Springer Theses

Measurement of the Inclusive Electron Cross-Section from Heavy-Flavour Decays and Search for Compressed Supersymmetric Scenarios with the ATLAS Experiment

Authors: Backes, Moritz

  • Nominated as an outstanding Ph.D. thesis by University of Geneva, Switzerland
  • Presents the first LHC results on compressed super symmetry with low pT leptons in the final state
  • Describes the first measurement of the inclusive cross-section for electron production from heavy flavour decays at ATLAS
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The first part of this thesis presents the measurement of the inclusive cross-section for electron production from heavy-flavour decays in the electron transverse momentum range 7 GeV < pT < 26 GeV using 1.3 pb−1 of 7 TeV proton-proton collision data collected by the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider in 2010. The measured value of the cross-section within the fiducial range of the analysis is σ_e^HF = 0.946 ± 0.020(stat.) ± 0.146(syst.) ± 0.032(lumi.) μb. Theoretical predictions are in good agreement with the measurement. The second part of this thesis is a search for compressed supersymmetric scenarios in events with missing transverse energy, jets and one isolated low-pT lepton in the final state using 4.7 fb-1 of ATLAS data collected at 7 TeV center-of-mass energy in 2011. No significant excess of events over the Standard Model expectation is observed and exclusion limits are derived for a number of supersymmetric models.

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The author began his undergraduate studies in physics at the University of Hamburg, Germany. During a study-abroad year at the University of Melbourne, Australia, he specialized in experimental particle physics and subsequently concluded his Diploma in Physics with a study on background estimation in searches for Supersymmetry with the ATLAS experiment. During his PhD studies at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, he performed a measurement of the inclusive electron cross-section from heavy-flavour decays and a search for compressed super symmetric scenarios with ATLAS. At present he is employed as fellow at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Backes, Moritz

    Pages 1-2

  • Theoretical Background

    Backes, Moritz

    Pages 3-49

  • Experimental Setup

    Backes, Moritz

    Pages 51-70

  • Data Acquisition and Data Processing

    Backes, Moritz

    Pages 71-96

  • Measurement of the Inclusive Electron Cross-Section from Heavy-Flavour Decays with 2010 Data

    Backes, Moritz

    Pages 97-145

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Measurement of the Inclusive Electron Cross-Section from Heavy-Flavour Decays and Search for Compressed Supersymmetric Scenarios with the ATLAS Experiment
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-07136-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-07136-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-07135-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-38387-3
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 256
Number of Illustrations and Tables
57 b/w illustrations, 54 illustrations in colour
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