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Volume 339 - Prospects for Charged Higgs Discovery at Colliders (CHARGED2018) - Main session
Data-driven background estimation in Charged Higgs search in ATLAS
M. Bahmani
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Pre-published on: 2019 February 05
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Abstract
In analyses using reconstructed $\tau$ leptons, estimation of backgrounds arising for jets misidentified as hadronically decaying $\tau$s becomes a crucial issue.
This paper presents two methods employed by the ATLAS experiment at the LHC, the fully data-driven fake factor method and the semi-data-driven fake rate method. Example of fake factor method in the background modelling of $H^{\pm}\rightarrow\tau\nu$ analysis and the fake rate method applied to the search for high mass resonances decaying to $\tau\tau$, in the $\tau_{ \rm had}\tau_{\rm had}$ channel, are presented. The systematics
associated with the methods are also discussed.
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