and constraints are placed on anomalous couplings parameterized by higher-dimensional operators using effective field theory.

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The measured fiducial sections of Zyjj in the charged-leptonic channel. In the measured cross-sections, the first uncertainty is the statistical uncertainty, and the second one is the combined systematic uncertainty.

95% confidence level cross-section upper limits on the $Z\gamma jj$ processes in both charged-leptonic and neutrino channels. The reconstruction efficiencies are provided as C-factors.

95% confidence level interval (expected and observed) on aQGC parameters (VBFNLO formalism) provided for different values of unitarity scale (Form Factor).


Measurement of the $W^+W^-$ production cross section in $pp$ collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of $\sqrt{s}$ = 13 TeV with the ATLAS experiment

The ATLAS collaboration Aaboud, Morad ; Aad, Georges ; Abbott, Brad ; et al.
Phys.Lett. B773 (2017) 354-374, 2017.
Inspire Record 1513473 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.79847

The production of opposite-charge W -boson pairs in proton–proton collisions at s=13 TeV is measured using data corresponding to 3.16 fb −1 of integrated luminosity collected by the ATLAS detector at the CERN Large Hadron Collider in 2015. Candidate W -boson pairs are selected by identifying their leptonic decays into an electron, a muon and neutrinos. Events with reconstructed jets are not included in the candidate event sample. The cross-section measurement is performed in a fiducial phase space close to the experimental acceptance and is compared to theoretical predictions. Agreement is found between the measurement and the most accurate calculations available.

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The measured fiducial cross section P P --> WW --> $e^\pm \mu^\mp$.

Detailed breakdown of the systematic uncertainties in the fiducial cross-section measurement as a result of the simultaneous fit to signal and control regions. Summarised in Table 4 of the paper.

Systematic uncertainty correlation matrix for the fiducial cross section.

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Measurements of top-quark pair to $Z$-boson cross-section ratios at $\sqrt s = 13, 8, 7$TeV with the ATLAS detector

The ATLAS collaboration Aaboud, Morad ; Aad, Georges ; Abbott, Brad ; et al.
No Journal Information, 2016.
Inspire Record 1502921 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.75536

Ratios of top-quark pair to $Z$-boson cross sections measured from proton--proton collisions at the LHC centre-of-mass energies of $\sqrt s=13$TeV, 8TeV, and 7TeV are presented by the ATLAS Collaboration. Single ratios, at a given $\sqrt s$ for the two processes and at different $\sqrt s$ for each process, as well as double ratios of the two processes at different $\sqrt s$, are evaluated. The ratios are constructed using previously published ATLAS measurements of the $t\overline{t}$ and $Z$-boson production cross sections, corrected to a common phase space where required, and a new analysis of $Z \rightarrow \ell^+ \ell^-$ where $\ell=e,\mu$ at $\sqrt s=13$TeV performed with data collected in 2015 with an integrated luminosity of $3.2$fb$^{-1}$. Correlations of systematic uncertainties are taken into account when evaluating the uncertainties in the ratios. The correlation model is also used to evaluate the combined cross section of the $Z\rightarrow e^+e^-$ and the $Z\rightarrow \mu^+ \mu^-$ channels for each $\sqrt s$ value. The results are compared to calculations performed at next-to-next-to-leading-order accuracy using recent sets of parton distribution functions. The data demonstrate significant power to constrain the gluon distribution function for the Bjorken-$x$ values near 0.1 and the light-quark sea for $x<0.02$.

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Measured fiducial cross section times leptonic branching ratio for Z/gamma* production in the Z/gamma* -> e+e- final state at 13TeV.

Measured fiducial cross section times leptonic branching ratio for Z/gamma* production in the Z/gamma* -> mu+ mu- final state at 13TeV.

Breakdown of systematic uncertainties in percent for the measured fiducial cross section times leptonic branching ratio for Z/gamma* production in the Z/gamma* -> e+e- final state at 13TeV.

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Measurement of the prompt $J/\psi$ pair production cross-section in $pp$ collisions at $\sqrt{s} = 8$ TeV with the ATLAS detector

The ATLAS collaboration Aaboud, Morad ; Aad, Georges ; Abbott, Brad ; et al.
No Journal Information, 2016.
Inspire Record 1502618 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.76840

The production of two prompt $J/\psi$ mesons, each with transverse momenta $p_{\mathrm{T}}>8.5$ GeV and rapidity $|y| < 2.1$, is studied using a sample of proton-proton collisions at $\sqrt{s} = 8$ TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 11.4 fb$^{-1}$ collected in 2012 with the ATLAS detector at the LHC. The differential cross-section, assuming unpolarised $J/\psi$ production, is measured as a function of the transverse momentum of the lower-$p_{\mathrm{T}}$ $J/\psi$ meson, di-$J/\psi$ $p_{\mathrm{T}}$ and mass, the difference in rapidity between the two $J/\psi$ mesons, and the azimuthal angle between the two $J/\psi$ mesons. The fraction of prompt pair events due to double parton scattering is determined by studying kinematic correlations between the two $J/\psi$ mesons. The total and double parton scattering cross-sections are compared with predictions. The effective cross-section of double parton scattering is measured to be $\sigma_{\mathrm{eff}} = 6.3 \pm 1.6 \mathrm{(stat)} \pm 1.0 \mathrm{(syst)} \pm 0.1 \mathrm{(BF)} \pm 0.1 \mathrm{(lumi)}$ mb.

