Evidence of Wγγ Production in pp Collisions at s=8  TeV and Limits on Anomalous Quartic Gauge Couplings with the ATLAS Detector

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abbott, Brad ; Abdallah, Jalal ; et al.
Phys.Rev.Lett. 115 (2015) 031802, 2015.
Inspire Record 1351760 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.45260

This Letter reports evidence of triple gauge boson production pp→W(ℓν)γγ+X, which is accessible for the first time with the 8 TeV LHC data set. The fiducial cross section for this process is measured in a data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 20.3  fb-1, collected by the ATLAS detector in 2012. Events are selected using the W boson decay to eν or μν as well as requiring two isolated photons. The measured cross section is used to set limits on anomalous quartic gauge couplings in the high diphoton mass region.

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The measured inclusive ($N_{jet}\geq$ 0) fiducial cross section in the e$\nu\gamma\gamma$, $\mu\nu\gamma\gamma$ channels together with the combined $\ell\nu\gamma\gamma$ cross section. The first uncertainty shown is the statistical uncertainty on the measurement, the second one is the total systematic uncertainty (excluding the term coming from the luminosity), the third one is the systematic uncertainty coming from the luminosity. A parton to particle correction factors of 0.99 is applied to the MCFM prediction.

The measured exclusive ($N_{jet}$ = 0) fiducial cross section in the e$\nu\gamma\gamma$, $\mu\nu\gamma\gamma$ channels together with the combined $\ell\nu\gamma\gamma$ cross section. The first uncertainty shown is the statistical uncertainty on the measurement, the second one is the total systematic uncertainty (excluding the term coming from the luminosity), the third one is the systematic uncertainty coming from the luminosity. A parton to particle correction factor of 0.87 is applied to the MCFM prediction.

Observed and expected 95\% CL limits obtained for the $f_{\mathrm{T0}}/\Lambda^4$, $f_{\mathrm{M2}}/\Lambda^4$ and $f_{\mathrm{M3}}/\Lambda^4$ aQGC parameters for the combination of the two channels. The values of $n = 0,\,1,\,2$ are the exponential choices of the form factor, $\Lambda_{\rm{FF}}$ is fixed to $600$ GeV for $f_{\mathrm{T0}}/\Lambda^4$ and to $500$ GeV for the other parameters. The $n=0$ choice produces the limits without the form factor applied.


Measurement of the transverse momentum distribution of Z/γ⁎ bosons in proton–proton collisions at $\sqrt{s}$=7 TeV with the ATLAS detector

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abbott, Brad ; Abdallah, Jalal ; et al.
Phys.Lett. B705 (2011) 415-434, 2011.
Inspire Record 917931 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.57718
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The measured normalized differential fiducial cross sections for the E+ E- decay channel for the three different treatments of QED final state radiation.

The measured normalized differential fiducial cross sections for the MU+ MU- decay channel for the three different treatments of QED final state radiation.

The combined measured normalized differential fiducial and acceptance corrected cross sections for the combined E+ E- and MU+ MU- decay channels. The second DSYS error for the corrected cross section is the uncertainty on the acceptance correction.


Search for New Physics in the Dijet Mass Distribution using 1 fb$^{-1}$ of $pp$ Collision Data at $\sqrt{s}=$7 TeV collected by the ATLAS Detector

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abbott, Brad ; Abdallah, Jalal ; et al.
Phys.Lett. B708 (2012) 37-54, 2012.
Inspire Record 925933 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.57981

Invariant mass distributions of jet pairs (dijets) produced in LHC proton-proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy sqrt(s)=7 TeV have been studied using a data set corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 1.0 fb^-1 recorded in 2011 by ATLAS. Dijet masses up to ~4 TeV are observed in the data, and no evidence of resonance production over background is found. Limits are set at 95% CL for several new physics hypotheses: excited quarks are excluded for masses below 2.99 TeV, axigluons are excluded for masses below 3.32 TeV, and colour octet scalar resonances are excluded for masses below 1.92 TeV.

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The observed di-jet mass distribution together with the background QCD prediction.


