Measurement of the single top quark and antiquark production cross sections in the t channel and their ratio in proton-proton collisions at root s=13 TeV

Sirunyan A. M. , Tumasyan A., Adam W., Ambrogi F., Asilar E., Bergauer T., ...Daha Fazla

PHYSICS LETTERS B, cilt.800, 2020 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier


Measurements of the cross sections for the production of single top quarks and antiquarks in the t channel, and their ratio, are presented for proton-proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV. The data set used was recorded in 2016 by the CMS detector at the LHC and corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 35.9 fb(-1). Events with one muon or electron are selected, and different categories of jet and b jet multiplicity and multivariate discriminators are applied to separate the signal from the background. The cross sections for the t-channel production of single top quarks and antiquarks are measured to be 130 +/- 1(stat) +/- 19(syst) pb and 77 +/- 1(stat) +/- 12(syst) pb, respectively, and their ratio is 1.68 +/- 0.02(stat) +/- 0.05(syst). The results are in agreement with the predictions from the standard model. (C) 2019 The Author(s). Published by Elsevier B.V.