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The cross-section in bins of the sub-leading $J/\psi$ transverse momentum in the central rapidity region, assuming unpolarised $J/\psi$ mesons and excluding the $J/\psi$ spin-alignment systematic uncertainty. The branching fraction and luminosity uncertainties are not included in the systematic uncertainty as they are constant at 1.1$\%$ and 1.9$\%$ respectively.

The cross-section in bins of the sub-leading $J/\psi$ transverse momentum in the forward rapidity region, assuming unpolarised $J/\psi$ mesons and excluding the $J/\psi$ spin-alignment systematic uncertainty. The branching fraction and luminosity uncertainties are not included in the systematic uncertainty as they are constant at 1.1$\%$ and 1.9$\%$ respectively.

The cross-section in bins of the di-$J/\psi$ transverse momentum in the central rapidity region, assuming unpolarised $J/\psi$ mesons and excluding the $J/\psi$ spin-alignment systematic uncertainty. The branching fraction and luminosity uncertainties are not included in the systematic uncertainty as they are constant at 1.1$\%$ and 1.9$\%$ respectively.

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High-$E_{\rm T}$ isolated-photon plus jets production in $pp$ collisions at $\sqrt s=$ 8 TeV with the ATLAS detector

The ATLAS collaboration Aaboud, Morad ; Aad, Georges ; Abbott, Brad ; et al.
Nucl.Phys. B918 (2017) 257-316, 2017.
Inspire Record 1499475 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.79948

The dynamics of isolated-photon plus one-, two- and three-jet production in pp collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 8 TeV are studied with the ATLAS detector at the LHC using a data set with an integrated luminosity of 20.2 fb−1 . Measurements of isolated-photon plus jets cross sections are presented as functions of the photon and jet transverse momenta. The cross sections as functions of the azimuthal angle between the photon and the jets, the azimuthal angle between the jets, the photon–jet invariant mass and the scattering angle in the photon–jet centre-of-mass system are presented. The pattern of QCD radiation around the photon and the leading jet is investigated by measuring jet production in an annular region centred on each object; enhancements are observed around the leading jet with respect to the photon in the directions towards the beams. The experimental measurements are compared to several different theoretical calculations, and overall a good description of the data is found.

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Measured cross sections for isolated-photon plus 1jet production as a function of $E_{\rm T}^{\gamma}$.

Measured cross sections for isolated-photon plus 1jet production as a function of $p_{\rm T}^{\rm jet1}$.

Measured cross sections for isolated-photon plus 1jet production as a function of $m^{\gamma-\rm jet1}$.

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Measurements of $\psi(2S)$ and $X(3872) \to J/\psi\pi^+\pi^-$ production in $pp$ collisions at $\sqrt{s} = 8$ TeV with the ATLAS detector

The ATLAS collaboration Aaboud, Morad ; Aad, Georges ; Abbott, Brad ; et al.
JHEP 1701 (2017) 117, 2017.
Inspire Record 1495026 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.76839

Differential cross sections are presented for the prompt and non-prompt production of the hidden-charm states $X(3872)$ and $\psi(2S)$, in the decay mode $J/\psi \pi^+\pi^-$, measured using 11.4 fb$^{-1}$ of $pp$ collisions at $\sqrt{s} = 8$ TeV by the ATLAS detector at the LHC. The ratio of cross-sections $X(3872)/\psi(2S)$ is also given, separately for prompt and non-prompt components, as well as the non-prompt fractions of $X(3872)$ and $\psi(2S)$. Assuming independent single effective lifetimes for non-prompt $X(3872)$ and $\psi(2S)$ production gives $R_B = \frac{\mathcal{B}(B \rightarrow X(3872)\textrm{ + any}) \mathcal{B}(X(3872 \rightarrow J/\psi\pi^+\pi^-)}{\mathcal{B}(B \rightarrow \psi(2S)\textrm{ + any}) \mathcal{B}(\psi(2S) \rightarrow J/\psi\pi^+\pi^-)} = (3.95 \pm 0.32 \mathrm{(stat)} \pm 0.08\mathrm{(sys)}) \times 10^{-2}$, while separating short- and long-lived contributions, assuming that the short-lived component is due to $B_c$ decays, gives $R_B = (3.57 \pm 0.33\mathrm{(stat)} \pm 0.11\mathrm{(sys)}) \times 10^{-2}$, with the fraction of non-prompt $X(3872)$ produced via $B_c$ decays for $p_\mathrm{T}(X(3872)) > 10$ GeV being $(25 \pm 13\mathrm{(stat)} \pm 2\mathrm{(sys)} \pm 5\mathrm{(spin)})\%$. The distributions of the dipion invariant mass in the $X(3872)$ and $\psi(2S)$ decays are also measured and compared to theoretical predictions.

