Search for pair production of third-generation scalar leptoquarks and top squarks in proton–proton collisions at $\sqrt{s}$=8 TeV

The CMS collaboration Khachatryan, Vardan ; Sirunyan, Albert M ; Tumasyan, Armen ; et al.
Phys.Lett. B739 (2014) 229-249, 2014.
Inspire Record 1309874 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.66933

A search for pair production of third-generation scalar leptoquarks and supersymmetric top quark partners, top squarks, in final states involving tau leptons and bottom quarks is presented. The search uses events from a data sample of proton-proton collisions corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 19.7 inverse femtobarns, collected with the CMS detector at the LHC with sqrt(s) = 8 TeV. The number of observed events is found to be in agreement with the expected standard model background. Third-generation scalar leptoquarks with masses below 740 GeV are excluded at 95% confidence level, assuming a 100% branching fraction for the leptoquark decay to a tau lepton and a bottom quark. In addition, this mass limit applies directly to top squarks decaying via an R-parity violating coupling lambda'[333]. The search also considers a similar signature from top squarks undergoing a chargino-mediated decay involving the R-parity violating coupling lambda'[3jk]. Each top squark decays to a tau lepton, a bottom quark, and two light quarks. Top squarks in this model with masses below 580 GeV are excluded at 95% confidence level. The constraint on the leptoquark mass is the most stringent to date, and this is the first search for top squarks decaying via lambda'[3jk].

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The estimated backgrounds, observed event yields, and expected number of signal events for the leptoquark search. For the simulation-based entries, the statistical and systematic uncertainties are shown separately, in that order.

The estimated backgrounds, observed event yields, and expected number of signal events for the top squark search. For the simulation-based entries, the statistical and systematic uncertainties are shown separately, in that order.

Selection efficiencies in % for the signal in the leptoquark search, estimated from the simulation.

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A search for high-mass resonances decaying to $\tau^{+}\tau^{-}$ in $pp$ collisions at $\sqrt{s}=8$ TeV with the ATLAS detector

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abbott, Brad ; Abdallah, Jalal ; et al.
JHEP 1507 (2015) 157, 2015.
Inspire Record 1346398 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.68362

A search for high-mass resonances decaying into τ$^{+}$ τ$^{−}$ final states using proton-proton collisions at $ \sqrt{s}=8 $ TeV produced by the Large Hadron Collider is presented. The data were recorded with the ATLAS detector and correspond to an integrated luminosity of 19.5–20.3 fb$^{−1}$. No statistically significant excess above the Standard Model expectation is observed, 95% credibility upper limits are set on the cross section times branching fraction of Z′ resonances decaying into τ$^{+}$ τ$^{−}$ pairs as a function of the resonance mass. As a result, Z′ bosons of the Sequential Standard Model with masses less than 2.02 TeV are excluded at 95% credibility. The impact of the fermionic couplings on the Z′ acceptance is investigated and limits are also placed on a Z′ model that exhibits enhanced couplings to third-generation fermions.

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Signal acceptance times efficiency (ACC*EFF) for Z'L, Z'R, Z'narrow and Z'wide divided by ACC*EFF for Z'SSM as a function of the Z' mass, separately for the had-had and lep-had channels.

Ratio of the Z'NU to Z'SSM cross section times tau+tau- branching fraction (SIG*BR) as a function of sin^2phi and the Z' mass.

Ratio of the Z'NU to Z'SSM acceptance times efficiency (ACC*EFF) in the had-had channel as a function of sin^2phi and the Z' mass.

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Search for neutral MSSM Higgs bosons decaying to a pair of tau leptons in pp collisions

The CMS collaboration Khachatryan, Vardan ; Sirunyan, Albert M ; Tumasyan, Armen ; et al.
JHEP 1410 (2014) 160, 2014.
Inspire Record 1310838 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.70761

A search for neutral Higgs bosons in the minimal supersymmetric extension of the standard model (MSSM) decaying to tau-lepton pairs in pp collisions is performed, using events recorded by the CMS experiment at the LHC. The dataset corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 24.6 fb$^{−1}$, with 4.9 fb$^{−1}$ at 7 TeV and 19.7 fb$^{−1}$ at 8 TeV. To enhance the sensitivity to neutral MSSM Higgs bosons, the search includes the case where the Higgs boson is produced in association with a b-quark jet. No excess is observed in the tau-lepton-pair invariant mass spectrum. Exclusion limits are presented in the MSSM parameter space for different benchmark scenarios, m$_{h}^{max}$ , m$_{h}^{mod +}$ , m$_{h}^{mod −}$ , light-stop, light-stau, τ-phobic, and low-m$_{H}$. Upper limits on the cross section times branching fraction for gluon fusion and b-quark associated Higgs boson production are also given.

