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A network of Timepix (TPX) devices installed in the ATLAS cavern measures the LHC luminosity as a function of time as a stand-alone system. The data were recorded from 13 TeV proton-proton collisions in 2015. Using two TPX devices, the number of hits created by particles passing the pixel matrices was counted. Read More

2016Dec
Authors: Andre Sopczak1
Affiliations: 1Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics, Czech Technical University in Prague

After the discovery of a Higgs boson, the measurements of its properties are at the forefront of research. The determination of the associated production of a Higgs boson and a pair of top quarks is of particular importance as the ttH Yukawa coupling is large and thus an excellent probe for physics beyond the Standard Model (SM). For the complete LHC Run-1 dataset, the combined ATLAS and CMS signal strength (defined as the ratio of measured cross-section to the SM prediction) was $\mu=2. Read More

A network of 16 Medipix-2 (MPX) silicon pixel devices was installed in the ATLAS detector cavern at CERN. It was designed to measure the composition and spectral characteristics of the radiation field in the ATLAS experiment and its surroundings. This study demonstrates that the MPX network can also be used as a self-sufficient luminosity monitoring system. Read More

The ATLAS-MPX detectors are based on the Medipix2 silicon devices designed by CERN for the detection of multiple types of radiation. Sixteen such detectors were successfully operated in the ATLAS detector at the LHC and collected data independently of the ATLAS data-recording chain from 2008 to 2013. Each ATLAS-MPX detector provides separate measurements of the bunch-integrated LHC luminosity. Read More

