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Performance of algorithms that reconstruct missing transverse momentum in √s = 8 TeV proton–proton collisions in the ATLAS detector

Aad, G; Abbott, B.; Abdinov, O; Abeloos, B; Aben, R; Abolins, M; Åkesson, Torsten LU ; Bocchetta, Simona LU ; BRYNGEMARK, LENE LU and Doglioni, Caterina LU , et al. (2017) In European Physical Journal C 77(4).
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The reconstruction and calibration algorithms used to calculate missing transverse momentum (ETmiss) with the ATLAS detector exploit energy deposits in the calorimeter and tracks reconstructed in the inner detector as well as the muon spectrometer. Various strategies are used to suppress effects arising from additional proton–proton interactions, called pileup, concurrent with the hard-scatter processes. Tracking information is used to distinguish contributions from the pileup interactions using their vertex separation along the beam axis. The performance of the ETmiss reconstruction algorithms, especially with respect to the amount of pileup, is evaluated using data collected in proton–proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 8 TeV... (More)
The reconstruction and calibration algorithms used to calculate missing transverse momentum (ETmiss) with the ATLAS detector exploit energy deposits in the calorimeter and tracks reconstructed in the inner detector as well as the muon spectrometer. Various strategies are used to suppress effects arising from additional proton–proton interactions, called pileup, concurrent with the hard-scatter processes. Tracking information is used to distinguish contributions from the pileup interactions using their vertex separation along the beam axis. The performance of the ETmiss reconstruction algorithms, especially with respect to the amount of pileup, is evaluated using data collected in proton–proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 8 TeV during 2012, and results are shown for a data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 20.3fb-1. The simulation and modelling of ETmiss in events containing a Z boson decaying to two charged leptons (electrons or muons) or a W boson decaying to a charged lepton and a neutrino are compared to data. The acceptance for different event topologies, with and without high transverse momentum neutrinos, is shown for a range of threshold criteria for ETmiss , and estimates of the systematic uncertainties in the ETmiss measurements are presented. © 2017, CERN for the benefit of the ATLAS collaboration. (Less)
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  abstract     = {The reconstruction and calibration algorithms used to calculate missing transverse momentum (ETmiss) with the ATLAS detector exploit energy deposits in the calorimeter and tracks reconstructed in the inner detector as well as the muon spectrometer. Various strategies are used to suppress effects arising from additional proton–proton interactions, called pileup, concurrent with the hard-scatter processes. Tracking information is used to distinguish contributions from the pileup interactions using their vertex separation along the beam axis. The performance of the ETmiss reconstruction algorithms, especially with respect to the amount of pileup, is evaluated using data collected in proton–proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 8 TeV during 2012, and results are shown for a data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 20.3fb-1. The simulation and modelling of ETmiss in events containing a Z boson decaying to two charged leptons (electrons or muons) or a W boson decaying to a charged lepton and a neutrino are compared to data. The acceptance for different event topologies, with and without high transverse momentum neutrinos, is shown for a range of threshold criteria for ETmiss , and estimates of the systematic uncertainties in the ETmiss measurements are presented. © 2017, CERN for the benefit of the ATLAS collaboration.},
  author       = {Aad, G and Abbott, B. and Abdinov, O and Abeloos, B and Aben, R and Abolins, M and Åkesson, Torsten and Bocchetta, Simona and BRYNGEMARK, LENE and Doglioni, Caterina and Floderus, Anders and Hawkins, Anthony and Hedberg, Vincent and Ivarsson, Jenny and Jarlskog, Göran and Lytken, Else and Mjörnmark, Ulf and Smirnova, Oxana and Viazlo, Oleksandr and , },
  issn         = {1434-6044},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  publisher    = {Springer},
  series       = {European Physical Journal C},
  title        = {Performance of algorithms that reconstruct missing transverse momentum in √s = 8 TeV proton–proton collisions in the ATLAS detector},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1140/epjc/s10052-017-4780-2},
  volume       = {77},
  year         = {2017},
}