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likelihood scan of the (gg$\rightarrow\phi\rightarrow\tau\tau$) - (gg$\rightarrow$bb$\phi\rightarrow\tau\tau$) - plane the with 40000 grid points at each hypothetical higgs mass, m$_\phi$, at $\sqrt{s}$ = 8 TeV testing the observation against a background hypothesis not including the Standard Model Higgs boson at 125 GeV.

likelihood scan of the (gg$\rightarrow\phi\rightarrow\tau\tau$) - (gg$\rightarrow$bb$\phi\rightarrow\tau\tau$) - plane the with 40000 grid points at each hypothetical higgs mass, m$_\phi$, at $\sqrt{s}$ = 8 TeV testing the $\textbf{asimov dataset of the sum of all backgrounds not including the Standard Model Higgs boson at 125 GeV against a background hypothesis not including the Standard Model Higgs boson at 125 GeV}.

likelihood scan of the (gg$\rightarrow\phi\rightarrow\tau\tau$) - (gg$\rightarrow$bb$\phi\rightarrow\tau\tau$) - plane the with 40000 grid points at each hypothetical higgs mass, m$_\phi$, at $\sqrt{s}$ = 8 TeV testing the observation against a background hypothesis including the Standard Model Higgs boson at 125 GeV.

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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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Search for charged Higgs bosons decaying via $H^{\pm} \rightarrow \tau^{\pm}\nu$ in fully hadronic final states using $pp$ collision data at $\sqrt{s} = 8$ TeV with the ATLAS detector

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abbott, Brad ; Abdallah, Jalal ; et al.
JHEP 1503 (2015) 088, 2015.
Inspire Record 1335266 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.68153

The results of a search for charged Higgs bosons decaying to a τ lepton and a neutrino, H$^{±}$ → τ$^{±}$ ν, are presented. The analysis is based on 19.5 fb$^{−1}$ of proton-proton collision data at $ \sqrt{s} $ = 8 TeV collected by the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider. Charged Higgs bosons are searched for in events consistent with top-quark pair production or in associated production with a top quark, depending on the considered H$^{±}$ mass. The final state is characterised by the presence of a hadronic τ decay, missing transverse momentum, b-tagged jets, a hadronically decaying W boson, and the absence of any isolated electrons or muons with high transverse momenta. The data are consistent with the expected background from Standard Model processes. A statistical analysis leads to 95% confidence-level upper limits on the product of branching ratios ℬ(t → bH$^{±}$) × ℬ(H$^{±}$ → τ$^{±}$ ν), between 0.23% and 1.3% for charged Higgs boson masses in the range 80-160GeV. It also leads to 95% confidence-level upper limits on the production cross section times branching ratio, σ(pp → tH$^{±}$ + X) × ℬ(H$^{±}$ → τ$^{±}$ ν), between 0.76 pb and 4.5 fb, for charged Higgs boson masses ranging from 180 GeV to 1000 GeV. In the context of different scenarios of the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model, these results exclude nearly all values of tan β above one for charged Higgs boson masses between 80 GeV and 160 GeV, and exclude a region of parameter space with high tan β for H$^{±}$ masses between 200 GeV and 250 GeV.

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The measured B(t->H+)xB(H+->tau+ nu) limit.

The measured P P --> t H+ --> t tau+nu limit.


Simultaneous measurements of the $t\bar{t}$, $W^+W^-$, and $Z/\gamma^{*}\rightarrow\tau\tau$ production cross-sections 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. D91 (2015) 052005, 2015.
Inspire Record 1304455 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.67345