2010Nov
Authors: V. M. Abazov, B. Abbott, B. S. Acharya, M. Adams, T. Adams, G. D. Alexeev, G. Alkhazov, A. Altona, G. Alverson, G. A. Alves, L. S. Ancu, M. Aoki, Y. Arnoud, M. Arov, A. Askew, B. Asman, O. Atramentov, C. Avila, J. BackusMayes, F. Badaud, L. Bagby, B. Baldin, D. V. Bandurin, S. Banerjee, E. Barberis, P. Baringer, J. Barreto, J. F. Bartlett, U. Bassler, V. Bazterra, S. Beale, A. Bean, M. Begalli, M. Begel, C. Belanger-Champagne, L. Bellantoni, S. B. Beri, G. Bernardi, R. Bernhard, I. Bertram, M. Besancon, R. Beuselinck, V. A. Bezzubov, P. C. Bhat, V. Bhatnagar, G. Blazey, S. Blessing, K. Bloom, A. Boehnlein, D. Boline, T. A. Bolton, E. E. Boos, G. Borissov, T. Bose, A. Brandt, O. Brandt, R. Brock, G. Brooijmans, A. Bross, D. Brown, J. Brown, X. B. Bu, M. Buehler, V. Buescher, V. Bunichev, S. Burdinb, T. H. Burnett, C. P. Buszello, B. Calpas, E. Camacho-Perez, M. A. Carrasco-Lizarraga, B. C. K. Casey, H. Castilla-Valdez, S. Chakrabarti, D. Chakraborty, K. M. Chan, A. Chandra, G. Chen, S. Chevalier-Thery, D. K. Cho, S. W. Cho, S. Choi, B. Choudhary, T. Christoudias, S. Cihangir, D. Claes, J. Clutter, M. Cooke, W. E. Cooper, M. Corcoran, F. Couderc, M. -C. Cousinou, A. Croc, D. Cutts, M. Cwiok, A. Das, G. Davies, K. De, S. J. de Jong, E. De La Cruz-Burelo, F. Deliot, M. Demarteau, R. Demina, D. Denisov, S. P. Denisov, S. Desai, K. DeVaughan, H. T. Diehl, M. Diesburg, A. Dominguez, T. Dorland, A. Dubey, L. V. Dudko, D. Duggan, A. Duperrin, S. Dutt, A. Dyshkant, M. Eads, D. Edmunds, J. Ellison, V. D. Elvira, Y. Enari, H. Evans, A. Evdokimov, V. N. Evdokimov, G. Facini, T. Ferbel, F. Fiedler, F. Filthaut, W. Fisher, H. E. Fisk, M. Fortner, H. Fox, S. Fuess, T. Gadfort, A. Garcia-Bellido, V. Gavrilov, P. Gay, W. Geist, W. Geng, D. Gerbaudo, C. E. Gerber, Y. Gershtein, G. Ginther, G. Golovanov, A. Goussiou, P. D. Grannis, S. Greder, H. Greenlee, Z. D. Greenwood, E. M. Gregores, G. Grenier, Ph. Gris, J. -F. Grivaz, A. Grohsjean, S. Grunendahl, M. W. Grunewald, F. Guo, G. Gutierrez, P. Gutierrez, A. Haasc, S. Hagopian, J. Haley, L. Han, K. Harder, A. Harel, J. M. Hauptman, J. Hays, T. Head, T. Hebbeker, D. Hedin, H. Hegab, A. P. Heinson, U. Heintz, C. Hensel, I. Heredia-De La Cruz, K. Herner, G. Hesketh, M. D. Hildreth, R. Hirosky, T. Hoang, J. D. Hobbs, B. Hoeneisen, M. Hohlfeld, S. Hossain, Z. Hubacek, N. Huske, V. Hynek, I. Iashvili, R. Illingworth, A. S. Ito, S. Jabeen, M. Jaffre, S. Jain, D. Jamin, R. Jesik, K. Johns, M. Johnson, D. Johnston, A. Jonckheere, P. Jonsson, J. Joshi, A. Juste, K. Kaadze, E. Kajfasz, D. Karmanov, P. A. Kasper, I. Katsanos, R. Kehoe, S. Kermiche, N. Khalatyan, A. Khanov, A. Kharchilava, Y. N. Kharzheev, D. Khatidze, M. H. Kirby, J. M. Kohli, A. V. Kozelov, J. Kraus, A. Kumar, A. Kupco, T. Kurca, V. A. Kuzmin, J. Kvita, S. Lammers, G. Landsberg, P. Lebrun, H. S. Lee, S. W. Lee, W. M. Lee, J. Lellouch, L. Li, Q. Z. Li, S. M. Lietti, J. K. Lim, D. Lincoln, J. Linnemann, V. V. Lipaev, R. Lipton, Y. Liu, Z. Liu, A. Lobodenko, M. Lokajicek, P. Love, H. J. Lubatti, R. Luna-Garciae, A. L. Lyon, A. K. A. Maciel, D. Mackin, R. Madar, R. Magana-Villalba, S. Malik, V. L. Malyshev, Y. Maravin, J. Martinez-Ortega, R. McCarthy, C. L. McGivern, M. M. Meijer, A. Melnitchouk, D. Menezes, P. G. Mercadante, M. Merkin, A. Meyer, J. Meyer, N. K. Mondal, G. S. Muanza, M. Mulhearn, E. Nagy, M. Naimuddin, M. Narain, R. Nayyar, H. A. Neal, J. P. Negret, P. Neustroev, S. F. Novaes, T. Nunnemann, G. Obrant, J. Orduna, N. Osman, J. Osta, G. J. Otero y Garzon, M. Owen, M. Padilla, M. Pangilinan, N. Parashar, V. Parihar, S. K. Park, J. Parsons, R. Partridge, N. Parua, A. Patwa, B. Penning, M. Perfilov, K. Peters, Y. Peters, G. Petrillo, P. Petroff, R. Piegaia, J. Piper, M. -A. Pleier, P. L. M. Podesta-Lerma, V. M. Podstavkov, M. -E. Pol, P. Polozov, A. V. Popov, M. Prewitt, D. Price, S. Protopopescu, J. Qian, A. Quadt, B. Quinn, M. S. Rangel, K. Ranjan, P. N. Ratoff, I. Razumov, P. Renkel, P. Rich, M. Rijssenbeek, I. Ripp-Baudot, F. Rizatdinova, M. Rominsky, C. Royon, P. Rubinov, R. Ruchti, G. Safronov, G. Sajot, A. Sanchez-Hernandez, M. P. Sanders, B. Sanghi, A. S. Santos, G. Savage, L. Sawyer, T. Scanlon, R. D. Schamberger, Y. Scheglov, H. Schellman, T. Schliephake, S. Schlobohm, C. Schwanenberger, R. Schwienhorst, J. Sekaric, H. Severini, E. Shabalina, V. Shary, A. A. Shchukin, R. K. Shivpuri, V. Simak, V. Sirotenko, P. Skubic, P. Slattery, D. Smirnov, K. J. Smith, G. R. Snow, J. Snow, S. Snyder, S. Soldner-Rembold, L. Sonnenschein, A. Sopczak, M. Sosebee, K. Soustruznik, B. Spurlock, J. Stark, V. Stolin, D. A. Stoyanova, M. Strauss, D. Strom, L. Stutte, L. Suter, P. Svoisky, M. Takahashi, A. Tanasijczuk, W. Taylor, M. Titov, V. V. Tokmenin, Y. -T. Tsai, D. Tsybychev, B. Tuchming, C. Tully, P. M. Tuts, L. Uvarov, S. Uvarov, S. Uzunyan, R. Van Kooten, W. M. van Leeuwen, N. Varelas, E. W. Varnes, I. A. Vasilyev, P. Verdier, L. S. Vertogradov, M. Verzocchi, M. Vesterinen, D. Vilanova, P. Vint, P. Vokac, H. D. Wahl, M. H. L. S. Wang, J. Warchol, G. Watts, M. Wayne, M. Weberg, L. Welty-Rieger, A. White, D. Wicke, M. R. J. Williams, G. W. Wilson, S. J. Wimpenny, M. Wobisch, D. R. Wood, T. R. Wyatt, Y. Xie, C. Xu, S. Yacoob, R. Yamada, W. -C. Yang, T. Yasuda, Y. A. Yatsunenko, Z. Ye, H. Yin, K. Yip, S. W. Youn, J. Yu, S. Zelitch, T. Zhao, B. Zhou, J. Zhu, M. Zielinski, D. Zieminska, L. Zivkovic

