@article{4d2aaf9b12084d46822258136f6e89ee,

title = "Measurement of the production cross-section of a single top quark in association with a W boson at 8 TeV with the ATLAS experiment",

abstract = "The cross-section for the production of a single top quark in association with a W boson in proton-proton collisions at √s = 8TeV is measured. The dataset corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 20.3 fb−1, collected by the ATLAS detector in 2012 at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. Events containing two leptons and one central b-jet are selected. The W t signal is separated from the backgrounds using boosted decision trees, each of which combines a number of discriminating variables into one classifier. Production of W t events is observed with a significance of 7.7σ. The cross-section is extracted in a profile likelihood fit to the classifier output distributions. The W t cross-section, inclusive of decay modes, is measured to be 23.0 ± 1.3(stat.)− 3.5 + 3.2(syst.)±1.1(lumi.) pb. The measured cross-section is used to extract a value for the CKM matrix element |Vtb| of 1.01 ± 0.10 and a lower limit of 0.80 at the 95% confidence level. The cross-section for the production of a top quark and a W boson is also measured in a fiducial acceptance requiring two leptons with pT> 25 GeV and |η| < 2.5, one jet with pT> 20 GeV and |η| < 2.5, and ET miss > 20 GeV, including both W t and top-quark pair events as signal. The measured value of the fiducial cross-section is 0.85 ± 0.01(stat.)− 0.07 + 0.07(syst.)±0.03(lumi.) pb.",

keywords = "Hadron-Hadron scattering, Top physics",

author = "{The ATLAS collaboration} and G. Aad and B. Abbott and J. Abdallah and O. Abdinov and R. Aben and M. Abolins and AbouZeid, {O. S.} and H. Abramowicz and H. Abreu and R. Abreu and Y. Abulaiti and Acharya, {B. S.} and L. Adamczyk and Adams, {D. L.} and J. Adelman and S. Adomeit and T. Adye and Affolder, {A. A.} and T. Agatonovic-Jovin and J. Agricola and Aguilar-Saavedra, {J. A.} and Ahlen, {S. P.} and F. Ahmadov and G. Aielli and H. Akerstedt and {\AA}kesson, {T. P.A.} and Akimov, {A. V.} and Alberghi, {G. L.} and J. Albert and S. Albrand and {Alconada Verzini}, {M. J.} and M. Aleksa and Aleksandrov, {I. N.} and C. Alexa and G. Alexander and T. Alexopoulos and M. Alhroob and G. Alimonti and L. Alio and J. Alison and Alkire, {S. P.} and Allbrooke, {B. M.M.} and Allport, {P. P.} and A. Aloisio and A. Alonso and F. Alonso and C. Alpigiani and A. Altheimer and {Alvarez Gonzalez}, B. and {{\'A}lvarez Piqueras}, D. and Alviggi, {M. G.} and Amadio, {B. T.} and K. Amako and {Amaral Coutinho}, Y. and C. Amelung and D. Amidei and {Amor Dos Santos}, {S. P.} and A. Amorim and S. Amoroso and N. Amram and G. Amundsen and C. Anastopoulos and Ancu, {L. S.} and N. Andari and T. Andeen and Anders, {C. F.} and G. Anders and Anders, {J. K.} and Anderson, {K. J.} and A. Andreazza and V. Andrei and S. Angelidakis and I. Angelozzi and P. Anger and A. Angerami and F. Anghinolfi and Anisenkov, {A. V.} and N. Anjos and A. Annovi and M. Antonelli and A. Antonov and J. Antos and F. Anulli and M. Aoki and {Aperio Bella}, L. and G. Arabidze and Y. Arai and Araque, {J. P.} and Arce, {A. T.H.} and Arduh, {F. A.} and Arguin, {J. F.} and S. Argyropoulos and M. Arik and Armbruster, {A. J.} and O. Arnaez and H. Arnold and M. Arratia and O. Arslan and A. Artamonov and G. Artoni and S. Artz and S. Asai and N. Asbah and A. Ashkenazi and B. {\AA}sman and L. Asquith and K. Assamagan and R. Astalos and M. Atkinson and Atlay, {N. B.} and K. Augsten and M. Aurousseau and G. Avolio and B. Axen and Ayoub, {M. K.} and G. Azuelos and Baak, {M. A.} and Baas, {A. E.} and Baca, {M. J.} and C. Bacci and H. Bachacou and K. Bachas and M. Backes and M. Backhaus and P. Bagiacchi and P. Bagnaia and Y. Bai and T. Bain and Baines, {J. T.} and Baker, {O. K.} and Baldin, {E. M.} and P. Balek and T. Balestri and F. Balli and Balunas, {W. K.} and E. Banas and Sw Banerjee and Bannoura, {A. A.E.} and L. Barak and Barberio, {E. L.} and D. Barberis and M. Barbero and T. Barillari and M. Barisonzi and T. Barklow and N. Barlow and Barnes, {S. L.} and Barnett, {B. M.} and Barnett, {R. M.} and Z. Barnovska and A. Baroncelli and G. Barone and Barr, {A. J.} and F. Barreiro and {Barreiro Guimar{\~a}es da Costa}, J. and R. Bartoldus and Barton, {A. E.} and P. Bartos and A. Basalaev and A. Bassalat and A. Basye and Bates, {R. L.} and Batista, {S. J.} and Batley, {J. R.} and M. Battaglia and M. Bauce and F. Bauer and Bawa, {H. S.} and Beacham, {J. B.} and Beattie, {M. D.} and T. Beau and Beauchemin, {P. H.} and R. Beccherle and P. Bechtle and Beck, {H. P.} and K. Becker and M. Becker and M. Beckingham and C. Becot and Beddall, {A. J.} and A. Beddall and Bednyakov, {V. A.} and Bee, {C. P.} and Beemster, {L. J.} and Beermann, {T. A.} and M. Begel and Behr, {J. K.} and C. Belanger-Champagne and Bell, {W. H.} and G. Bella and L. Bellagamba and A. Bellerive and M. Bellomo and K. Belotskiy and O. Beltramello and O. Benary and D. Benchekroun and M. Bender and K. Bendtz and X. Zhao",

note = "Publisher Copyright: {\textcopyright} 2016, The Author(s).",

year = "2016",

month = jan,

day = "1",

doi = "10.1007/JHEP01(2016)064",

language = "English",

volume = "2016",

pages = "1--48",

journal = "Journal of High Energy Physics",

issn = "1126-6708",

number = "1",

}