<p>Simultaneous measurements of the <inline-formula><mml:math display="inline"><mml:mi>t</mml:mi><mml:mover accent="true"><mml:mi>t</mml:mi><mml:mo accent="true" stretchy="false">¯</mml:mo></mml:mover></mml:math></inline-formula>, <inline-formula><mml:math display="inline"><mml:msup><mml:mi>W</mml:mi><mml:mo>+</mml:mo></mml:msup><mml:msup><mml:mi>W</mml:mi><mml:mo>-</mml:mo></mml:msup></mml:math></inline-formula>, and <inline-formula><mml:math display="inline"><mml:mi>Z</mml:mi><mml:mo stretchy="false">/</mml:mo><mml:msup><mml:mi>γ</mml:mi><mml:mo>*</mml:mo></mml:msup><mml:mo stretchy="false">→</mml:mo><mml:mi>τ</mml:mi><mml:mi>τ</mml:mi></mml:math></inline-formula> production cross-sections using an integrated luminosity of <inline-formula><mml:math display="inline"><mml:mrow><mml:mn>4.6</mml:mn><mml:mtext> </mml:mtext><mml:mtext> </mml:mtext><mml:msup><mml:mrow><mml:mi>fb</mml:mi></mml:mrow><mml:mrow><mml:mo>-</mml:mo><mml:mn>1</mml:mn></mml:mrow></mml:msup></mml:mrow></mml:math></inline-formula> of <inline-formula><mml:math display="inline"><mml:mi>p</mml:mi><mml:mi>p</mml:mi></mml:math></inline-formula> collisions at <inline-formula><mml:math display="inline"><mml:msqrt><mml:mi>s</mml:mi></mml:msqrt><mml:mo>=</mml:mo><mml:mn>7</mml:mn><mml:mtext> </mml:mtext><mml:mtext> </mml:mtext><mml:mi>TeV</mml:mi></mml:math></inline-formula> collected by the ATLAS detector at the LHC are presented. Events are selected with two high transverse momentum leptons consisting of an oppositely charged electron and muon pair. The three processes are separated using the distributions of the missing transverse momentum of events with zero and greater than zero jet multiplicities. Measurements of the fiducial cross-section are presented along with results that quantify for the first time the underlying correlations in the predicted and measured cross-sections due to proton parton distribution functions. These results indicate that the correlated next-to-leading-order predictions for <inline-formula><mml:math display="inline"><mml:mi>t</mml:mi><mml:mover accent="true"><mml:mi>t</mml:mi><mml:mo accent="true" stretchy="false">¯</mml:mo></mml:mover></mml:math></inline-formula> and <inline-formula><mml:math display="inline"><mml:mi>Z</mml:mi><mml:mo stretchy="false">/</mml:mo><mml:msup><mml:mi>γ</mml:mi><mml:mo>*</mml:mo></mml:msup><mml:mo stretchy="false">→</mml:mo><mml:mi>τ</mml:mi><mml:mi>τ</mml:mi></mml:math></inline-formula> underestimate the data, while those at next-to-next-to-leading-order generally describe the data well. The full cross-sections are measured to be <inline-formula><mml:math display="inline"><mml:mrow><mml:mi>σ</mml:mi><mml:mo stretchy="false">(</mml:mo><mml:mi>t</mml:mi><mml:mover accent="true"><mml:mrow><mml:mi>t</mml:mi></mml:mrow><mml:mrow><mml:mo accent="true" stretchy="false">¯</mml:mo></mml:mrow></mml:mover><mml:mo stretchy="false">)</mml:mo><mml:mo>=</mml:mo><mml:mn>181.2</mml:mn><mml:mo>±</mml:mo><mml:mn>2.</mml:mn><mml:msubsup><mml:mrow><mml:mn>8</mml:mn></mml:mrow><mml:mrow><mml:mo>-</mml:mo><mml:mn>9.5</mml:mn></mml:mrow><mml:mrow><mml:mo>+</mml:mo><mml:mn>9.7</mml:mn></mml:mrow></mml:msubsup><mml:mo>±</mml:mo><mml:mn>3.3</mml:mn><mml:mo>±</mml:mo><mml:mn>3.3</mml:mn><mml:mtext> </mml:mtext><mml:mtext> </mml:mtext><mml:mi>pb</mml:mi></mml:mrow></mml:math></inline-formula>, <inline-formula><mml:math display="inline"><mml:mrow><mml:mi>σ</mml:mi><mml:mo stretchy="false">(</mml:mo><mml:msup><mml:mrow><mml:mi>W</mml:mi></mml:mrow><mml:mrow><mml:mo>+</mml:mo></mml:mrow></mml:msup><mml:msup><mml:mrow><mml:mi>W</mml:mi></mml:mrow><mml:mrow><mml:mo>-</mml:mo></mml:mrow></mml:msup><mml:mo stretchy="false">)</mml:mo><mml:mo>=</mml:mo><mml:mn>53.3</mml:mn><mml:mo>±</mml:mo><mml:mn>2.</mml:mn><mml:msubsup><mml:mrow><mml:mn>7</mml:mn></mml:mrow><mml:mrow><mml:mo>-</mml:mo><mml:mn>8.0</mml:mn></mml:mrow><mml:mrow><mml:mo>+</mml:mo><mml:mn>7.3</mml:mn></mml:mrow></mml:msubsup><mml:mo>±</mml:mo><mml:mn>1.0</mml:mn><mml:mo>±</mml:mo><mml:mn>0.5</mml:mn><mml:mtext> </mml:mtext><mml:mtext> </mml:mtext><mml:mi>pb</mml:mi></mml:mrow></mml:math></inline-formula>, and <inline-formula><mml:math display="inline"><mml:mrow><mml:mi>σ</mml:mi><mml:mo stretchy="false">(</mml:mo><mml:mi>Z</mml:mi><mml:mo stretchy="false">/</mml:mo><mml:msup><mml:mrow><mml:mi>γ</mml:mi></mml:mrow><mml:mrow><mml:mo>*</mml:mo></mml:mrow></mml:msup><mml:mo stretchy="false">→</mml:mo><mml:mi>τ</mml:mi><mml:mi>τ</mml:mi><mml:mo stretchy="false">)</mml:mo><mml:mo>=</mml:mo><mml:mn>1174</mml:mn><mml:mo>±</mml:mo><mml:mn>2</mml:mn><mml:msubsup><mml:mrow><mml:mn>4</mml:mn></mml:mrow><mml:mrow><mml:mo>-</mml:mo><mml:mn>87</mml:mn></mml:mrow><mml:mrow><mml:mo>+</mml:mo><mml:mn>72</mml:mn></mml:mrow></mml:msubsup><mml:mo>±</mml:mo><mml:mn>21</mml:mn><mml:mo>±</mml:mo><mml:mn>9</mml:mn><mml:mtext> </mml:mtext><mml:mtext> </mml:mtext><mml:mi>pb</mml:mi></mml:mrow></mml:math></inline-formula>, where the cited uncertainties are due to statistics, systematic effects, luminosity and the LHC beam energy measurement, respectively. The <inline-formula><mml:math display="inline"><mml:msup><mml:mi>W</mml:mi><mml:mo>+</mml:mo></mml:msup><mml:msup><mml:mi>W</mml:mi><mml:mo>-</mml:mo></mml:msup></mml:math></inline-formula> measurement includes the small contribution from Higgs boson decays, <inline-formula><mml:math display="inline"><mml:mi>H</mml:mi><mml:mo stretchy="false">→</mml:mo><mml:msup><mml:mi>W</mml:mi><mml:mo>+</mml:mo></mml:msup><mml:msup><mml:mi>W</mml:mi><mml:mo>-</mml:mo></mml:msup></mml:math></inline-formula>.</p>