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Measured effective pseudo-proper lifetime for non-prompt $\psi(2S)$ production.

Measured effective pseudo-proper lifetime for non-prompt $X(3872)$ production.

Measured non-prompt $X(3872) / \psi(2S)$ production ratio using the single-lifetime fit model.

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Measurement of $W$ boson angular distributions in events with high transverse momentum jets at $\sqrt{s}=$ 8 TeV using the ATLAS detector

The ATLAS collaboration Aaboud, Morad ; Aad, Georges ; Abbott, Brad ; et al.
No Journal Information, 2016.
Inspire Record 1487726 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.74701

The $W$ boson angular distribution in events with high transverse momentum jets is measured using data collected by the ATLAS experiment from proton--proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy $\sqrt{s}=$ 8 TeV at the Large Hadron Collider, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 20.3 fb$^{-1}$. The focus is on the contributions to $W$ + jets processes from real $W$ emission, which is achieved by studying events where a muon is observed close to a high transverse momentum jet. At small angular separations, these contributions are expected to be large. Various theoretical models of this process are compared to the data in terms of the absolute cross-section and the angular distributions of the muon from the leptonic $W$ decay.

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Measured integrated cross-sections as a function of leading jet transverse momentum for the collinear region ($0.2 < \Delta R < 2.4$), the back-to-back region ($\Delta R > 2.4$) and inclusively.

Measured cross-section as a function of angular separation between the muon and the closest jet. Multiplicative correction factors for using prompt muons and prompt dressing photons in the particle-level selection, derived from ALPGEN 2.14 interfaced with PYTHIA 6.426, are also shown.

Breakdown of uncertainties in percent.

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Measurement of $W^+W^-$ production in association with one jet in proton--proton collisions at $\sqrt{s} =8$ TeV with the ATLAS detector

The ATLAS collaboration Aaboud, Morad ; Aad, Georges ; Abbott, Brad ; et al.
Phys.Lett. B763 (2016) 114-133, 2016.
Inspire Record 1480365 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.79950

The production of W boson pairs in association with one jet in pp collisions at s=8 TeV is studied using data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 20.3 fb −1 collected by the ATLAS detector during 2012 at the CERN Large Hadron Collider. The cross section is measured in a fiducial phase-space region defined by the presence of exactly one electron and one muon, missing transverse momentum and exactly one jet with a transverse momentum above 25 GeV and a pseudorapidity of |η|<4.5 . The leptons are required to have opposite electric charge and to pass transverse momentum and pseudorapidity requirements. The fiducial cross section is found to be σWWfid,1-jet=136±6(stat)±14(syst)±3(lumi) fb . In combination with a previous measurement restricted to leptonic final states with no associated jets, the fiducial cross section of WW production with zero or one jet is measured to be σWWfid,≤1-jet=511±9(stat)±26(syst)±10(lumi) fb . The ratio of fiducial cross sections in final states with one and zero jets is determined to be 0.36±0.05 . Finally, a total cross section extrapolated from the fiducial measurement of WW production with zero or one associated jet is reported. The measurements are compared to theoretical predictions and found in good agreement.

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Measured production cross section of WW production in the fiducial region in case one W boson decays into a prompt electron and the other one into a prompt muon. The cross section is defined for direct decays of the W bosons into prompt electrons or muons, intermediate decays into tau leptons are disregarded. The electrons are required to be contained within abs(eta)<2.47 and to lie outside of 1.37 < abs(eta) < 1.53, muons are required to lie within abs(eta)<2.4. The leading and subleading leptons in the events are required to have a transverse momentum above 25 and 20 GeV respectively. The transverse momentum of the vectorial sum of the neutrinos in the event should be larger than 20 GeV (PT(C=SUM(NU))). The transverse momentum of the vectorial sum of the neutrinos is multiplied by the sine of the azimuthal difference between lepton and the vectorial sum of the neutrinos if their azimuthal difference is smaller than PI/2. It is required to be larger than 15 GeV. The invariant mass of the leptons should exceed 10 GeV. Particle-level jets are defined using the anti-kT algorithm with radius of 0.4. Only events with exactly one jet above 25 GeV and within abs(eta)<4.5 are selected. Events containing b-jets with p T > 20 GeV and within |η| < 2.5 are rejected. Both, resonant and non-resonant WW production processes, are included in the cross sections.

