Measurement of the t(t)over-bar production cross section in pp collisions at root s=8 TeV in dilepton final states containing one tau lepton

Khachatryan V., Sirunyan A. M., Tumasyan A., Adam W., Bergauer T., Dragicevic M., ...More

PHYSICS LETTERS B, vol.739, pp.23-43, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 739
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.physletb.2014.10.032
  • Journal Name: PHYSICS LETTERS B
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.23-43
  • Keywords: CMS, Physics, Top quark, Tau
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The top-quark pair production cross section is measured in final states with one electron or muon and one hadronically decaying tau lepton from the process t (t) over bar -> (l nu(l))(tau nu(tau))b (b) over bar, where l = e, mu. The data sample corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 19.6 fb(-1) collected with the CMS detector in proton-proton collisions at root s = 8 TeV. The measured cross section sigma(t (t) over bar) = 257 +/- 3 (stat) +/- 24 (syst) +/- 7 (lumi) pb, assuming a top-quark mass of 172.5 GeV, is consistent with the standard model prediction. (C) 2014 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V.