Search for new phenomena in final states with large jet multiplicities and missing transverse momentum using $\sqrt{s}=7$ TeV $pp$ collisions with the ATLAS detector

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abbott, Brad ; Abdallah, Jalal ; et al.
JHEP 1111 (2011) 099, 2011.
Inspire Record 939504 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.58120

Results are presented of a search for any particle(s) decaying to six or more jets in association with missing transverse momentum. The search is performed using 1.34 fb^-1 of sqrt(s)=7 TeV proton-proton collisions recorded by the ATLAS detector during 2011. Data-driven techniques are used to determine the backgrounds in kinematic regions that require at least six, seven or eight jets, well beyond the multiplicities required in previous analyses. No evidence is found for physics beyond the Standard Model. The results are interpreted in the context of a supersymmetry model (MSUGRA/CMSSM) where they extend previous constraints.

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Observed and predicted distributions of the variable ET(C=MISSING)/SQRT(HT) for events with exactly 6 jets each having PT > 55 GeV.

Observed and predicted distributions of the variable ET(C=MISSING)/SQRT(HT) for events with exactly 5 jets each having PT > 80 GeV.

Observed and predicted jet multiplicity distribution for jets with PT > 55 Gev in the ET(C=MISSING)/SQRT(HT) region 1.5-2 GeV.

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Measurement of the isolated di-photon cross-section in $pp$ collisions at $\sqrt{s}=7$ TeV with the ATLAS detector

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abbott, Brad ; Abdallah, Jalal ; et al.
Phys.Rev. D85 (2012) 012003, 2012.
Inspire Record 916832 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.58124

The ATLAS experiment has measured the production cross-section of events with two isolated photons in the final state, in proton-proton collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV. The full data set acquired in 2010 is used, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 37 pb^-1. The background, consisting of hadronic jets and isolated electrons, is estimated with fully data-driven techniques and subtracted. The differential cross-sections, as functions of the di-photon mass, total transverse momentum and azimuthal separation, are presented and compared to the predictions of next-to-leading-order QCD.

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The measured differential cross section as a function of the invariant mass of the di-photon pair.

The measured differential cross section as a function of the transverse momentum of the di-photon pair.

The measured differential cross section as a function of the azimuthal angular separation of the photons in the di-photon pair.


Search for squarks and gluinos using final states with jets and missing transverse momentum with the ATLAS detector in $\sqrt{s}=7$ TeV proton-proton collisions

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abbott, Brad ; Abdallah, Jalal ; et al.
Phys.Lett. B710 (2012) 67-85, 2012.
Inspire Record 930002 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.57987

A search for squarks and gluinos in events containing jets, missing transverse momentum and no electrons or muons is presented. The data were recorded in 2011 by the ATLAS experiment in sqrt(s) = 7 TeV proton-proton collisions at the Large Hadron Collider. No excess above the Standard Model background expectation is observed in 1.04 fb^-1 of data. Gluino and squark masses below 700 GeV and 875 GeV respectively are excluded at the 95% confidence level in simplified models containing only squarks of the first two generations, a gluino octet and a massless neutralino. The exclusion limit increases to 1075 GeV for squarks and gluinos of equal mass. In MSUGRA/CMSSM models with tan(beta)=10, A_0=0 and mu> 0, squarks and gluinos of equal mass are excluded for masses below 950 GeV. These limits extend the region of supersymmetric parameter space excluded by previous measurements.

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The distribution in Meff (scalar sum of the missing transverse momentum and the transverse momenta of the two highest pT jets) for events with at least 2 jets after the application of all selection criteria (other than the Meff cut itself). The table shows the number of observed data points per 100 GeV bin plus the background prediction of the Standard-Model Monte-Carlo and its upper and lower 1-sigma error limits uncertainty band.

The distribution in Meff (scalar sum of the missing transverse momentum and the transverse momenta of the three highest pT jets) for events with at least 3 jets after the application of all selection criteria (other than the Meff cut itself). The table shows the number of observed data points per 100 GeV bin plus the background prediction of the Standard-Model Monte-Carlo and its upper and lower 1-sigma error limits uncertainty band.

The distribution in Meff (scalar sum of the missing transverse momentum and the transverse momenta of the four highest pT jets) for events with at least 4 jets after the application of all selection criteria (other than the Meff cut itself). The table shows the number of observed data points per 100 GeV bin plus the background prediction of the Standard-Model Monte-Carlo and its upper and lower 1-sigma error limits uncertainty band.