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Total $t\bar{t}$, $WW$, and $Z/\gamma^* \rightarrow \tau\tau$ cross-sections as measured simultaneously in this analysis with symmetrized uncertainties.


Search for supersymmetry in events with large missing transverse momentum, jets, and at least one tau lepton in 20 fb$^{-1}$ of $\sqrt{s}=$ 8 TeV proton-proton collision data with the ATLAS detector

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abbott, Brad ; Abdallah, Jalal ; et al.
JHEP 1409 (2014) 103, 2014.
Inspire Record 1304458 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.65525

A search for supersymmetry (SUSY) in events with large missing transverse momentum, jets, at least one hadronically decaying tau lepton and zero or one additional light leptons (electron/muon), has been performed using 20.3fb$^{−1}$ of proton-proton collision data at $ \sqrt{s} $ = 8 TeV recorded with the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider. No excess above the Standard Model background expectation is observed in the various signal regions and 95% confidence level upper limits on the visible cross section for new phenomena are set. The results of the analysis are interpreted in several SUSY scenarios, significantly extending previous limits obtained in the same final states. In the framework of minimal gauge-mediated SUSY breaking models, values of the SUSY breaking scale Λ below 63 TeV are excluded, independently of tan β. Exclusion limits are also derived for an mSUGRA/CMSSM model, in both the R-parity-conserving and R-parity-violating case. A further interpretation is presented in a framework of natural gauge mediation, in which the gluino is assumed to be the only light coloured sparticle and gluino masses below 1090 GeV are excluded.

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Distribution of MTtau after all analysis requirements but the requirement on MTtau and the final requirement on HT for the 1tau ''Loose'' SR. The SM prediction includes the data-driven corrections discussed in the paper. MC events are normalized to data in the CRs corresponding to MTtau below 130 GeV. Also shown is the expected signal from typical mSUGRA, GMSB and bRPV samples. The last bin in the expected background distribution is an overflow bin.

Distribution of HT after the MTtau requirement for the 1-tau ''Loose'' SR. The SM prediction includes the data-driven corrections discussed in the paper. MC events are normalized to data in the CRs corresponding to MTtau below 130 GeV. Also shown is the expected signal from typical mSUGRA, GMSB and bRPV samples. The last bin in the expected background distribution is an overflow bin.

