Jun 24 – 25, 2019
Prague, Czech Republic
Europe/Prague timezone

Studies of the uncertainty on lepton isolation efficiency

Jun 24, 2019, 5:00 PM
Lecture room 103 (Prague, Czech Republic)

Lecture room 103

Prague, Czech Republic

Czech Technical University in Prague Břehová 7, 115 19 Prague, Czech Republic


Michal Racko (Comenius University (SK))


The isolation requirement on leptons is one the basic selection criteria applied by nearly all analyses studying top-quark decays resulting in one or more leptons in their final state. Scale factors used to account for the difference in the isolation efficiency between Data and Monte Carlo were derived using $Z\to\ell\ell$ events, characteristic by their low jet multiplicities, and extrapolated to other Monte Carlo samples with various lepton and jet multiplicities. The goal of this project is to evaluate the systematic uncertainty caused by this extrapolation in the $t\bar{t}Z$ cross-section measurement and to prepare a general framework for derivation of new scale factors and uncertainties. Isolation efficiency in various $p_{T}^{e}$, $p_{T}^{\mu}$, $N_{jets}$ and $\mu$ slices was compared among various Monte Carlo samples and campaigns to evaluate the uncertainty. Effect of the order of $5\%$ was observed and ongoing work is being done to compare the difference to the corresponding systematic uncertainties and to evaluate the need for additional scale factors and uncertainties in the $t\bar{t}Z$ cross-section analysis.

Primary author

Michal Racko (Comenius University (SK))

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