Measured production cross section of WW production in the fiducial region in case one W boson decays into a prompt electron and the other one into a prompt muon. The cross section is defined for direct decays of the W bosons into prompt electrons or muons, intermediate decays into tau leptons are disregarded. The electrons are required to be contained within abs(eta)<2.47 and to lie outside of 1.37 < abs(eta) < 1.53, muons are required to lie within abs(eta)<2.4. The leading and subleading leptons in the events are required to have a transverse momentum above 25 and 20 GeV respectively. The transverse momentum of the vectorial sum of the neutrinos in the event should be larger than 20 GeV (PT(C=SUM(NU))). The transverse momentum of the vectorial sum of the neutrinos is multiplied by the sine of the azimuthal difference between lepton and the vectorial sum of the neutrinos if their azimuthal difference is smaller than PI/2. It is required to be larger than 15 GeV. The invariant mass of the leptons should exceed 10 GeV. Particle-level jets are defined using the anti-kT algorithm with radius of 0.4. Only events with zero or exactly one jet above 25 GeV and within abs(eta)<4.5 are selected. Events containing b-jets with p T > 20 GeV and within |η| < 2.5 are rejected. Both, resonant and non-resonant WW production processes, are included in the cross sections.

Measured ratio of the production cross section of WW production with one associated jet to the production cross section of WW production with zero associated jets. The ratio is determined in the in the fiducial region which is defined in case one W boson decays into a prompt electron and the other one into a prompt muon. The cross section is defined for direct decays of the W bosons into prompt electrons or muons, intermediate decays into tau leptons are disregarded. The electrons are required to be contained within abs(eta)<2.47 and to lie outside of 1.37 < abs(eta) < 1.53, muons are required to lie within abs(eta)<2.4. The leading and subleading leptons in the events are required to have a transverse momentum above 25 and 20 GeV respectively. The transverse momentum of the vectorial sum of the neutrinos in the event should be larger than 20 GeV (PT(C=SUM(NU))). The transverse momentum of the vectorial sum of the neutrinos is multiplied by the sine of the azimuthal difference between lepton and the vectorial sum of the neutrinos if their azimuthal difference is smaller than PI/2. It is required to be larger than 15 GeV. The invariant mass of the leptons should exceed 10 GeV. Particle-level jets are defined using the anti-kT algorithm with radius of 0.4. Only events with zero or exactly one jet above 25 GeV and within abs(eta)<4.5 are selected. Events containing b-jets with p T > 20 GeV and within |η| < 2.5 are rejected. Both, resonant and non-resonant WW production processes, are included in the cross sections.

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Measurement of top quark pair differential cross-sections in the dilepton channel in $pp$ collisions at $\sqrt{s}$ = 7 and 8 TeV with ATLAS

The ATLAS collaboration Aaboud, Morad ; Aad, Georges ; Abbott, Brad ; et al.
Phys.Rev. D94 (2016) 092003, 2016.
Inspire Record 1477814 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.75323

Measurements of normalized differential cross sections of top quark pair (tt¯) production are presented as a function of the mass, the transverse momentum and the rapidity of the tt¯ system in proton-proton collisions at center-of-mass energies of s=7 and 8 TeV. The data set corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 4.6  fb-1 at 7 TeV and 20.2  fb-1 at 8 TeV, recorded with the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider. Events with top quark pair signatures are selected in the dilepton final state, requiring exactly two charged leptons and at least two jets with at least one of the jets identified as likely to contain a b hadron. The measured distributions are corrected for detector effects and selection efficiency to cross sections at the parton level. The differential cross sections are compared with different Monte Carlo generators and theoretical calculations of tt¯ production. The results are consistent with the majority of predictions in a wide kinematic range.

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Parton-level normalized $t\bar t$ differential cross-sections for $t\bar t$ system mass $m_{t\bar t}$ at $\sqrt{s}$ = 7 TeV. The cross-sections in the last bins include events (if any) beyond of the bin edges. The uncertainties quoted in the second column represent the statistical and systematic uncertainties added in quadrature.

Parton-level normalized $t\bar t$ differential cross-sections for the $t\bar t$ system transverse momentum $p_{T, t\bar t}$ at $\sqrt{s}$ = 7 TeV. The cross-sections in the last bins include events (if any) beyond of the bin edges. The uncertainties quoted in the second column represent the statistical and systematic uncertainties added in quadrature.

Parton-level normalized $t\bar t$ differential cross-sections for the $t\bar t$ system absolute rapidity $|y_{t\bar t}|$ at $\sqrt{s}$ = 7 TeV. The cross-sections in the last bins include events (if any) beyond of the bin edges. The uncertainties quoted in the second column represent the statistical and systematic uncertainties added in quadrature.

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Measurement of the total cross section from elastic scattering in $pp$ collisions at $\sqrt{s}=8$ TeV with the ATLAS detector

The ATLAS collaboration Aaboud, Morad ; Aad, Georges ; Abbott, Brad ; et al.
Phys.Lett. B761 (2016) 158-178, 2016.
Inspire Record 1477585 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.73997

