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Identification and energy calibration of hadronically decaying tau leptons with the ATLAS experiment in pp collisions at vs=8 TeV

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posted on 2023-06-09, 06:00 authored by Benedict AllbrookeBenedict Allbrooke, Lily AsquithLily Asquith, Alessandro CerriAlessandro Cerri, C A Chavez Barajas, Antonella De SantoAntonella De Santo, Fabrizio SalvatoreFabrizio Salvatore, I Santoyo Castillo, K Suruliz, Mark SuttonMark Sutton, Iacopo Vivarelli, et al. The ATLAS Collaboration
This paper describes the trigger and offline reconstruction, identification and energy calibration algorithms for hadronic decays of tau leptons employed for the data collected from pp collisions in 2012 with the ATLAS detector at the LHC center-of-mass energy vs=8 TeV. The performance of these algorithms is measured in most cases with Z decays to tau leptons using the full 2012 dataset, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 20.3 fb -1. An uncertainty on the offline reconstructed tau energy scale of 2–4 %, depending on transverse energy and pseudorapidity, is achieved using two independent methods. The offline tau identification efficiency is measured with a precision of 2.5 % for hadronically decaying tau leptons with one associated track, and of 4 % for the case of three associated tracks, inclusive in pseudorapidity and for a visible transverse energy greater than 20 GeV. For hadronic tau lepton decays selected by offline algorithms, the tau trigger identification efficiency is measured with a precision of 2–8 %, depending on the transverse energy. The performance of the tau algorithms, both offline and at the trigger level, is found to be stable with respect to the number of concurrent proton–proton interactions and has supported a variety of physics results using hadronically decaying tau leptons at ATLAS.

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ATLAS; G0275; STFC-SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL; ST/I006048/1

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The European Physical Journal C - Particles and Fields

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1434-6044

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Springer Verlag

Issue

303

Volume

75

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  • Physics and Astronomy Publications

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  • Experimental Particle Physics Research Group Publications

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  • Yes

Legacy Posted Date

2017-04-28

First Open Access (FOA) Date

2017-04-28

First Compliant Deposit (FCD) Date

2017-04-28

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