We present a measurement of the helicity of the W boson produced in top quark decays using ttbar decays in the l+jets and dilepton final states selected from a sample of 5.4 fb^-1 of collisions recorded using the D0 detector at the Fermilab Tevatron ppbar collider. We measure the fractions of longitudinal and right-handed W bosons to be f_0 = 0. Read More

Over the last years the Tevatron Run-II has extended several limits on Higgs boson masses and coupling which were pioneered during the LEP accelerator operation between 1989 and 2000. Higgs boson searches will also be at the forefront of research at the LHC. This review concisely discusses the experimental constraints set by the CDF and D0 collaborations in summer 2010 at the beginning of the LHC era. Read More

2010Sep
Authors: V. M. Abazov, B. Abbott, M. Abolins, B. S. Acharya, M. Adams, T. Adams, G. D. Alexeev, G. Alkhazov, A. Altona, G. Alverson, G. A. Alves, L. S. Ancu, M. Aoki, Y. Arnoud, M. Arov, A. Askew, B. Åsman, O. Atramentov, C. Avila, J. BackusMayes, F. Badaud, L. Bagby, B. Baldin, D. V. Bandurin, S. Banerjee, E. Barberis, P. Baringer, J. Barreto, J. F. Bartlett, U. Bassler, V. Bazterra, S. Beale, A. Bean, M. Begalli, M. Begel, C. Belanger-Champagne, L. Bellantoni, S. B. Beri, G. Bernardi, R. Bernhard, I. Bertram, M. Besançon, R. Beuselinck, V. A. Bezzubov, P. C. Bhat, V. Bhatnagar, G. Blazey, S. Blessing, K. Bloom, A. Boehnlein, D. Boline, T. A. Bolton, E. E. Boos, G. Borissov, T. Bose, A. Brandt, O. Brandt, R. Brock, G. Brooijmans, A. Bross, D. Brown, J. Brown, X. B. Bu, D. Buchholz, M. Buehler, V. Buescher, V. Bunichev, S. Burdinb, T. H. Burnett, C. P. Buszello, B. Calpas, E. Camacho-Pérez, M. A. Carrasco-Lizarraga, B. C. K. Casey, H. Castilla-Valdez, S. Chakrabarti, D. Chakraborty, K. M. Chan, A. Chandra, G. Chen, S. Chevalier-Théry, D. K. Cho, S. W. Cho, S. Choi, B. Choudhary, T. Christoudias, S. Cihangir, D. Claes, J. Clutter, M. Cooke, W. E. Cooper, M. Corcoran, F. Couderc, M. -C. Cousinou, A. Croc, D. Cutts, M. Ćwiok, A. Das, G. Davies, K. De, S. J. de Jong, E. De La Cruz-Burelo, F. Déliot, M. Demarteau, 47 R. Demina, D. Denisov, S. P. Denisov, S. Desai, K. DeVaughan, H. T. Diehl, M. Diesburg, A. Dominguez, T. Dorland, A. Dubey, L. V. Dudko, D. Duggan, A. Duperrin, S. Dutt, A. Dyshkant, M. Eads, D. Edmunds, J. Ellison, V. D. Elvira, Y. Enari, S. Eno, H. Evans, A. Evdokimov, V. N. Evdokimov, G. Facini, T. Ferbel, F. Fiedler, F. Filthaut, W. Fisher, H. E. Fisk, M. Fortner, H. Fox, S. Fuess, T. Gadfort, A. Garcia-Bellido, V. Gavrilov, P. Gay, W. Geist, W. Geng, D. Gerbaudo, C. E. Gerber, Y. Gershtein, G. Ginther, G. Golovanov, A. Goussiou, P. D. Grannis, S. Greder, H. Greenlee, Z. D. Greenwood, E. M. Gregores, G. Grenier, Ph. Gris, J. -F. Grivaz, A. Grohsjean, S. Grünendahl, M. W. Grünewald, F. Guo, J. Guo, G. Gutierrez, P. Gutierrez, A. Haasc, S. Hagopian, J. Haley, L. Han, K. Harder, A. Harel, J. M. Hauptman, J. Hays, T. Head, T. Hebbeker, D. Hedin, H. Hegab, A. P. Heinson, U. Heintz, C. Hensel, I. Heredia-De La