Physics with Electrons in the ATLAS Detector

  • Kurt Brendlinger

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 217-250

About this book


This thesis presents two production cross-section measurements of pairs of massive bosons using final states with leptons, made with the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider. The first measurement, performed using data collected in 2012 at center-of-mass energy √ s = 8 TeV, is the first fiducial and differential cross-section measurement of the production of the Higgs Boson when it decays to four charged leptons (electrons or muons). The second measurement is the first fiducial and inclusive production cross-section measurement of WZ pairs at center-of-mass energy √ s = 13 TeV using final states with three charged leptons.

A significant portion of the thesis focuses on the methods used to identify electrons from massive boson decay—important for many flagship measurements—and on assessing the efficiency of these particle identification techniques. The chapter discussing the WZ pair cross-section measurement provides a detailed example of an estimate of lepton background in the context of an analysis with three leptons in the final state.


Transition Radiation Tracker Alignment Electron Identification Electron Efficiency Measurements Higgs Decaying To Four Leptons Diboson Physics WZ Cross Section Measurement Lepton Fake Factor Method

Authors and affiliations

  • Kurt Brendlinger
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  1. 1.Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESYHamburgGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-73929-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-73930-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
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