Distribution of MTtau after all analysis requirements but the requirement on MTtau and the final requirement on HT for the 1tau 'Tight'' SR. The SM prediction includes the data-driven corrections discussed in the paper. MC events are normalized to data in the CRs corresponding to MTtau below 130 GeV. Also shown is the expected signal from typical mSUGRA, GMSB and bRPV samples. The last bin in the expected background distribution is an overflow bin.

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Search for neutrino emission from relic dark matter in the Sun with the Baikal NT200 detector

The Baikal collaboration Avrorin, A.D. ; Avrorin, A.V. ; Aynutdinov, V.M. ; et al.
Astropart.Phys. 62 (2015) 12-20, 2015.
Inspire Record 1296058 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.64126
6 data tables

Process: DM DM --> BOTTOM BOTTOMBAR. Half-cone angle GAMMA, 90% upper limit N(SIGNAL) on the number of signal events, the muon flux PHI(MU), the dark matter annihilation rate in the Sun GAMMA(ANN), the dark matter-proton spin-dependent SIG(SD) and spin-independent SIG(SI) scattering cross sections and neutrino flux PHI(NU).

Process: DM DM --> TAU+ TAU-. Half-cone angle GAMMA, 90% upper limit N(SIGNAL) on the number of signal events, the muon flux PHI(MU), the dark matter annihilation rate in the Sun GAMMA(ANN), the dark matter-proton spin-dependent SIG(SD) and spin-independent SIG(SI) scattering cross sections and neutrino flux PHI(NU).

Process: DM DM --> W+ W-. Half-cone angle GAMMA, 90% upper limit N(SIGNAL) on the number of signal events, the muon flux PHI(MU), the dark matter annihilation rate in the Sun GAMMA(ANN), the dark matter-proton spin-dependent SIG(SD) and spin-independent SIG(SI) scattering cross sections and neutrino flux PHI(NU).

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Search for supersymmetry in events with four or more leptons in $\sqrt{s}$ = 8 TeV pp collisions with the ATLAS detector

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abbott, Brad ; Abdallah, Jalal ; et al.
Phys.Rev. D90 (2014) 052001, 2014.
Inspire Record 1297226 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.63284
93 data tables

The ETmiss distribution in VR0Z.

The effective mass distribution in VR0Z.

The ETmiss distribution in VR2Z.

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Search for third generation scalar leptoquarks in pp collisions at $\sqrt{s}$ = 7 TeV with the ATLAS detector

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abajyan, Tatevik ; Abbott, Brad ; et al.
JHEP 1306 (2013) 033, 2013.
Inspire Record 1222326 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.61434

A search for pair-produced third generation scalar leptoquarks is presented, using proton-proton collisions at $\sqrt{s}$= 7 TeV at the LHC. The data were recorded with the ATLAS detector and correspond to an integrated luminosity of 4.7 fb$^{-1}$. Each leptoquark is assumed to decay to a tau lepton and a b-quark with a branching fraction equal to 100%. No statistically significant excess above the Standard Model expectation is observed. Third generation leptoquarks are therefore excluded at 95% confidence level for masses less than 534 GeV.

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The expected and observed 95% credibility upper limits on the cross-section of third generation leptoquark pair-production for the electron channel assuming a branching fraction LQ->tau b of 1.0, as a function of leptoquark mass. The 1(2) sigma errors on the expected limit represent all sources of systematic and statistical uncertainty. The expected NLO production cross-section for third generation scalar leptoquarks and its corresponding theoretical uncertainty is also included.

The expected and observed 95% credibility upper limits on the cross-section of third generation leptoquark pair-production for the muon channel assuming a branching fraction LQ->tau b of 1.0, as a function of leptoquark mass. The 1(2) sigma errors on the expected limit represent all sources of systematic and statistical uncertainty. The expected NLO production cross-section for third generation scalar leptoquarks and its corresponding theoretical uncertainty is also included.

The expected and observed 95% credibility upper limits on the cross-section of third generation leptoquark pair-production for the combined assuming a branching fraction LQ->tau b of 1.0, as a function of leptoquark mass. The 1(2) sigma errors on the expected limit represent all sources of systematic and statistical uncertainty. The expected NLO production cross-section for third generation scalar leptoquarks and its corresponding theoretical uncertainty is also included.


Search for Supersymmetry in Events with Large Missing Transverse Momentum, Jets, and at Least One Tau Lepton in 7 TeV Proton-Proton Collision Data with the ATLAS Detector

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abajyan, Tatevik ; Abbott, Brad ; et al.
Eur.Phys.J. C72 (2012) 2215, 2012.
Inspire Record 1189432 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.60276
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The observed number of signal events as a function of Lambda and Tan(Beta).

The Acceptance, Efficiency and Acceptance x Efficiency for the single tau channel as a function of Lambda and Tan(Beta).

