Performance of reconstruction and identification of 𝜏 leptons decaying to hadrons and 𝜈𝜏 in pp collisions at √s=13 TeV
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Sirunyan, Albert M.
Manzoni, Riccardo A.
Meinhard, Maren T.
Sanz Becerra, Diego A.
Tavolaro, Vittorio R.
Vesterbacka Olsson, Minna L.
Zhu, De H.
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The algorithm developed by the CMS Collaboration to reconstruct and identify τ leptons produced in proton-proton collisions at √s=7 and 8 TeV, via their decays to hadrons and a neutrino, has been significantly improved. The changes include a revised reconstruction of π0 candidates, and improvements in multivariate discriminants to separate τ leptons from jets and electrons. The algorithm is extended to reconstruct τ leptons in highly Lorentz-boosted pair production, and in the high-level trigger. The performance of the algorithm is studied using proton-proton collisions recorded during 2016 at √s=13 TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 35.9 fb-1. The performance is evaluated in terms of the efficiency for a genuine τ lepton to pass the identification criteria and of the probabilities for jets, electrons, and muons to be misidentified as τ leptons. The results are found to be very close to those expected from Monte Carlo simulation Show more
Journal / seriesJournal of Instrumentation
Pages / Article No.
PublisherInstitute of Physics
SubjectLarge detector-systems performance; Particle identification methods; Performance of High Energy Physics Detectors
Organisational unit03593 - Dissertori, Günther / Dissertori, Günther
03904 - Wallny, Rainer / Wallny, Rainer
08803 - Grab, Christoph (Tit.Prof.)
09631 - Shchutska, Lesya (ehemalig) / Shchutska, Lesya (former)
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