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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000045254

Search for standard model production of four top quarks in the lepton + jets channel in pp collisions at √s = 8 TeV

Woods, N.; Khachatryan, V.; Sirunyan, A.M.; Tumasyan, A.; Adam, W.; Bergauer, T.; Dragicevic, M.; Erö, J.; Fabjan, C.; Friedl, M.; Frühwirth, R.; Ghete, V.M.; Hartl, C.; Hörmann, N.; Hrubec, J.; Jeitler, M.; Kiesenhofer, W.; Knünz, V.; Krammer, M.; Krätschmer, I.; ... mehr

A search is presented for standard model (SM) production of four top quarks t t ¯ t t ¯ (tt¯tt¯) in pp collisions in the lepton + jets channel. The data correspond to an integrated luminosity of 19.6 fb −1 recorded at a centre-of-mass energy of 8 TeV with the CMS detector at the CERN LHC. The expected cross section for SM t t ¯ t t ¯ tt¯tt¯ production is σ t t ¯ t t ¯ S M ≈ 1 f b σSMtt¯tt¯≈1fb . A combination of kinematic reconstruction and multivariate techniques is used to distinguish between the small signal and large background. The data are consistent with expectations of the SM, and an upper limit of 32 fb is set at a 95% confidence level on the cross section for producing four top quarks in the SM, where a limit of 32 ± 17 fb is expected.

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Experimentelle Kernphysik (IEKP)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2014
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1029-8479, 1126-6708
URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-452541
KITopen ID: 1000045254
Erschienen in Journal of high energy physics
Band 2014
Heft 11
Seiten 1-31
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