Monday, August 5, 2013

1308.0587 (Iftach Sadeh)

Double parton scattering in four-jet events in pp collisions at 7 TeV
with the ATLAS experiment at the LHC

Iftach Sadeh
The dijet double-differential cross section is measured as a function of the dijet invariant mass, using data taken during 2010 and during 2011 with the ATLAS experiment at the LHC, with a center-of-mass energy of 7 TeV. The measurements are sensitive to invariant masses between 70 GeV and 4.27 TeV with center-of-mass jet rapidities up to 3.5. A novel technique to correct jets for pile-up (additional proton-proton collisions) in the 2011 data is developed and subsequently used in the measurement. The data are found to be consistent with fixed-order NLO pQCD predictions provided by NLOJET++. The results constitute a stringent test of pQCD, in an energy regime previously unexplored. The dijet analysis is a confidence building step for the extraction of the signal of hard double parton scattering (DPS) in four-jet events, and subsequent extraction of the effective overlap area between the interacting protons, expressed in terms of the variable, \sigma(eff). The measurement of DPS is performed using the 2010 ATLAS data. The rate of DPS events is estimated using a neural network. A clear signal is observed, under the assumption that the DPS signal can be represented by a random combination of exclusive dijet production. The fraction of DPS candidate events is determined to be f(DPS) = 0.081 +- 0.004 (stat.) +0.025-0.014 (syst.) in the analyzed phase-space of four-jet topologies. Combined with the measurement of the dijet and four-jet cross sections in the appropriate phase-space regions, the effective cross section is found to be \sigma(eff) = 16.0 +0.5-0.8 (stat.) +1.9-3.5 (syst.) mb. This result is consistent within the quoted uncertainties with previous measurements of \sigma(eff) at center-of-mass energies between 63 GeV and 7 TeV, using several final states.
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