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Measurement of the Transverse Momentum Distribution of $W$ Bosons in $pp$ Collisions at $\sqrt{s}=7$ TeV with the ATLAS Detector

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abbott, Brad ; Abdallah, Jalal ; et al.
Phys.Rev. D85 (2012) 012005, 2012.
Inspire Record 925932 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.57986

This paper describes a measurement of the W boson transverse momentum distribution using ATLAS pp collision data from the 2010 run of the LHC at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of about 31 pb^-1. Events from both W -> e nu and W -> mu nu are used, and the transverse momentum of the W candidates is measured through the energy deposition in the calorimeter from the recoil of the W. The resulting distributions are unfolded to obtain the normalized differential cross sections as a function of the W boson transverse momentum. We present results for pTW < 300 GeV in the electron and muon channels as well as for their combination, and compare the combined results to the predictions of perturbative QCD and a selection of event generators.

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The normalized, differential cross secton measured in the W to Electron decay channel for the three different PT definitions, Born, Dressed and Bare.

The normalized, differential cross secton measured in the W to Muon decay channel for the three different PT definitions, Born, Dressed and Bare.

The normalized, differential cross secton from the Muon and Electron decay channel Combined for the Born-level PT definition.


Search for supersymmetry in $pp$ collisions at $\sqrt{s}=7$TeV in final states with missing transverse momentum and $b$-jets

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abbott, Brad ; Abdallah, Jalal ; et al.
Phys.Lett. B701 (2011) 398-416, 2011.
Inspire Record 893493 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.57742

Results are presented of a search for supersymmetric particles in events with large missing transverse momentum and at least one heavy flavour jet candidate in sqrt{s} = 7 TeV proton-proton collisions. In a data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 35 pb-1 recorded by the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider, no significant excess is observed with respect to the prediction for Standard Model processes. For R-parity conserving models in which sbottoms (stops) are the only squarks to appear in the gluino decay cascade, gluino masses below 590 GeV (520 GeV) are excluded at the 95% C.L. The results are also interpreted in an MSUGRA/CMSSM supersymmetry breaking scenario with tan(beta)=40 and in an SO(10) model framework.

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Distribution of the effective mass for data and the SM expectation in the zero-lepton plus 3 jet channel.

Distribution of the missing ET for data and the SM expectation in the zero-lepton plus 3 jet channel.

Distribution of the effective mass for data and the SM expectation in the one-lepton plus 2 jet channel.

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Properties of jets measured from tracks in proton-proton collisions at center-of-mass energy $\sqrt{s}=7$ TeV with the ATLAS detector

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abbott, Brad ; Abdallah, Jalal ; et al.
Phys.Rev. D84 (2011) 054001, 2011.
Inspire Record 919017 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.57743
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Double differential cross sections for charged particle jets as a function of the jet PT in the |rapidity| range 0.0-0.5, shown separately for the two R values. The first (sys) errors is the correlated efficiency uncertainty and the second (sys) error is the correlated vetex splitting uncertainty. The third (sys) error is the quadratic sum of all the uncorrelated systematic uncertainties.

Double differential cross sections for charged particle jets as a function of the jet PT in the |rapidity| range 0.5-1.0, shown separately for the two R values. The first (sys) errors is the correlated efficiency uncertainty and the second (sys) error is the correlated vetex splitting uncertainty. The third (sys) error is the quadratic sum of all the uncorrelated systematic uncertainties.

Double differential cross sections for charged particle jets as a function of the jet PT in the |rapidity| range 1.0-1.5, shown separately for the two R values. The first (sys) errors is the correlated efficiency uncertainty and the second (sys) error is the correlated vetex splitting uncertainty. The third (sys) error is the quadratic sum of all the uncorrelated systematic uncertainties.

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Measurement of the production cross section of an isolated photon associated with jets in proton-proton collisions at $\sqrt{s}=7$ TeV with the ATLAS detector

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abbott, Brad ; Abdallah, Jalal ; et al.
Phys.Rev. D85 (2012) 092014, 2012.
Inspire Record 1093738 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.58652

A measurement of the cross section for the production of an isolated photon in association with jets in proton-proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy $\sqrt{s}$ = 7 TeV is presented. Photons are reconstructed in the pseudorapidity range $|\eta^{\gamma}| \lt 1.37$ and with a transverse energy $E_T^\gamma$ > 25 GeV. Jets are reconstructed in the rapidity range $|y^{jet}|$ < 4.4 and with a transverse momentum $p_T^{jet}$ > 20 GeV. The differential cross section $d\sigma/dE_T^\gamma$ is measured, as a function of the photon transverse energy, for three different rapidity ranges of the leading-$p_T$ jet: $|y^{jet}| < 1.2, 1.2 \le |y^{jet}|$ < 2.8 and 2.8 $\le |y^{jet}|$ < 4.4. For each rapidity configuration the same-sign $(\eta^{\gamma}y^{jet}\ge 0)$ and opposite-sign $(\eta^{\gamma}y^{jet}<0)$ cases are studied separately. The results are based on an integrated luminosity of 37 pb$^{-1}$, collected with the ATLAS detector at the LHC. Next-to-leading order perturbative QCD calculations are found to be in fair agreement with the data, except for $E_T^{\gamma} \lt 45$ GeV, where the theoretical predictions overestimate the measured cross sections.