The Acceptance, Efficiency and Acceptance x Efficiency for the two tau channel as a function of Lambda and Tan(Beta).

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Charge Asymmetry Measurement in $e^+ e^- \to \mu^+ \mu^-$ and $\tau^+ \tau^-$ Reactions at $\sqrt{s}=52$-{GeV}

The TOPAZ collaboration Adachi, I. ; Aihara, H. ; Dijkstra, H.B. ; et al.
Phys.Lett. B208 (1988) 319-323, 1988.
Inspire Record 251920 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.29948
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Measurement of $\sigma(p\bar{p} \to Z + X)$ Br($Z \to \tau^+ \tau^-$) at $\sqrt{s}$ = 1.96-TeV

The D0 collaboration Abazov, V.M. ; Abbott, B. ; Abolins, M. ; et al.
Phys.Lett. B670 (2009) 292-299, 2009.
Inspire Record 792818 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.42676

We present a measurement of the cross section for Z boson production times the branching fraction to tau lepton pairs sigma(ppbar -> Z + X) Br(Z -> tau+ tau-) in proton-antiproton collisions at center of mass energy 1.96 TeV. The measurement is performed in the channel in which one tau lepton decays into a muon and neutrinos, and the other tau lepton decays hadronically or into an electron and neutrinos. The data sample corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 1.0 inverse fb collected with the D0 detector at the Fermilab Tevatron Collider. The sample contains 1511 candidate events with an estimated 20% background from jets or muons misidentified as tau leptons. We obtain sigma Br = 240 +/- 8 (stat) +/- 12 (sys) +/- 15 (lum) pb, which is consistent with the standard model prediction.

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Measured cross section times branching ratio to TAU+ TAU-.


Measurement of hadron and lepton-pair production in e+ e- collisions at s**(1/2) = 192-GeV to 208-GeV at LEP

The L3 collaboration Achard, P. ; Adriani, O. ; Aguilar-Benitez, M. ; et al.
Eur.Phys.J. C47 (2006) 1-19, 2006.
Inspire Record 704275 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.48637

Hadron production and lepton-pair production in e+e- collisions are studied with data collected with the L3 detector at LEP at centre-of-mass energies sqrt{s}=192-208GeV. Using a total integrated luminosity of 453/pb, 36057 hadronic events and 12863 lepton-pair events are selected. The cross sections for hadron production and lepton-pair production are measured for the full sample and for events where no high-energy initial-state-radiation photon is emitted prior to the collisions. Lepton-pair events are further investigated and forward-backward asymmetries are measured. Finally, the differential cross sections for electron-positron pair-production is determined as a function of the scattering angle. An overall good agreement is found with Standard Model predictions.

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Measured hadron cross section for the inclusive data sample.

Measured hadron cross section for the high-energy data sample.

Measured MU+ MU- cross section for the inclusive data sample.

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First measurement of $\sigma$ ($p \bar{p} \to Z^{)}$ . Br ($Z \to \tau \tau^{)}$ at $\sqrt{s}$ = 1.96- TeV

The D0 collaboration Abazov, V.M. ; Abbott, B. ; Abolins, M. ; et al.
Phys.Rev. D71 (2005) 072004, 2005.
Inspire Record 666357 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.50921

We present a measurement of the cross section for $Z$ production times the branching fraction to $\tau$ leptons, $\sigma \cdot$Br$(Z\to \tau^+ \tau^-)$, in $p \bar p$ collisions at $\sqrt{s}=$1.96 TeV in the channel in which one $\tau$ decays into $\mu \nu_{\mu} \nu_{\tau}$, and the other into $\rm {hadrons} + \nu_{\tau}$ or $e \nu_e \nu_{\tau}$. The data sample corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 226 pb$^{-1}$ collected with the D{\O}detector at the Fermilab Tevatron collider. The final sample contains 2008 candidate events with an estimated background of 55%. From this we obtain $\sigma \cdot$Br$(Z \to \tau^+ \tau^-)=237 \pm 15$(stat)$\pm 18$(sys)$ \pm 15$(lum) pb, in agreement with the standard model prediction.

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Measured cross section times branching ratio.


Measurement of W-pair production in e+ e- collisions at centre-of-mass energies from 183-GeV to 209-GeV

The ALEPH collaboration Heister, A. ; Schael, S. ; Barate, R. ; et al.
Eur.Phys.J. C38 (2004) 147-160, 2004.
Inspire Record 653296 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.48582
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The measured cross section for the E NU E NU final state. The DSYS error is the typical systematic error.

The measured cross section for the E NU MU NU final state. The DSYS error is the typical systematic error.

The measured cross section for the E NU TAU NU final state. The DSYS error is the typical systematic error.