A measurement of the total $pp$ cross section at the LHC at $\sqrt{s}=8$ TeV is presented. An integrated luminosity of $500$ $\mu$b$^{-1}$ was accumulated in a special run with high-$\beta^{\star}$ beam optics to measure the differential elastic cross section as a function of the Mandelstam momentum transfer variable $t$. The measurement is performed with the ALFA sub-detector of ATLAS. Using a fit to the differential elastic cross section in the $-t$ range from $0.014$ GeV$^2$ to $0.1$ GeV$^2$ to extrapolate $t\rightarrow 0$, the total cross section, $\sigma_{\mathrm{tot}}(pp\rightarrow X)$, is measured via the optical theorem to be: $\sigma_{\mathrm{tot}}(pp\rightarrow X) = {96.07} \; \pm 0.18 \; ({{stat.}}) \pm 0.85 \; ({{exp.}}) \pm 0.31 \; ({extr.}) \; {mb} \;,$ where the first error is statistical, the second accounts for all experimental systematic uncertainties and the last is related to uncertainties in the extrapolation $t\rightarrow 0$. In addition, the slope of the exponential function describing the elastic cross section at small $t$ is determined to be $B = 19.74 \pm 0.05 \; ({{stat.}}) \pm 0.23 \; ({{syst.}}) \; {GeV}^{-2}$.

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The measured total cross section, the first systematic error accounts for all experimental uncertainties and the second error for the extrapolation t-->0.

The nuclear slope of the differential eslastic cross section at small |t|, the first systematic error accounts for all experimental uncertainties and the second error for the extrapolation t-->0.

The total elastic cross section and the observed elastic cross section within the fiducial volume.

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Measurement of exclusive $\gamma\gamma\rightarrow W^+W^-$ production and search for exclusive Higgs boson production in $pp$ collisions at $\sqrt{s} = 8$ TeV using the ATLAS detector

The ATLAS collaboration Aaboud, Morad ; Aad, Georges ; Abbott, Brad ; et al.
Phys.Rev. D94 (2016) 032011, 2016.
Inspire Record 1475477 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.79951

Searches for exclusively produced W boson pairs in the process pp(γγ)→pW+W-p and an exclusively produced Higgs boson in the process pp(gg)→pHp have been performed using e±μ∓ final states. These measurements use 20.2  fb-1 of pp collisions collected by the ATLAS experiment at a center-of-mass energy s=8  TeV at the LHC. Exclusive production of W+W- consistent with the Standard Model prediction is found with 3.0σ significance. The exclusive W+W- production cross section is determined to be σ(γγ→W+W-→e±μ∓X)=6.9±2.2(stat)±1.4(sys)  fb, in agreement with the Standard Model prediction. Limits on anomalous quartic gauge couplings are set at 95% confidence level as -1.7×10-6<a0W/Λ2<1.7×10-6  GeV-2 and -6.4×10-6<aCW/Λ2<6.3×10-6  GeV-2. A 95% confidence-level upper limit on the total production cross section for an exclusive Higgs boson is set to 1.2 pb.

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Observed allowed ranges for 6 dimensional aQGCs, cutoff 500 GeV.

Expected allowed ranges for 6 dimensional aQGCs, no cutoff).

Observed allowed ranges for 8 dimensional aQGCs, cutoff 500).

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Measurement of the angular coefficients in $Z$-boson events using electron and muon pairs from data taken at $\sqrt{s}=8$ TeV with the ATLAS detector

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abbott, Brad ; Abdallah, Jalal ; et al.
JHEP 1608 (2016) 159, 2016.
Inspire Record 1466778 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.76986

The angular distributions of Drell-Yan charged lepton pairs in the vicinity of the Z-boson mass peak probe the underlying QCD dynamics of Z-boson production. This paper presents a measurement of the complete set of angular coefficients A$_{0−7}$ describing these distributions in the Z-boson Collins-Soper frame. The data analysed correspond to 20.3 fb$^{−1}$ of pp collisions at $ \sqrt{s}=8 $ TeV, collected by the ATLAS detector at the CERN LHC. The measurements are compared to the most precise fixed-order calculations currently available $ \left(\mathcal{O}\left({\alpha}_{\mathrm{s}}^2\right)\right) $ and with theoretical predictions embedded in Monte Carlo generators. The measurements are precise enough to probe QCD corrections beyond the formal accuracy of these calculations and to provide discrimination between different parton-shower models. A significant deviation from the $ \left(\mathcal{O}\left({\alpha}_{\mathrm{s}}^2\right)\right) $ predictions is observed for A$_{0}$ − A$_{2}$. Evidence is found for non-zero A$_{5,6,7}$, consistent with expectations.

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A0-A2 for the yZ-integrated measurement (unregularised).

A0 for the yZ-integrated measurement (unregularised).

A1 for the yZ-integrated measurement (unregularised).