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The measured cross section as a function of the photon transverse energy, ET, for pT(jet)>20 GeV, |eta(gamma)|<1.37, |y(jet)|<1.2, eta(gamma)*y(jet)>=0.

The measured cross section as a function of the photon transverse energy, ET, for pT(jet)>20 GeV, |eta(gamma)|<1.37, 1.2<=|y(jet)|<2.8, eta(gamma)*y(jet)>=0.

The measured cross section as a function of the photon transverse energy, ET, for pT(jet)>20 GeV, |eta(gamma)|<1.37, 2.8<=|y(jet)|<4.4, eta(gamma)*y(jet)>=0.

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Measurement of the azimuthal ordering of charged hadrons with the ATLAS detector

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abbott, Brad ; Abdallah, Jalal ; et al.
Phys.Rev. D86 (2012) 052005, 2012.
Inspire Record 1091481 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.58477

This paper presents a measurement of the ordering of charged hadrons in the azimuthal angle relative to the beam axis in high-energy proton-proton collisions at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). A spectral analysis of correlations between longitudinal and transverse components of the momentum of the charged hadrons, driven by the search for phenomena related to the structure of the QCD field, is performed. Data were recorded with the ATLAS detector at centre-of-mass energies of sqrt(s) = 900 GeV and sqrt(s) = 7 TeV. The correlations measured in a phase space region dominated by low-pT particles are not well described by conventional models of hadron production. The measured spectra show features consistent with the fragmentation of a QCD string represented by a helix-like ordered gluon chain.

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The corrected data for the power spectra S_E for the three different data samples at a centre-of-mass energy of 7 TeV.

The corrected data for the power spectra S_ETA for the three different data samples at a centre-of-mass energy of 7 TeV.

The corrected data for the power spectra S_E for the three different data samples at a centre-of-mass energy of 900 GeV.

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Measurement of Dijet Azimuthal Decorrelations in $pp$ Collisions at $\sqrt{s}=7$ TeV

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abbott, Brad ; Abdallah, Jalal ; et al.
Phys.Rev.Lett. 106 (2011) 172002, 2011.
Inspire Record 889546 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.58478

Azimuthal decorrelations between the two central jets with the largest transverse momenta are sensitive to the dynamics of events with multiple jets. We present a measurement of the normalized differential cross section based on the full dataset (L=36/pb) acquired by the ATLAS detector during the 2010 sqrt(s)=7 TeV proton-proton run of the LHC. The measured distributions include jets with transverse momenta up to 1.3 TeV, probing perturbative QCD in a high energy regime.

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Distribution for the maxPT jet (P=3) from 110 to 160 GeV.

Distribution for the maxPT jet (P=3) from 160 to 210 GeV.

Distribution for the maxPT jet (P=3) from 210 to 260 GeV.

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Search for gluinos in events with two same-sign leptons, jets and missing transverse momentum with the ATLAS detector in $pp$ collisions at $\sqrt{s}=7$ TeV

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abbott, Brad ; Abdallah, Jalal ; et al.
Phys.Rev.Lett. 108 (2012) 241802, 2012.
Inspire Record 1094860 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.58682

A search is presented for gluinos decaying via the supersymmetric partner of the top quark using events with two same-sign leptons, jets and missing transverse momentum. The analysis is performed with 2.05 fb^-1 of integrated luminosity from pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV collected by the ATLAS detector at the LHC. No excess beyond the Standard Model expectation is observed and exclusion limits are derived for simplified models where the gluino decays via the supersymmetric partner of the top quark and in the MSUGRA/CMSSM framework. In those scenarios, gluino masses below 550 GeV are excluded at 95% CL within the parameter space considered, significantly extending the coverage with respect to existing limits. Depending on the model parameters, gluino masses up to 750 GeV can also be excluded at 95% CL.

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Number of jets with pt>50 GeV for events with 2 SS leptons.