Cruz, K. Herner, G. Hesketh, M. D. Hildreth, R. Hirosky, T. Hoang, J. D. Hobbs, B. Hoeneisen, M. Hohlfeld, S. Hossain, Z. Hubacek, N. Huske, V. Hynek, I. Iashvili, R. Illingworth, A. S. Ito, S. Jabeen, M. Jaffré, S. Jain, D. Jamin, R. Jesik, K. Johns, M. Johnson, D. Johnston, A. Jonckheere, P. Jonsson, J. Joshi, A. Justed, K. Kaadze, E. Kajfasz, D. Karmanov, P. A. Kasper, I. Katsanos, R. Kehoe, S. Kermiche, N. Khalatyan, A. Khanov, A. Kharchilava, Y. N. Kharzheev, D. Khatidze, M. H. Kirby, J. M. Kohli, A. V. Kozelov, J. Kraus, A. Kumar, A. Kupco, T. Kurča, V. A. Kuzmin, J. Kvita, S. Lammers, G. Landsberg, P. Lebrun, H. S. Lee, S. W. Lee, W. M. Lee, J. Lellouch, L. Li, Q. Z. Li, S. M. Lietti, J. K. Lim, D. Lincoln, J. Linnemann, V. V. Lipaev, R. Lipton, Y. Liu, Z. Liu, A. Lobodenko, M. Lokajicek, P. Love, H. J. Lubatti, R. Luna-Garciae, A. L. Lyon, A. K. A. Maciel, D. Mackin, R. Madar, R. Magaña-Villalba, S. Malik, V. L. Malyshev, Y. Maravin, J. Martínez-Ortega, R. McCarthy, C. L. McGivern, M. M. Meijer, A. Melnitchouk, D. Menezes, P. G. Mercadante, M. Merkin, A. Meyer, J. Meyer, N. K. Mondal, G. S. Muanza, M. Mulhearn, E. Nagy, M. Naimuddin, M. Narain, R. Nayyar, H. A. Neal, J. P. Negret, P. Neustroev, S. F. Novaes, T. Nunnemann, G. Obrant, J. Orduna, N. Osman, J. Osta, G. J. Otero y Garzón, M. Owen, M. Padilla, M. Pangilinan, N. Parashar, V. Parihar, S. K. Park, J. Parsons, R. Partridgec, N. Parua, A. Patwa, B. Penning, M. Perfilov, K. Peters, Y. Peters, G. Petrillo, P. Pétroff, R. Piegaia, J. Piper, M. -A. Pleier, P. L. M. Podesta-Lermaf, V. M. Podstavkov, M. -E. Pol, P. Polozov, A. V. Popov, M. Prewitt, D. Price, S. Protopopescu, J. Qian, A. Quadt, B. Quinn, M. S. Rangel, K. Ranjan, P. N. Ratoff, I. Razumov, P. Renkel, P. Rich, M. Rijssenbeek, I. Ripp-Baudot, F. Rizatdinova, M. Rominsky, C. Royon, P. Rubinov, R. Ruchti, G. Safronov, G. Sajot, A. Sánchez-Hernández, M. P. Sanders, B. Sanghi, A. S. Santos, G. Savage, L. Sawyer, T. Scanlon, R. D. Schamberger, Y. Scheglov, H. Schellman, T. Schliephake, S. Schlobohm, C. Schwanenberger, R. Schwienhorst, J. Sekaric, H. Severini, E. Shabalina, V. Shary, A. A. Shchukin, R. K. Shivpuri, V. Simak, V. Sirotenko, P. Skubic, P. Slattery, D. Smirnov, K. J. Smith, G. R. Snow, J. Snow, S. Snyder, S. Söldner-Rembold, L. Sonnenschein, A. Sopczak, M. Sosebee, K. Soustruznik, B. Spurlock, J. Stark, V. Stolin, D. A. Stoyanova, E. Strauss, M. Strauss, D. Strom, L. Stutte, P. Svoisky, M. Takahashi, A. Tanasijczuk, W. Taylor, M. Titov, V. V. Tokmenin, D. Tsybychev, B. Tuchming, C. Tully, P. M. Tuts, L. Uvarov, S. Uvarov S. Uzunyan, R. Van Kooten, W. M. van Leeuwen, N. Varelas, E. W. Varnes, I. A. Vasilyev, P. Verdier, L. S. Vertogradov, M. Verzocchi, M. Vesterinen, D. Vilanova, P. Vint, P. Vokac, H. D. Wahl, M. H. L. S. Wang, J. Warchol, G. Watts, M. Wayne, M. Weberg, L. Welty-Rieger, M. Wetstein, A. White, D. Wicke M. R. J. Williams, G. W. Wilson, S. J. Wimpenny, M. Wobisch, D. R. Wood, T. R. Wyatt, Y. Xie, C. Xu, S. Yacoob, R. Yamada, W. -C. Yang, T. Yasuda, Y. A. Yatsunenko, Z. Ye, H. Yin, K. Yip, H. D. Yoo, S. W. Youn, J. Yu, S. Zelitch, T. Zhao, B. Zhou, J. Zhu, M. Zielinski, D. Zieminska, L. Zivkovic

