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Evidence for the associated production of a single top quark and a photon in proton-proton collisions at s =13 TeV

Sirunyan, A. M. and Tumasyan, A. R. and Adam, Wolfgang and Ambrogi, Federico and Asilar, Ece and Md. Ali, Mohd. Adli (2018) Evidence for the associated production of a single top quark and a photon in proton-proton collisions at s =13 TeV. Physical Review Letters, 121 (22). pp. 1-18. ISSN 0031-9007 E-ISSN 1079-7114

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The first evidence of events consistent with the production of a single top quark in association with a photon is reported. The analysis is based on proton-proton collisions at ffiffi s p ¼ 13 TeV and recorded by the CMS experiment in 2016, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 35.9 fb−1. Events are selected by requiring the presence of a muon (μ), a photon (γ), an imbalance in transverse momentum from an undetected neutrino (ν), and at least two jets (j) of which exactly one is identified as associated with the hadronization of a b quark. A multivariate discriminant based on topological and kinematic event properties is employed to separate signal from background processes. An excess above the backgroundonly hypothesis is observed, with a significance of 4.4 standard deviations. A fiducial cross section is measured for isolated photons with transverse momentum greater than 25 GeV in the central region of the detector. The measured product of the cross section and branching fraction is σðpp → tγjÞBðt → μνbÞ ¼ 115 17ðstatÞ 30ðsystÞ fb, which is consistent with the standard model prediction.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 7861/70235
Uncontrolled Keywords: Associated production; Single top quark; Photon in proton-proton collisions; 13 TeV
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QC Physics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Science
Kulliyyah of Science > Department of Physics
Depositing User: Dr Mohd Adli MD Ali
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2019 14:43
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2019 09:39
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/70235

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