Missing transverse momentum distribution for events with 2 SS leptons and at least 4 jets with pt>50 GeV.

Transverse mass distribution for events with 2 SS leptons and at least 4 jets with pt>50 GeV.

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Rapidity gap cross sections measured with the ATLAS detector in $pp$ collisions at $\sqrt{s}=7$ TeV

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abbott, Brad ; Abdallah, Jalal ; et al.
Eur.Phys.J. C72 (2012) 1926, 2012.
Inspire Record 1084540 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.58497

Pseudorapidity gap distributions in proton-proton collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV are studied using a minimum bias data sample with an integrated luminosity of 7.1 inverse microbarns. Cross sections are measured differentially in terms of Delta eta F, the larger of the pseudorapidity regions extending to the limits of the ATLAS sensitivity, at eta = +/- 4.9, in which no final state particles are produced above a transverse momentum threshold p_T Cut. The measurements span the region 0 < Delta eta F < 8 for 200 < p_T Cut < 800 MeV. At small Delta eta F, the data test the reliability of hadronisation models in describing rapidity and transverse momentum fluctuations in final state particle production. The measurements at larger gap sizes are dominated by contributions from the single diffractive dissociation process (pp -> Xp), enhanced by double dissociation (pp -> XY) where the invariant mass of the lighter of the two dissociation systems satisfies M_Y <~ 7 GeV. The resulting cross section is d sigma / d Delta eta F ~ 1 mb for Delta eta F >~ 3. The large rapidity gap data are used to constrain the value of the pomeron intercept appropriate to triple Regge models of soft diffraction. The cross section integrated over all gap sizes is compared with other LHC inelastic cross section measurements.

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The inelastic cross section differential in the forward rapidity gap size, DELTA(C=RAPGAP) for a maximum observed particle transverse momentum of 200 MeV in the gap.

The inelastic cross section differential in the forward rapidity gap size, DELTA(C=RAPGAP) for a maximum observed particle transverse momentum of 400 MeV in the gap.

The inelastic cross section differential in the forward rapidity gap size, DELTA(C=RAPGAP) for a maximum observed particle transverse momentum of 600 MeV in the gap.

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Search for supersymmetry in events with three leptons and missing transverse momentum in $\sqrt{s}=7$ TeV $pp$ collisions with the ATLAS detector

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abbott, Brad ; Abdallah, Jalal ; et al.
Phys.Rev.Lett. 108 (2012) 261804, 2012.
Inspire Record 1112263 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.58756

A search for the weak production of charginos and neutralinos into final states with three electrons or muons and missing transverse momentum is presented. The analysis uses 2.06 fb^-1 of sqrt(s) = 7 TeV proton-proton collision data delivered by the Large Hadron Collider and recorded with the ATLAS detector. Observations are consistent with standard model expectations in two signal regions that are either depleted or enriched in Z-boson decays. Upper limits at 95% confidence level are set in R-parity conserving phenomenological minimal supersymmetric and simplified models. For the simplified models, degenerate lightest chargino and next-to-lightest neutralino masses up to 300 GeV are excluded for mass differences from the lightest neutralino up to 300 GeV.

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Transverse momentum distribution for the first leading lepton for events in the SR1 signal region for DATA and SM predictions.

Transverse momentum distribution for the first leading lepton for events in the SR2 signal region for DATA and SM predictions.

Transverse momentum distribution for the second leading lepton for events in the SR1 signal region for DATA and SM predictions.

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Search for supersymmetry in final states with jets, missing transverse momentum and one isolated lepton in $\sqrt{s} = 7$ TeV pp collisions using 1 $fb^{-1}$ of ATLAS data

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abbott, Brad ; Abdallah, Jalal ; et al.
Phys.Rev. D85 (2012) 012006, 2012.
Inspire Record 930005 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.58800

We present an update of a search for supersymmetry in final states containing jets, missing transverse momentum, and one isolated electron or muon, using 1.04 fb^-1 of proton-proton collision data at sqrt{s} = 7 TeV recorded by the ATLAS experiment at the LHC in the first half of 2011. The analysis is carried out in four distinct signal regions with either three or four jets and variations on the (missing) transverse momentum cuts, resulting in optimized limits for various supersymmetry models. No excess above the standard model background expectation is observed. Limits are set on the visible cross-section of new physics within the kinematic requirements of the search. The results are interpreted as limits on the parameters of the minimal supergravity framework, limits on cross-sections of simplified models with specific squark and gluino decay modes, and limits on parameters of a model with bilinear R-parity violation.

