PoS - Proceedings of Science
Volume 398 - The European Physical Society Conference on High Energy Physics (EPS-HEP2021) - T07: Top and Electroweak Physics
Inclusive and differential cross-sections measurements in the single top tW e-mu channel with CMS
A.S. Rodriguez*  on behalf of the CMS Collaboration
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Pre-published on: February 10, 2022
Published on: May 12, 2022
Inclusive and normalised differential cross sections measurements are presented for the production of single top quarks in association with a W boson, in proton-proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 13 TeV. Events containing one muon and one electron in the final state are analysed. For the inclusive measurement, a multivariate discriminant, exploiting the kinematic properties of the events, is used to separate the signal from the dominant $\text{t}\bar{\text{t}}$ background. For the differential measurements, a fiducial region is defined according to the detector acceptance, and the requirement of exactly one b-tagged jet. The resulting distributions are unfolded to particle-level and compared with predictions calculated at next-to-leading order in perturbative QCD. Within current uncertainties, all predictions agree with the data.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22323/1.398.0444
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