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Measurement of the cross section of W-boson pair production at LEP

The L3 collaboration Achard, P. ; Adriani, O. ; Aguilar-Benitez, M. ; et al.
Phys.Lett. B600 (2004) 22-40, 2004.
Inspire Record 658254 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.48792

The cross section of W-boson pair-production is measured with the L3 detector at LEP. In a data sample corresponding to a total luminosity of 629.4/pb, collected at centre-of-mass energies ranging from 189 to 209 GeV, 9834 four-fermion events with W bosons decaying into hadrons or leptons are selected. The total cross section is measured with a precision of 1.4 % and agrees with the Standard Model expectation. Assuming charged-lepton universality, the branching fraction for hadronic W-boson decays is measured to be: Br(W-->hadrons) = 67.50 +- 0.42 (stat.) +- 0.30(syst.) %, in agreement with the Standard Model. Differential cross sections as a function of the W- production angle are also measured for the semi-leptonic channels qqev and qqmv.

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Measured cross section for the process E+ E- --> LEPTON NU LEPTON NU.

Measured cross section for the process E+ E- --> QUARK QUARKBAR ELECTRON NEUTRINO.

Measured cross section for the process E+ E- --> QUARK QUARKBAR MUON NEUTRINO.

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Study of tau-pair production in photon-photon collisions at LEP and limits on the anomalous electromagnetic moments of the tau lepton

The DELPHI collaboration Abdallah, J. ; Abreu, P. ; Adam, W. ; et al.
Eur.Phys.J. C35 (2004) 159-170, 2004.
Inspire Record 638199 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.48843

Tau-pair production in the process e+e- -> e+e-tau+tau- was studied using data collected by the DELPHI experiment at LEP2 during the years 1997 - 2000. The corresponding integrated luminosity is 650 pb^{-1}. The values of the cross-section obtained are found to be in agreement with QED predictions. Limits on the anomalous magnetic and electric dipole moments of the tau lepton are deduced.

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The measured cross sections for the individual samples divided into years and the overall average value.


Tests of the standard model and constraints on new physics from measurements of fermion pair production at 189-GeV to 209-GeV at LEP

The OPAL collaboration
Eur.Phys.J. C33 (2004) 173-212, 2004.
Inspire Record 628491 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.43174

Cross-section and angular distributions for hadronic and lepton-pair final states in e+e- collisions at centre-of-mass energies between 189 GeV and 209 GeV, measured with the OPAL detector at LEP, are presented and compared with the predictions of the Standard Model. The measurements are used to determine the electromagnetic coupling constant alphaem at LEP2 energies. In addition, the results are used together with OPAL measurements at 91-183 GeV within the S-matrix formalism to determine the gamma-Z interference term and to make an almost model-independent measurement of the Z mass. Limits on extensions to the Standard Model described by effective four-fermion contact interactions or the addition of a heavy Z boson are also presented.

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CM energy values.

Measured cross section for QUARK QUARKBAR (HADRON) production. The data are corrected to no interference between initial and final state radiation.

Measured cross section for MU+ MU- production. The data are corrected to no interference between initial and final state radiation.

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Muon pair and tau pair production in two photon collisions at LEP

The L3 collaboration Achard, P. ; Adriani, O. ; Aguilar-Benitez, M. ; et al.
Phys.Lett. B585 (2004) 53-62, 2004.
Inspire Record 645127 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.48801

The QED processes e^+ e^- -> e^+ e^- \mu^+ \mu^- and e^+ e^- -> e^+ e^- \tau^+ \tau^- are studied with the L3 detector at LEP using an untagged data sample collected at centre-of-mass energies 161 GeV < sqrt{s} < 209 GeV. The tau-pairs are observed through the associated decay of one tau into e\nu\nu and the other into \pi\pi\nu . The cross sections are measured as a function of sqrt{s}. For muon pairs, the cross section of the \gamma\gamma -> \mu^+\mu^- process is also measured as a function of the two-photon centre-of-mass energy for 3 GeV < W_{\gamma\gamma} < 40 GeV. Good agreement is found between these measurements and the O(\alpha^4) QED expectations. In addition, limits on the anomalous magnetic and electric dipole moments of the tau lepton are extracted.

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Cross sections for muon-pair production as a function of centre of mass energy.

Cross sections for tau-pair production as a function of centre of mass energy.

Cross sections for the process GAMMA GAMMA --> MU+ MU- as a function of W.


