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Paper   IPM / Particles / 11908
School of Particles and Accelerator
  Title:   Measurement of the t-channel single top quark production cross section in pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV
1.  Hessamadin Arfaei
2.  Hamed Bakhshiansohi
3.  Seyed Mohsen Etesami
4.  Ali Fahim
5.  Majid Hashemi
6.  Abideh Jafari
7.  Mohsen Khakzad
8.  A Mohammadi
9.  Mojtaba Mohammadi Najafabadi
10.  Saeid Paktinat Mehdiabadi
11.  Batool Safarzadeh
12.  Maryam Zeinali
  Status:   Published
  Journal: Phys. Rev. Lett.
  No.:  091802
  Vol.:  107
  Year:  2011
  Supported by:  IPM
Electroweak production of the top quark is measured in pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV, using a dataset collected with the CMS detector at the LHC and corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 36 pb(-1). With an event selection optimized for t-channel production, two complementary analyses are performed. The first one exploits the special angular properties of the signal, together with background estimates from data. The second approach uses a multivariate analysis technique to probe the compatibility with signal topology expected from electroweak top quark production. The combined measurement of the cross section is 83.6 +-29.8 (stat. + syst.) +-3.3 (lumi.) pb, consistent with the standard model expectation

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