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Evidence for associated production of a single top quark and W boson in pp collisions at 7 TeV

S. Chatrchyan , M. Besancon (1) , S. Choudhury (1) , M. Dejardin (1) , D. Denegri (1) , B. Fabbro (1) , J.L. Faure (1) , F. Ferri (1) , S. Ganjour (1) , A. Givernaud (1) , P. Gras (1) , G. Hamel de Monchenault (1) , P. Jarry (1) , E. Locci (1) , J. Malcles (1) , L. Millischer (1) , A. Nayak (1) , J. Rander (1) , A. Rosowsky (1) , I. Shreyber (1) , M. Titov (1) , S. Baffioni (2) , F. Beaudette (2) , L. Benhabib (2) , L. Bianchini (2) , M. Bluj (2) , C. Broutin (2) , Pierre Busson (2) , C. Charlot (2) , N. Daci (2) , T. Dahms (2) , M. Dalchenko (2) , L. Dobrzynski (2) , R. Granier de Cassagnac (2) , M. Haguenauer (2) , P. Mine (2) , C. Mironov (2) , I.N. Naranjo (2) , M. Nguyen (2) , C. Ochando (2) , P. Paganini (2) , D. Sabes (2) , R. Salerno (2) , Y. Sirois (2) , C. Veelken (2) , A. Zabi (2) , J.-L. Agram (3) , J. Andrea (3) , D. Bloch (3) , D. Bodin (3) , J.-M. Brom (3) , M. Cardaci (3) , E.C. Chabert (3) , C. Collard (3) , E. Conte (3) , F. Drouhin (3) , C. Ferro (3) , J.-C. Fontaine (3) , D. Gele (3) , U. Goerlach (3) , P. Juillot (3) , A.-C. Le Bihan (3) , P. van Hove (3) , F. Fassi (4) , D. Mercier (4) , S. Beauceron (5) , N. Beaupere (5) , O. Bondu (5) , G. Boudoul (5) , J. Chasserat (5) , R. Chierici (5) , D. Contardo (5) , P. Depasse (5) , H. El Mamouni (5) , J. Fay (5) , S. Gascon (5) , M. Gouzevitch (5) , B. Ille (5) , T. Kurca (5) , M. Lethuillier (5) , L. Mirabito (5) , S. Perries (5) , L. Sgandurra (5) , V. Sordini (5) , Y. Tschudi (5) , P. Verdier (5) , S. Viret (5)
S. Chatrchyan
  • Function : Author
Pierre Busson
R. Granier de Cassagnac
C. Mironov
P. Paganini
J.-L. Agram
C. Collard
E. Conte
P. van Hove
D. Contardo
M. Gouzevitch
M. Lethuillier
V. Sordini
P. Verdier
S. Viret

Abstract

Evidence is presented for the associated production of a single top quark and W boson in pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV with the CMS experiment at the LHC. The analyzed data corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 4.9 inverse femtobarns. The measurement is performed using events with two leptons and a jet originated from a b quark. A multivariate analysis based on kinematic properties is utilized to separate the t t-bar background from the signal. The observed signal has a significance of 4.0 sigma and corresponds to a cross section of (16 +5 -4) pb, in agreement with the standard model expectation of (15.6 +/- 0.4 (+ 1.0 -1.2)) pb.

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in2p3-00733239 , version 1 (18-09-2012)

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S. Chatrchyan, M. Besancon, S. Choudhury, M. Dejardin, D. Denegri, et al.. Evidence for associated production of a single top quark and W boson in pp collisions at 7 TeV. Physical Review Letters, 2013, 110, pp.022003. ⟨10.1103/PhysRevLett.110.022003⟩. ⟨in2p3-00733239⟩
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