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Type: Journal article
Title: Identification and rejection of pile-up jets at high pseudorapidity with the ATLAS detector
Author: Aaboud, M.
Aad, G.
Abbott, B.
Abdallah, J.
Abdinov, O.
Abeloos, B.
Abidi, S.
AbouZeid, O.
Abraham, N.
Abramowicz, H.
Abreu, H.
Abreu, R.
Abulaiti, Y.
Acharya, B.
Adachi, S.
Adamczyk, L.
Adelman, J.
Adersberger, M.
Adye, T.
Affolder, A.
et al.
Citation: European Physical Journal C, 2017; 77(9):580-1-580-32
Publisher: Springer Nature
Issue Date: 2017
ISSN: 1434-6044
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M. Aaboud ... P. Jackson ... A. Petridis ... M.J. White ... et al. (The ATLAS Collaboration)
Abstract: The rejection of forward jets originating from additional proton–proton interactions (pile-up) is crucial for a variety of physics analyses at the LHC, including Standard Model measurements and searches for physics beyond the Standard Model. The identification of such jets is challenging due to the lack of track and vertex information in the pseudorapidity range |η| > 2.5. This paper presents a novel strategy for forward pile-up jet tagging that exploits jet shapes and topological jet correlations in pile-up interactions. Measurements of the per-jet tagging efficiency are presented using a data set of 3.2 fb⁻¹ of proton–proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 13 TeV collected with the ATLAS detector. The fraction of pile-up jets rejected in the range 2.5 < |η| < 4.5 is estimated in simulated events with an average of 22 interactions per bunch-crossing. It increases with jet transverse momentum and, for jets with transverse momentum between 20 and 50 GeV, it ranges between 49% and 67% with an efficiency of 85% for selecting hard-scatter jets. A case study is performed in Higgs boson production via the vector-boson fusion process, showing that these techniques mitigate the background growth due to additional proton–proton interactions, thus enhancing the reach for such signatures.
Keywords: ATLAS Collaboration
Rights: © CERN for the benefit of the ATLAS collaboration 2017, corrected publication September 2017. This article is an open access publication. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made. Funded by SCOAP³.
RMID: 0030077397
DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-017-5081-5
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