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Measurement of the charge asymmetry in highly boosted top-quark pair production in $\sqrt{s} =$ 8 TeV $pp$ collision data collected by the ATLAS experiment

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abbott, Brad ; Abdallah, Jalal ; et al.
Phys.Lett. B756 (2016) 52-71, 2016.
Inspire Record 1410588 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.77021

In the pp→tt¯ process the angular distributions of top and anti-top quarks are expected to present a subtle difference, which could be enhanced by processes not included in the Standard Model. This Letter presents a measurement of the charge asymmetry in events where the top-quark pair is produced with a large invariant mass. The analysis is performed on 20.3 fb −1 of pp collision data at s=8TeV collected by the ATLAS experiment at the LHC, using reconstruction techniques specifically designed for the decay topology of highly boosted top quarks. The charge asymmetry in a fiducial region with large invariant mass of the top-quark pair ( mtt¯>0.75 TeV ) and an absolute rapidity difference of the top and anti-top quark candidates within −2<|yt|−|yt¯|<2 is measured to be 4.2±3.2% , in agreement with the Standard Model prediction at next-to-leading order. A differential measurement in three tt¯ mass bins is also presented.

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The measured charge asymmetry after the unfolding to parton level in four intervals of the invariant mass of the $t\bar{t}$ system. The phase space is limited to $|(\Delta |y|)|<$ 2. The uncertainties correspond to the sum in quadrature of statistical and systematic uncertainties (for the data) or to the theory uncertainty (for the SM prediction).


Summary of results for cross-section of prompt $J/\psi$ decaying to a muon pair for 7 TeV data in nb/GeV. Uncertainties are statistical and systematic, respectively.

Summary of results for cross-section of prompt $J/\psi$ decaying to a muon pair for 8 TeV data in nb/GeV. Uncertainties are statistical and systematic, respectively.

Summary of results for cross-section of non-prompt $J/\psi$ decaying to a muon pair for 7 TeV data in nb/GeV. Uncertainties are statistical and systematic, respectively.

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Search for the electroweak production of supersymmetric particles in $\sqrt{s}$=8 TeV $pp$ collisions with the ATLAS detector

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abbott, Brad ; Abdallah, Jalal ; et al.
Phys.Rev. D93 (2016) 052002, 2016.
Inspire Record 1394670 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.69537
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The missing transverse momentum ETmiss in the multi-jet validation region VR1 for the two-tau MVA analysis.

The effective mass meff in the multi-jet validation region VR2 for the two-tau MVA analysis.

The stransverse mass mT2 in the W+jets validation region VR1 for the two-tau MVA analysis.

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

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abbott, Brad ; Abdallah, Jalal ; et al.
Eur.Phys.J. C76 (2016) 81, 2016.
Inspire Record 1393662 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.69768
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Distribution of $m_{\rm T}^{\rm sum}(\tau_{\mathrm{had}},\tau_{\mathrm{had}})$ for the events passing all the hadron-hadron signal region requirements, except that on the variable itself. The SM background process have been normalised using a fit to the data observed in CRs.

Distribution of $m_{{\rm T}2}(\tau_{\mathrm{had}},\tau_{\mathrm{had}})$ for the events passing all the hadron-hadron signal region requirements, except that on the variable itself. The SM background process have been normalised using a fit to the data observed in CRs.

Distribution of $m_{{\rm T}2}(b \ell, b \tau_{\mathrm{had}})$ for events passing all the lepton-hadron LM signal region requirements, except that on the variable itself. The SM background process have been normalised using a fit to the data observed in CRs.

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Search for pair production of a new heavy quark that decays into a $W$ boson and a light quark in $pp$ collisions at $\sqrt{s} = 8$ TeV with the ATLAS detector

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abbott, Brad ; Abdallah, Jalal ; et al.
Phys.Rev. D92 (2015) 112007, 2015.
Inspire Record 1393281 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.71069

A search is presented for pair production of a new heavy quark (Q) that decays into a W boson and a light quark (q) in the final state where one W boson decays leptonically (to an electron or muon plus a neutrino) and the other W boson decays hadronically. The analysis is performed using an integrated luminosity of 20.3  fb-1 of pp collisions at s=8  TeV collected by the ATLAS detector at the LHC. No evidence of QQ¯ production is observed. New chiral quarks with masses below 690 GeV are excluded at 95% confidence level, assuming BR(Q→Wq)=1. Results are also interpreted in the context of vectorlike quark models, resulting in the limits on the mass of a vectorlike quark in the two-dimensional plane of BR(Q→Wq) versus BR(Q→Hq).

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The expected and observed 95% CL upper limits on the cross section as a function of $m_Q$ when setting BR$(Q\to Wq) = 1$, which would be the case for a new chiral quark. Also shown are the $\pm 1\sigma$ and $\pm 2\sigma$ intervals on the distribution of expected results for the chiral model if no signal exists.

The upper and lower bounds on the range of heavy quark masses expected and observed to be excluded at 95% CL, as a function of the branching ratio of the heavy quark to $Wq$ versus $Hq$, with the branching ratio to $Zq$ fixed by the requirement BR$(Q\!\to\!Zq) = 1 - \text{BR}(Q\!\to\!Wq) - \text{BR}(Q\!\to\!Hq)$.


