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Measurement of the t-channel single-top-quark production cross section and of the

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posted on 2024-03-26, 03:53 authored by V Khachatryan, AM Sirunyan, A Tumasyan, W Adam, T Bergauer, M Dragicevic, J Erö, C Fabjan, M Friedl, R Frühwirth, VM Ghete, C Hartl, N Hörmann, J Hrubec, M Jeitler, W Kiesenhofer, V Knünz, M Krammer, I Krätschmer, D Liko, I Mikulec, D Rabady, B Rahbaran, H Rohringer, R Schöfbeck, J Strauss, A Taurok, W Treberer-Treberspurg, W Waltenberger, CE Wulz, V Mossolov, N Shumeiko, J Suarez Gonzalez, S Alderweireldt, M Bansal, S Bansal, T Cornelis, EA De Wolf, X Janssen, A Knutsson, S Luyckx, S Ochesanu, B Roland, R Rougny, M Van De Klundert, H Van Haevermaet, P Van Mechelen, N Van Remortel, A Van Spilbeeck, F Blekman, S Blyweert, J D'hondt, N Daci, N Heracleous, A Kalogeropoulos, J Keaveney, TJ Kim, S Lowette, M Maes, A Olbrechts, Q Python, D Strom, S Tavernier, W Van Doninck, P Van Mulders, GP Van Onsem, I Villella, C Caillol, B Clerbaux, G De Lentdecker, L Favart, APR Gay, A Grebenyuk, A Léonard, PE Marage, A Mohammadi, L Perniè, T Reis, T Seva, L Thomas, C Vander Velde, P Vanlaer, J Wang, V Adler, K Beernaert, L Benucci, A Cimmino, S Costantini, S Crucy, S Dildick, A Fagot, G Garcia, B Klein, J Mccartin, AA Ocampo Rios, D Ryckbosch, S Salva Diblen, M Sigamani, N Strobbe, F Thyssen
Measurements are presented of the t-channel single-top-quark production cross section in proton-proton collisions at √S = 8 TeV. The results are based on a data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 19.7 fb -1 recorded with the CMS detector at the LHC. The cross section is measured inclusively, as well as separately for top (t) and antitop t̄, in final states with a muon or an electron. The measured inclusive t-channel cross section is σ t-ch. = 83.6 ± 2.3 (stat.) ± 7.4 (syst.) pb. The single t and t̄ cross sections are measured to be σ t-ch.(t) = 53.8 ± 1.5 (stat.) ± 4.4 (syst.) pb and σ t-ch. t̄= 27.6 ± 1.3 (stat.) ± 3.7 (syst.) pb, respectively. The measured ratio of cross sections is R t-ch. = σ t-ch.(t)/σ t-ch. t̄ = 1.95 ± 0.10 (stat.) ± 0.19 (syst.), in agreement with the standard model prediction. The modulus of the Cabibbo-Kobayashi-Maskawa matrix element V tb is extracted and, in combination with a previous CMS result at √S = 7 TeV, a value |V tb| = 0.998 ± 0.038 (exp.) ± 0.016 (theo.) is obtained. [Figure not available: see fulltext.] © 2014 The Author(s).



Journal of High Energy Physics



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ARTN 090







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C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal