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|Title:||Search for four-top-quark production in the single-lepton and opposite-sign dilepton final states in pp collisions at √s = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector|
|Other Titles:||Search for four-top-quark production in the single-lepton and opposite-sign dilepton final states in pp collisions at root s = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector|
|Citation:||Physical Review D, 2019; 99(5):052009-1-052009-36|
|Publisher:||American Physical Society|
|M. Aaboud … A. Duvnjak … P. Jackson … J.L. Oliver … A. Petridis … A. Qureshi … A.S. Sharma … M.J. White … et al. [The ATLAS Collaboration]|
|Abstract:||A search for four-top-quark production, t¯tt¯t, is presented. It is based on proton-proton collision data with a center-of-mass energy √s=13 TeV collected by the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider during the years 2015 and 2016, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 36.1 fb⁻¹. Data are analyzed in both the single-lepton and opposite-sign dilepton channels, characterized by the presence of one or two isolated electrons or muons with high-transverse momentum and multiple jets. A data-driven method is used to estimate the dominant background from top-quark pair production in association with jets. No significant excess above the Standard Model expectation is observed. The result is combined with the previous same-sign dilepton and multilepton searches carried out by the ATLAS Collaboration and an observed (expected) upper limit of 5.3 (2.1) times the four-top-quark Standard Model cross section is obtained at 95% confidence level. Additionally, an upper limit on the anomalous four-top-quark production cross section is set in the context of an effective field theory model.|
|Rights:||© 2019 CERN, for the ATLAS Collaboration. Published by the American Physical Society under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license. Further distribution of this work must maintain attribution to the author(s) and the published article’s title, journal citation, and DOI. Funded by SCOAP³.|
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