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Missing transverse energy after requiring one electron with pT>25 GeV, at least three jets with pT>60,25,25 GeV and dphi(jets,Etmiss)>0.2.

Missing transverse energy after requiring one muon with pT>20 GeV, at least three jets with pT>60,25,25 GeV and dphi(jets,Etmiss)>0.2.

Transverse mass after requiring one electron with pT>25 GeV, at least three jets with pT>60,25,25 GeV and dphi(jets,Etmiss)>0.2.

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Measurement of the jet radius and transverse momentum dependence of inclusive jet suppression in lead-lead collisions at $\sqrt{s_{NN}}$= 2.76 TeV with the ATLAS detector

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abbott, Brad ; Abdallah, Jalal ; et al.
Phys.Lett. B719 (2013) 220-241, 2013.
Inspire Record 1126965 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.59270
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Glauber model calculation of the mean numbers of Npart and its associated errors, the mean Ncoll ratios, and Rcoll with fractional errors as a function of the centrality bins.

The Rcp values as a function of jet PT for the four R values, 0.2, 0.3, 0.4 and 0.5 for the collision centrality in the range 0 - 10 %.

The Rcp values as a function of jet PT for the four R values, 0.2, 0.3, 0.4 and 0.5 for the collision centrality in the range 10 - 20 %.

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Search for displaced vertices arising from decays of new heavy particles in 7 TeV pp collisions at ATLAS

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abbott, Brad ; Abdallah, Jalal ; et al.
Phys.Lett. B707 (2012) 478-496, 2012.
Inspire Record 927046 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.58448

We present the results of a search for new, heavy particles that decay at a significant distance from their production point into a final state containing charged hadrons in association with a high-momentum muon. The search is conducted in a pp-collision data sample with a center-of-mass energy of 7 TeV and an integrated luminosity of 33 pb^-1 collected in 2010 by the ATLAS detector operating at the Large Hadron Collider. Production of such particles is expected in various scenarios of physics beyond the standard model. We observe no signal and place limits on the production cross-section of supersymmetric particles in an R-parity-violating scenario as a function of the neutralino lifetime. Limits are presented for different squark and neutralino masses, enabling extension of the limits to a variety of other models.

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Upper limits as 95% CL on the production cross-section times branching fraction vs. the neutralino lifetime times the speed of light for different combinations of squark and neutralino masses.

Efficiency as a function of the radial vertex position for displaced vertices in the signal MC sample MH, with squark mass 700 GeV and neutralino mass 494 GeV, in events that pass the trigger and primary vertex cuts.

Efficiency as a function of the radial vertex position for displaced vertices in the signal MC sample MH, with squark mass 700 GeV and neutralino mass 494 GeV, in events that pass the trigger and primary vertex cuts and also requiring the reconstructed displaced vertex to have at least 4 tracks, an invariant mass > 10 GeV and radial distance from the primary vertex > 4mm.

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Measurement of the inclusive and dijet cross-sections of $b^-$ jets in $pp$ collisions at $\sqrt{s}=7$ TeV with the ATLAS detector

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abbott, Brad ; Abdallah, Jalal ; et al.
Eur.Phys.J. C71 (2011) 1846, 2011.
Inspire Record 930220 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.58001

The inclusive and dijet production cross-sections have been measured for jets containing b-hadrons (b-jets) in proton-proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of sqrt(s) = 7 TeV, using the ATLAS detector at the LHC. The measurements use data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 34 pb^-1. The b-jets are identified using either a lifetime-based method, where secondary decay vertices of b-hadrons in jets are reconstructed using information from the tracking detectors, or a muon-based method where the presence of a muon is used to identify semileptonic decays of b-hadrons inside jets. The inclusive b-jet cross-section is measured as a function of transverse momentum in the range 20 < pT < 400 GeV and rapidity in the range |y| < 2.1. The bbbar-dijet cross-section is measured as a function of the dijet invariant mass in the range 110 < m_jj < 760 GeV, the azimuthal angle difference between the two jets and the angular variable chi in two dijet mass regions. The results are compared with next-to-leading-order QCD predictions. Good agreement is observed between the measured cross-sections and the predictions obtained using POWHEG + Pythia. MC@NLO + Herwig shows good agreement with the measured bbbar-dijet cross-section. However, it does not reproduce the measured inclusive cross-section well, particularly for central b-jets with large transverse momenta.

