Measurement of hard double-parton interactions in W(→lν) + 2 jet events at √ s =7 TeV with the ATLAS detector

  • Brian Cox (Contributor)
  • Cinzia Da Via (Contributor)
  • Alessandra Forti (Contributor)
  • Frederick Loebinger (Contributor)
  • Jiri Masik (Contributor)
  • Alexander Oh (Contributor)
  • Joleen Pater (Contributor)
  • Yvonne Peters (Contributor)
  • Andrew Pilkington (Contributor)
  • Darren Price (Contributor)
  • Yang Qin (Contributor)
  • Savanna Shaw (Contributor)
  • Stephen Watts (Contributor)
  • Terence Wyatt (Contributor)
  • The ATLAS Collaboration (Contributor)



    CERN-LHC. The production of W bosons in association with two jets in proton-proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of sqrt(s) = 7 TeV has been analysed for the presence of double-parton interactions using data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 36 pb^-1, collected in 2010 with the ATLAS detector at the LHC. The fraction of events arising from double-parton interactions, f_{DP}^{(D)}, has been measured through the momentum balance between the two jets and amounts to f_{DP}^{(D)} = 0.08 +- 0.01 (stat.) +- 0.02 (sys) for jets with transverse momentum pT > 20 GeV and rapidity |y| < 2.8. This corresponds to a measurement of the effective area parameter for hard double-parton interactions of sigma_{eff} = 15 +- 3 (stat.) +5,-3 (sys.) mb.

    Data points reverse engineered from Figure 9 of paper by Evgeny Slavin.
    Date made available26 Jul 2013

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