Measurement and interpretation of fermion-pair production at LEP energies of 183-GeV and 189-GeV

The DELPHI collaboration Abreu, P. ; Adam, W. ; Adye, T. ; et al.
Phys.Lett. B485 (2000) 45-61, 2000.
Inspire Record 529847 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.49937

An analysis of the data collected in 1997 and 1998 with the DELPHI detector at e+e- collision energies close to 183 and 189 GeV was performed in order to extract the hadronic and leptonic fermion-pair cross-sections, as well as the leptonic forward-backward asymmetries and angular distributions. The data are used to put limit on contact interactions between fermions, the exchange of R-parity violating SUSY sneutrinos, Z' bosons and the existence of gravity in extra dimensions.

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Measurement of $W$ boson polarizations and CP violating triple gauge couplings from $W^{+} W^{-}$ production at LEP

The OPAL collaboration
Eur.Phys.J. C19 (2001) 229-240, 2001.
Inspire Record 533112 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.49856

Measurements are presented of the polarisation of W+W- boson pairs produced in e+e- collisions, and of CP-violating WWZ and WWGamma trilinear gauge couplings. The data were recorded by the OPAL experiment at LEP during 1998, where a total integrated luminosity of 183 pb^-1 was obtained at a centre-of-mass energy of 189 GeV. The measurements are performed through a spin density matrix analysis of the W boson decay products. The fraction of W bosons produced with longitudinal polarisation was found to be sigma_L/sigma_total = (21.0 +- 3.3 +- 1.6)% where the first error is statistical and the second systematic. The joint W boson pair production fractions were found to be sigma_TT/sigma_total = (78.1 +- 9.0 +- 3.2) %, sigma_LL/sigma_total = (20.1 +- 7.2 +- 1.8) % and sigma_TL/sigma_total = (1.8 +- 14.7 +- 3.8) %. In the CP-violating trilinear gauge coupling sector we find kappa_z = -0.20 +0.10 -0.07, g^z_4 = -0.02 +0.32 -0.33 and lambda_z = -0.18 +0.24 -0.16, where errors include both statistical and systematic uncertainties. In each case the coupling is determined with all other couplings set to their Standard Model values except those related to the measured coupling via SU(2)_LxU(1)_Y symmetry. These results are consistent with Standard Model expectations.

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Individual W-boson transverse polarised cross-sections.

Individual W-boson longitudinal polarised cross-sections.

W pair polarized cross-sections. (C=TT), (C=LL), and (C=TL) stand for both W transversely polarised, for both W longitudinally polarised, and for transversely and longitudinally polarisedW-bosons, respectively.

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Measurement of the tau polarization at LEP

The ALEPH collaboration Heister, A. ; Schael, S. ; Barate, R. ; et al.
Eur.Phys.J. C20 (2001) 401-430, 2001.
Inspire Record 555653 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.49751

The polarisation of $\tau$'s produced in Z decay is measured using 160 pb$^{-1}$ of data accumulated at LEP by the ALEPH detector between 1990 and 1995. The variation of the polarisation with polar angle yields the two parameters ${\cal A}_e = 0.1504 \pm 0.0068 $ and ${\cal A}_{\tau} = 0.1451 \pm 0.0059$ which are consistent with the hypothesis of $e$-$\tau$ universality. Assuming universality, the value ${\cal A}_{e{-}\tau} = 0.1474 \pm 0.0045$ is obtained from which the effective weak mixing angle $\sin^2 {\theta_{\mathrm{W}}^{\mathrm{eff}}} =0.23147 \pm 0.00057 $ is derived.

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Search for lepton flavor violation in e+ e- collisions at s**(1/2) = 189-GeV - 209-GeV

The OPAL collaboration
Phys.Lett. B519 (2001) 23-32, 2001.
Inspire Record 562543 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.49819

We search for lepton flavour violating events (e mu, e tau and mu tau) that could be directly produced in e+e- annihilations, using the full available data sample collected with the OPAL detector at centre-of-mass energies between 189 GeV and 209 GeV. In general, the Standard Model expectations describe the data well for all the channels and at each sqrt(s). A single e mu event is observed where according to our Monte Carlo simulations only 0.019 events are expected from Standard Model processes. We obtain the first limits on the cross-sections sigma(e+e- -> e mu, e tau and mu tau) as a function of sqrt(s) at LEP2 energies.

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Upper limit for the decay $B^{-} \to \tau^{-}$ anti-neutrino ($\tau$) and measurement of the $b \to \tau$ anti-neutrino ($\tau$) $X$ branching ratio

The DELPHI collaboration Abreu, P. ; Adam, W. ; Adye, T. ; et al.
Phys.Lett. B496 (2000) 43-58, 2000.
Inspire Record 511452 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.49004
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TAN(BETA) is the two-Higgs-doublet model parameter, while M_H is the mass of charged Higgs.