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Inclusive double differential b-jet cross section as a function of PT for the |rapidity| range 0.0-0.3 from the lifetime-based analysis.

Inclusive double differential b-jet cross section as a function of PT for the |rapidity| range 0.3-0.8 from the lifetime-based analysis.

Inclusive double differential b-jet cross section as a function of PT for the |rapidity| range 0.8-1.2 from the lifetime-based analysis.

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Search for heavy long-lived charged particles with the ATLAS detector in $pp$ collisions at $\sqrt{s}=$ 7 TeV

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abbott, Brad ; Abdallah, Jalal ; et al.
Phys.Lett. B703 (2011) 428-446, 2011.
Inspire Record 914491 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.58002

A search for long-lived charged particles reaching the muon spectrometer is performed using a data sample of 37 pb^-1 from pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV collected by the ATLAS detector at the LHC. No excess is observed above the estimated background. Stable stau's are excluded at 95% CL up to a mass of 136 GeV, in GMSB models with N5 = 3, messenger = 250 TeV, sign(mu) = 1 and tan beta = 5. Electroweak production of sleptons is excluded up to a mass of 110 GeV. Gluino R-hadrons in a generic interaction model are excluded up to masses of 530 GeV to 544 GeV depending on the fraction of R-hadrons produced as gluino-balls

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Distribution of BETA for all candidates in the slepton search. Data are presented for inclusive muon production and for di-muons from Z0 decays together with Monte Carlo predictions of the latter.

Distribution of BETA for all candidates in the R-hadron search. Data are presented for inclusive muon production and for di-muons from Z0 decays together with Monte Carlo predictions of the latter.

Candidate estimated mass distribitions for data, expected background with error and simulated signals for the slepton search.

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Search for Massive Colored Scalars in Four-Jet Final States in $\sqrt{s}=7$ TeV proton-proton collisions with the ATLAS Detector

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abbott, Brad ; Abdallah, Jalal ; et al.
Eur.Phys.J. C71 (2011) 1828, 2011.
Inspire Record 939560 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.58020

A search for pair-produced scalar particles decaying to a four-jet final state is presented. The analysis is performed using an integrated luminosity of 34 pb^-1 recorded by the ATLAS detector in 2010. No deviation from the Standard Model is observed. For a scalar mass of 100 GeV (190 GeV) the limit on the scalar gluon pair production cross section at 95% confidence level is 1 nb (0.28 nb). When these results are interpreted as mass limits, scalar-gluons (hyperpions) with masses of 100 to 185 GeV (100 to 155 GeV) are excluded at 95% confidence level with the exception of a mass window of width about 5 GeV (15 GeV) around 140 GeV.

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The distributions of the momentum of the 4th jet.

The di-jet delta(R) distribution for the sgluon candidate with the highest PT jet after applying the PT cut of 55 GeV and pairing the four leading jets into 2 sgluon candidates.

The distribution in relative mass difference of the two sgluon candidates after application of the PT and di-jet delta(R) cuts.

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Measurement of the pseudorapidity and transverse momentum dependence of the elliptic flow of charged particles in lead-lead collisions at $\sqrt{s_{NN}}=2.76$ TeV with the ATLAS detector

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abbott, Brad ; Abdallah, Jalal ; et al.
Phys.Lett. B707 (2012) 330-348, 2012.
Inspire Record 925720 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.58021

This paper describes the measurement of elliptic flow of charged particles in lead-lead collisions at sqrt(s_NN) = 2.76 TeV using the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). The results are based on an integrated luminosity of approximately 7 ub^-1. Elliptic flow is measured over a wide region in pseudorapidity, |eta| < 2.5, and over a broad range in transverse momentum, 0.5 < p_T < 20 GeV. The elliptic flow parameter v_2 is obtained by correlating individual tracks with the event plane measured using energy deposited in the forward calorimeters. As a function of transverse momentum, v_2(p_T) reaches a maximum at p_T of about 3 GeV, then decreases and becomes weakly dependent on p_T above 7 - 8 GeV. Over the measured pseudorapidity region, v_2 is found to be approximately independent of |eta| for all collision centralities and particle transverse momenta, something not observed in lower energy collisions. The results are discussed in the context of previous measurements at lower collision energies, as well as recent results from the LHC.

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v2(pT) for centrality interval 0-10% and |eta| <1.

v2(pT) for centrality interval 10-20% and |eta| <1.

v2(pT) for centrality interval 20-30% and |eta| <1.

