8-13 August 2011
Rhode Island Convention Center
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Measurement of t-channel single top quark production at 7 TeV

Aug 10, 2011, 2:00 PM
553 (Rhode Island Convention Center)


Rhode Island Convention Center

Parallel contribution Top Quark Physics Top Quark Physics


Dr Thomas Speer (Department of Physics-Brown University)


We present a measurement of the inclusive single top production cross section in proton-proton collisions at the LHC at a centre-of-mass energy of 7 TeV, using data collected with the CMS experiment during the year 2011. The analysis considers decay channels where the W from the top decays into electron-neutrino or muon-neutrino, and makes use of kinematic characteristics of electroweak single top production for the separation of signal from backgrounds using multivariate methods. The result, which supersedes an earlier measurement based on 2010 data, is compared with the most precise standard model theory predictions. In addition, we present measurements of various differential single top quark production cross sections.

Primary author

Dr Thomas Speer (Department of Physics-Brown University)

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