Measurement of the charge asymmetry in top-quark pair production in the lepton-plus-jets final state in pp collision data at $\sqrt{s}=8\,\mathrm TeV{}$ with the ATLAS detector

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abbott, Brad ; Abdallah, Jalal ; et al.
Eur.Phys.J. C76 (2016) 87, 2016.
Inspire Record 1392455 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.75528

This paper reports inclusive and differential measurements of the $t\bar{t}$ charge asymmetry $A_{\text {C}}$ in $20.3~{\mathrm{fb}^{-1}}$ of $\sqrt{s} = 8~\mathrm TeV{}$ $pp$ collisions recorded by the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. Three differential measurements are performed as a function of the invariant mass, transverse momentum and longitudinal boost of the $t\bar{t}$ system. The $t\bar{t}$ pairs are selected in the single-lepton channels (e or $\mu $ ) with at least four jets, and a likelihood fit is used to reconstruct the $t\bar{t}$ event kinematics. A Bayesian unfolding procedure is performed to infer the asymmetry at parton level from the observed data distribution. The inclusive $t\bar{t}$ charge asymmetry is measured to be $A_{\text {C}}{} = 0.009 \pm 0.005$ (stat. $+$ syst.). The inclusive and differential measurements are compatible with the values predicted by the Standard Model.

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The inclusive $t\bar{t}$ production charge asymmetry, $A_C$, with statistical and systematic uncertainties combined.

Measured charge asymmetry, $A_C$, values for the electron and muon channels combined after unfolding as a function of the $t\bar{t}$ invariant mass, $m_{t\bar{t}}$. The quoted uncertainties include statistical and systematic components after the marginalisation.

Measured charge asymmetry, $A_C$, values for the electron and muon channels combined after unfolding as a function of the $t\bar{t}$ velocity along the z-axis, $\beta_{z,t\bar{t}}$. The quoted uncertainties include statistical and systematic components after the marginalisation.

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Search for photonic signatures of gauge-mediated supersymmetry in 8 TeV pp collisions with the ATLAS detector

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abbott, Brad ; Abdallah, Jalal ; et al.
Phys.Rev. D92 (2015) 072001, 2015.
Inspire Record 1383883 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.69300
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Observed and expected exclusion limits in the gluino-bino mass plane, using the $\rm{SR}^{\gamma\gamma}_{S-H}$ analysis for $m_{\tilde{\chi}_1^0}\geq 800 {\rm GeV}$ and $\rm{SR}^{\gamma\gamma}_{S-L}$ analyses for $m_{\tilde{\chi}_1^0} < 800 {\rm GeV}$.

Observed and expected exclusion limits in the wino-bino mass plane, using the $\rm{SR}^{\gamma\gamma}_{W-H}$ analysis for $m_{\tilde{\chi}_1^0}\geq 350 {\rm GeV}$ and $\rm{SR}^{\gamma\gamma}_{W-L}$ analyses for $m_{\tilde{\chi}_1^0} < 350 {\rm GeV}$.

Observed exclusion limits in the gluino-neutralino mass plane, for the higgsino-bino GGM model with $\mu < 0$, using the merged $\rm{SR}^{\gamma b}_{L}$ and $\rm{SR}^{\gamma b}_{H}$ analyses.

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Summary of the searches for squarks and gluinos using $ \sqrt{s}=8 $ TeV pp collisions with the ATLAS experiment at the LHC

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abbott, Brad ; Abdallah, Jalal ; et al.
JHEP 1510 (2015) 054, 2015.
Inspire Record 1383884 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.69241
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Acceptance for the loose channel of the Razor analysis for the direct squark-squark model.

Acceptance times efficiency for the loose channel of the Razor analysis for the direct squark-squark model.

Acceptance for the tight channel of the Razor analysis for the direct squark-squark model.

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ATLAS Run 1 searches for direct pair production of third-generation squarks at the Large Hadron Collider

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abbott, Brad ; Abdallah, Jalal ; et al.
Eur.Phys.J. C75 (2015) 510, 2015.
Inspire Record 1380183 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.69366
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Summary of the ATLAS Run 1 searches for direct stop pair production in models where no supersymmetric particle other than the $\tilde t_1$ and the $\tilde \chi_1^0$ is involved in the $\tilde t_1$ decay. Lines for $\Delta m(\tilde t_1, \chi_1^0 ) > m_{t}$ - t0L/t1L combined observed limit hepdata.cedar.ac.uk/view/ins1380183/d63 - t0L/t1L combined expected limit hepdata.cedar.ac.uk/view/ins1380183/d64 - t2L observed limit hepdata.cedar.ac.uk/view/ins1286444/d19 - t2L expected limit hepdata.cedar.ac.uk/view/ins1286444/d20 - SC observed limit $m_t< m_{\tilde t_1} < 198$ GeV - SC expected limit $m_t< m_{\tilde t_1} < 184$ GeV Lines for $m_b + m_W < \Delta m(\tilde t_1, \chi_1^0 ) < m_{t}$ - t1L observed limit hepdata.cedar.ac.uk/view/ins1304456/d22 - t1L expected limit hepdata.cedar.ac.uk/view/ins1304456/d23 - t2L observed limit hepdata.cedar.ac.uk/view/ins1286444/d22 - t2L expected limit hepdata.cedar.ac.uk/view/ins1286444/d23 - WW observed limit hepdata.cedar.ac.uk/view/ins1380183/d47 - WW expected limit hepdata.cedar.ac.uk/view/ins1380183/d48 Lines for $0 < \Delta m(\tilde t_1, \chi_1^0 ) < m_b + m_W $ - tc observed limit hepdata.cedar.ac.uk/view/ins1304459 (root macro) - tc expected limit hepdata.cedar.ac.uk/view/ins1304459 (root macro) - t1L observed limit hepdata.cedar.ac.uk/view/ins1304456/d22 - t1L expected limit hepdata.cedar.ac.uk/view/ins1304456/d23 - WW observed limit hepdata.cedar.ac.uk/view/ins1380183/d47 - WW expected limit hepdata.cedar.ac.uk/view/ins1380183/d48.