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Measurements of the electron and muon inclusive cross-sections in proton-proton collisions at $\sqrt{s}=7$ TeV with the ATLAS detector

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abbott, Brad ; Abdallah, Jalal ; et al.
Phys.Lett. B707 (2012) 438-458, 2012.
Inspire Record 926145 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.58031

This letter presents measurements of the differential cross-sections for inclusive electron and muon production in proton-proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of sqrt(s) = 7 TeV, using data collected by the ATLAS detector at the LHC. The muon cross-section is measured as a function of pT in the range 4 < pT < 100 GeV and within pseudorapidity |eta| < 2.5. In addition the electron and muon cross-sections are measured in the range 7 < pT < 26 GeV and within |eta| <2.0, excluding 1.37<|eta|<1.52. Integrated luminosities of 1.3 pb-1 and 1.4 pb-1 are used for the electron and muon measurements, respectively. After subtraction of the W/Z/gamma* contribution, the differential cross-sections are found to be in good agreement with theoretical predictions for heavy-flavour production obtained from Fixed Order NLO calculations with NLL high-pT resummation, and to be sensitive to the effects of NLL resummation.

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Differential cross section as a function of PT for electron heavy-flavour production in the |pseudorapidity| region < 2.0 (excluding 1.37 to 1.52). The systematic error includes the 3.4% luminosity uncertainty.

Inclusive muon cross section for |eta| < 2.5 and pT > 4 GeV: (stat) statistical error, (sys) systematic error.The first systematic error is the intrinsic error of the measurement, the second the error is due to the luminosity.

Inclusive muon cross section after subtraction of W,Z, Drell-Yan and top background for |eta| < 2.5 and pT > 4 GeV: (stat) statistical error, (sys) systematic error. The first systematic error is the intrinsic error of the measurement, the second the error due to the luminosity, the third is due to the subtraction of the background and is dominated by the error on the W, Z inclusive cross sections.

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Search for a heavy neutral particle decaying into an electron and a muon using 1 fb$^{-1}$ of ATLAS data

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abbott, Brad ; Abdallah, Jalal ; et al.
Eur.Phys.J. C71 (2011) 1809, 2011.
Inspire Record 927405 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.58152

A search is presented for a high mass neutral particle that decays directly to the emu final state. The data sample was recorded by the ATLAS detector in sqrt(s) = 7 TeV pp collisions at the LHC from March to June 2011 and corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 1.07 fb^-1. The data are found to be consistent with the Standard Model background. The high emu mass region is used to set 95% confidence level upper limits on the production of two possible new physics processes: tau sneutrinos in an R-parity violating supersymmetric model and Z'-like vector bosons in a lepton flavor violating model.

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Observed and predicted E-MU invariant mass distributions.

Observed and predicted electron PT distributions.

Observed and predicted muon PT distributions.

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Searches for supersymmetry with the ATLAS detector using final states with two leptons and missing transverse momentum in $\sqrt{s}=7$ TeV proton-proton collisions

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abbott, Brad ; Abdallah, Jalal ; et al.
Phys.Lett. B709 (2012) 137-157, 2012.
Inspire Record 943401 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.58447

Results of three searches are presented for the production of supersymmetric particles decaying into final states with missing transverse momentum and exactly two isolated leptons, e or mu. The analysis uses a data sample collected during the first half of 2011 that corresponds to a total integrated luminosity of 1 fb^-1 of sqrt{s} = 7 TeV proton-proton collisions recorded with the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider. Opposite-sign and same-sign dilepton events are separately studied, with no deviations from the Standard Model expectation observed. Additionally, in opposite- sign events, a search is made for an excess of same-flavour over different-flavour lepton pairs. Effective production cross sections in excess of 9.9 fb for opposite-sign events containing supersymmetric particles with missing transverse momentum greater than 250 GeV are excluded at 95% CL. For same-sign events containing supersymmetric particles with missing transverse momentum greater than 100 GeV, effective production cross sections in excess of 14.8 fb are excluded at 95% CL. The latter limit is interpreted in a simplified weak gaugino production model excluding chargino masses up to 200 GeV.

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The dilepton invariant mass distribution for same-sign dileptons.

The missing-mass ET distribution for same-sign dilepton events before any jet requirement.

The missing-mass ET distribution for same-sign dilepton events after requiring two high-pt jets.

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