Identification of boosted, hadronically decaying W bosons and comparisons with ATLAS data taken at √s = 8 TeV

G Aad, B. Abbott, J Abdallah, O Abdinov, R Aben, M Abolins, Torsten Åkesson, Simona Bocchetta, Lene Bryngemark, Caterina Doglioni, Anders Floderus, Anthony Hawkins, Vincent Hedberg, Jenny Ivarsson, Göran Jarlskog, Else Lytken, Ulf Mjörnmark, Oxana Smirnova, Oleksandr Viazlo, ATLAS Collaboration

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Abstract

This paper reports a detailed study of techniques for identifying boosted, hadronically decaying W bosons using 20.3 fb (Formula presented.) of proton–proton collision data collected by the ATLAS detector at the LHC at a centre-of-mass energy (Formula presented.). A range of techniques for optimising the signal jet mass resolution are combined with various jet substructure variables. The results of these studies in Monte Carlo simulations show that a simple pairwise combination of groomed jet mass and one substructure variable can provide a 50 % efficiency for identifying W bosons with transverse momenta larger than 200 GeV while maintaining multijet background efficiencies of 2–4 % for jets with the same transverse momentum. These signal and background efficiencies are confirmed in data for a selection of tagging techniques. © 2016, CERN for the benefit of the ATLAS collaboration.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Volume76
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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Export Date: 23 May 2018

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  • Subatomic Physics

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