Upper limits on the stop pair production cross sections for different values of the branching ratios for the decays $\tilde{t}_1 \rightarrow c\tilde{\chi}_1^0$ and $\tilde{t}_1 \rightarrow ff'b\tilde{\chi}_1^0$, where BR$(\tilde{t}_1 \rightarrow c\tilde{\chi}_1^0)$ + BR$(\tilde{t}_1 \rightarrow ff'b\tilde{\chi}_1^0)$ = 1. Signal points with $\Delta m (\tilde{t}_1, \tilde{\chi}_1^0)$ of 10 GeV are shown. The limits quoted are taken from the best performing, based on expected exclusion CLs, signal regions from the tc-M, tc-C, t1L-bCa_low and WW analyses at each mass point. - Theoretical cross section from twiki.cern.ch/twiki/bin/view/LHCPhysics/SUSYCrossSections8TeVstopsbottom.

Upper limits on the stop pair production cross sections for different values of the branching ratios for the decays $\tilde{t}_1 \rightarrow c\tilde{\chi}_1^0$ and $\tilde{t}_1 \rightarrow ff'b\tilde{\chi}_1^0$, where BR$(\tilde{t}_1 \rightarrow c\tilde{\chi}_1^0)$ + BR$(\tilde{t}_1 \rightarrow ff'b\tilde{\chi}_1^0)$ = 1. Signal points with $\Delta m (\tilde{t}_1, \tilde{\chi}_1^0)$ of 80 GeV are shown. The limits quoted are taken from the best performing, based on expected exclusion CLs, signal regions from the tc-M, tc-C, t1L-bCa_low and WW analyses at each mass point. - Theoretical cross section from twiki.cern.ch/twiki/bin/view/LHCPhysics/SUSYCrossSections8TeVstopsbottom.

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Search for metastable heavy charged particles with large ionisation energy loss in pp collisions at $\sqrt{s} = 8$  TeV using the ATLAS experiment

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abbott, Brad ; Abdallah, Jalal ; et al.
Eur.Phys.J. C75 (2015) 407, 2015.
Inspire Record 1376482 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.68640
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Ratio of the reconstructed mass, computed as the most probable value of a fit to a Landau distribution convolved with a Gaussian, to the generated mass, as a function of the generated mass for stable gluino R-hadrons, along with the half-width at half maximum of the reconstructed mass distribution normalised to the generated mass.

Efficiency for the calorimetric MET>80 GeV trigger as a function of the stable R-hadron mass.

Efficiency for the calorimetric MET>80 GeV trigger as a function of the metastable R-hadron mass. The R-hadron decays to g/qq plus neutralino of mass 100 GeV with a lifetime of 1 ns.

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Search for heavy lepton resonances decaying to a $Z$ boson and a lepton in $pp$ collisions at $\sqrt{s}=8$ TeV with the ATLAS detector

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abbott, Brad ; Abdallah, Jalal ; et al.
JHEP 1509 (2015) 108, 2015.
Inspire Record 1374493 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.69501

A search for heavy leptons decaying to a Z boson and an electron or a muon is presented. The search is based on pp collision data taken at $ \sqrt{s}=8 $ TeV by the ATLAS experiment at the CERN Large Hadron Collider, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 20.3 fb$^{−1}$. Three high-transverse-momentum electrons or muons are selected, with two of them required to be consistent with originating from a Z boson decay. No significant excess above Standard Model background predictions is observed, and 95% confidence level limits on the production cross section of high-mass trilepton resonances are derived. The results are interpreted in the context of vector-like lepton and type-III seesaw models. For the vector-like lepton model, most heavy lepton mass values in the range 114–176 GeV are excluded. For the type-III seesaw model, most mass values in the range 100–468 GeV are excluded.

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The $\delta m=m_{3\ell}-m_{ell^+\ell^-}$ distributions for the $4\ell$ category and $Z+e$ flavor channel.

The $\delta m=m_{3\ell}-m_{ell^+\ell^-}$ distributions for the $4\ell$ category and $Z+\mu$ flavor channel.

The $\delta m=m_{3\ell}-m_{ell^+\ell^-}$ distributions for the $3\ell+jj$ category and $Z+e$ flavor channel.