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Diffractive dijet production in √s = 7 TeV pp collisions at the ATLAS Experiment

Bansil, Hardeep Singh (2014)
Ph.D. thesis, University of Birmingham.

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A data sample of pp collisions with an integrated luminosity of 6.75 nb\(^{-1}\) was collected using a combination of a minimum bias trigger and a single jet trigger at √s = 7 TeV using the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider. It is analysed to study diffractive dijet production, i.e. events with a hadronic system containing at least two jets in addition to a large region of pseudorapidity devoid of hadronic activity. The cross section is presented differentially with respect to Δη\(^F\), the largest continuous region of pseudorapidity which extends from the edge of the detector at η = ±4.9 and contains no final state particles above threshold momentum cuts, over the region 0 < Δη\(^F\) < 6.5. It is also presented differentially in the variable ξ\(^±\), which estimates the fractional momentum loss of the proton in single diffractive dissociation (pp → pX) events. Comparing the data distributions with a Monte Carlo model suggest that fluctuations in the hadronisation process allow non-diffractive dijets to look like diffractive events, but that the data cannot be described solely by non-diffractive dijet production. In addition, the monitoring of the electromagnetic and jet efficiencies for the ATLAS Level-1 Calorimeter Trigger is described.

Type of Work:Ph.D. thesis.
Supervisor(s):Newman, Paul and Bracinik, Juraj
School/Faculty:Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Engineering & Physical Sciences
Department:Particle Physics Group, School of Physics and Astronomy
Subjects:QC Physics
Institution:University of Birmingham
ID Code:4814
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