4-9 June 2012
Life Sciences Centre, UBC
Canada/Pacific timezone
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Measuring the b-jet tagging efficiency on c-jets containing D* mesons with ATLAS data

4 Jun 2012, 16:00
West Atrium (Life Sciences Centre, UBC)

West Atrium

Life Sciences Centre, UBC

University of British Columbia Vancouver, BC Canada
Poster Standard Model & Beyond 1D: Poster Session and Coffee Break


Andrea Ferretto Parodi (Sezione di Genova)


The identification of jets originating from b-quarks (b-tagging)is a crucial tool for the LHC physics program, both for precision measurements and in searches for new particles. One important ingredient when using b-tagging in physics analyses is the determination of the probability to mistakenly b-tag a jet originating from a c-quark (c-tag efficiency). The optimal sample for the measurement of the c-tag efficiency would be a clean sample of jets originating from c-quarks. The sample of jets associated to reconstructed $D^*$ mesons (through the decay chain $D^* \to D^0(K \pi \pi)$ is quite close to this ideal case since most $D^*$ mesons originate from c-quark hadronization. The c-tag efficiency has been measured by comparing the reduction in the yield of $D^*$ mesons before and after the b-tagging requirement of the associated jet. The contamination from $D^*$ mesons that originate from b-hadron decays has been taken into account using a fit to the $D^0$ pseudo-proper time distribution.

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<strong>E-mail Address</strong> andrea.ferretto.parodi@cern.ch

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Andrea Ferretto Parodi (Sezione di Genova)

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