Measurement of the t¯t production cross section in pp collisions at √s=7 TeV in dilepton final states containing a τ
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The top quark pair production cross section is measured in dilepton events with one electron or muon, and one hadronically decaying τ lepton from the decay t¯t→(ℓνℓ)(τhντ)b¯b, (ℓ=e,μ). The data sample corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 2.0 fb−1 for the electron channel and 2.2 fb−1 for the muon channel, collected by the CMS detector at the LHC. This is the first measurement of the t¯t cross section explicitly including τ leptons in proton-proton collisions at √s=7 TeV. The measured value σt¯t=143±14(stat)±22(syst)±3(lumi) pb is consistent with the standard model predictions. Show more
Journal / seriesPhysical Review D
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PublisherAmerican Physical Society
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