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Measurement of the W to tau nu Cross Section in pp Collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV with the ATLAS experiment

G. Aad S. Albrand 1 M.L. Andrieux 1 B. Clement 1 J. Collot 1 S. Crépé-Renaudin 1 P.A. Delsart 1 J. Donini 1 J.Y. Hostachy 1 E. Laisne 1 F. Ledroit-Guillon 1 A. Lleres 1 A. Lucotte 1 F. Malek 1 P. Martin 1 F. Polci 1 J. Stark 1 X. Sun 1 B. Trocmé 1 C. Weydert 1 C. Biscarat 2 E. Cogneras 2 G. Rahal 2 H. Bachacou 3 F. Bauer 3 N. Besson 3 N.M. Bolnet 3 M. Boonekamp 3 L. Chevalier 3 J. Ernwein 3 A.I. Etienvre 3 A. Formica 3 L. Gauthier 3 F. Giraud 3 C. Guyot 3 S. Hassani 3 W. Kozanecki 3 E. Lancon 3 J.F. Laporte 3 E. Le Menedeu 3 M. Legendre 3 B. Mansoulie 3 J.-P. Meyer 3 N. Morange 3 E. Mountricha 3 Thi Hong 3 R. Nicolaidou 3 A. Ouraou 3 D.M. Pomarede 3 B. Resende 3 C.R. Royon 3 Ph. Schune 3 J. Schwindling 3 O. Simard 3 M. Virchaux 3 C. Xu 3 J. Yu 3 Emmanuel Busato 4 D. Calvet 4 S. Calvet 4 Reina Coromoto Camacho Toro 4 Diane Cinca 5 R. Febbraro 4 N. Ghodbane 4 C. Guicheney 4 D. Pallin 4 F. Podlyski 4 C. Santoni 4 L. P. Says 4 F. Vazeille 4 S. Aoun 6 C. P. Bee 6 C. Benchouk 6 K. Bernardet 6 N. Bousson 6 J. C. Clémens 6 Y. Coadou 6 P. Delpierre 6 F. Djama 6 F. Etienne 6 L. Feligioni 6 F. Henry-Couannier 6 D. Hoffmann 6 F. Hubaut 6 E.B. F. G. Knoops 6 E. Le Guirriec 6 B. Li 6 E. Monnier 6 J. Odier 6 E. Petit 6 P. Pralavorio 6 Z. Qian 6 A. Rozanov 6 M. Talby 6 N. Tannoury 6 S. Tisserant 6 J. Toth 6 F. Touchard 6 L. Vacavant 6 T. Beau 7 S. Bordoni 7 G. Calderini 7 A. Camard 7 P. Cavalleri 7 E. Chareyre 7 S. de Cecco 7 F. Derue 7 D. Imbault 7 M.W. Krasny 7 D. Lacour 7 B. Laforge 7 O. Le Dortz 7 J. Lellouch 7 G. Marchiori 7 I. Nikolic-Audit 7 J. Ocariz 7 M. Ridel 7 L. Roos 7 Ph. Schwemling 7 Timothée Theveneaux-Pelzer 7 S. Trincaz-Duvoid 7 T.N. Trinh 7 F. Vannucci 8 L. Aperio Bella 9 B. Aubert 9 N. Berger 9 J. Colas 9 L. Di Ciaccio 9 T.K.O. Doan 9 S. Elles 9 P. Ghez 9 M. Gouanère 9 C. Goy 9 T. Guillemin 9 L. Helary 9 T. Hryn'Ova 9 G. Ionescu 9 A. Jérémie 9 S. Jézéquel 9 M. Kataoka 9 J. Labbe 9 R. Lafaye 9 J. Leveque 9 N. Massol 9 P. Perrodo 9 H. Przysiezniak 9 G. Sauvage 9 E. Sauvan 9 T. Todorov 9 D. Tsionou 9 I. Wingerter-Seez 9 R. Zitoun 9 Y. Zolnierowski 9 H. Abreu 10 N. Andari 10 C. Arnault 10 E. Augé 10 P. Barrillon 10 M. Benoit 10 S. Binet 10 J.-B. Blanchard 10 C. Bourdarios 10 D. Breton 10 C. Collard 11 C. de la Taille 10 J.B. de Vivie de Regie 10 S. Diglio 10 L. Duflot 10 M. Escalier 10 A.C. Falou 10 L. Fayard 10 D. Fournier 10 J.-F. Grivaz 10 M. Heller 10 S. Henrot-Versillé 10 J. Hrivnac 10 L. Iconomidou-Fayard 10 J. Idarraga 10 M. Kado 10 A. Lounis 10 N. Makovec 10 P. Matricon 10 F. Niedercorn 10 L. Poggioli 10 P. Puzo 10 A. Renaud 10 D. Rousseau 10 X. Ruan 10, 12 G. Rybkin 10 J.B. Sauvan 10 J. Schaarschmidt 10 A.C. Schaffer 10 L. Serin 10 S. Simion 10 R. Tanaka 10 J.J. Veillet 10 I. Vukotic 10 F. Wicek 10 D. Zerwas 10 Zhen Zhang 10
Abstract : The cross section for the production of W bosons with subsequent decay W to tau nu is measured with the ATLAS detector at the LHC. The analysis is based on a data sample that was recorded in 2010 at a proton-proton center-of-mass energy of sqrt(s) = 7 TeV and corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 34 pb^-1. The cross section is measured in a region of high detector acceptance and then extrapolated to the full phase space. The product of the total W production cross section and the W to tau nu branching ratio is measured to be 11.1 +/- 0.3 (stat) +/- 1.7 (syst) +/- 0.4 (lumi) nb.
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G. Aad, S. Albrand, M.L. Andrieux, B. Clement, J. Collot, et al.. Measurement of the W to tau nu Cross Section in pp Collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV with the ATLAS experiment. Physics Letters B, Elsevier, 2012, 706, pp.276-294. ⟨10.1016/j.physletb.2011.11.057⟩. ⟨in2p3-00616707⟩

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