We report the result of a search for the pair production of the lightest supersymmetric partner of the top quark ($\tilde{t}_1$) in $p\bar{p}$ collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 1.96 TeV at the Fermilab Tevatron collider corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 5.4 fb$^{-1}$. Read More

2010Sep
Authors: V. M. Abazov, B. Abbott, M. Abolins, B. S. Acharya, M. Adams, T. Adams, G. D. Alexeev, G. Alkhazov, A. Altona, G. Alverson, G. A. Alves, L. S. Ancu, M. Aoki, Y. Arnoud, M. Arov, A. Askew, B. Åsman, O. Atramentov, C. Avila, J. BackusMayes, F. Badaud, L. Bagby, B. Baldin, D. V. Bandurin, S. Banerjee, E. Barberis, P. Baringer, J. Barreto, J. F. Bartlett, U. Bassler, V. Bazterra, S. Beale, A. Bean, M. Begalli, M. Begel, C. Belanger-Champagne, L. Bellantoni, S. B. Beri, G. Bernardi, R. Bernhard, I. Bertram, M. Besançon, R. Beuselinck, V. A. Bezzubov, P. C. Bhat, V. Bhatnagar, G. Blazey, S. Blessing, K. Bloom, A. Boehnlein, D. Boline, T. A. Bolton, E. E. Boos, G. Borissov, T. Bose, A. Brandt, O. Brandt, R. Brock, G. Brooijmans, A. Bross, D. Brown, J. Brown, X. B. Bu, D. Buchholz, M. Buehler, V. Buescher, V. Bunichev, S. Burdinb, T. H. Burnett, C. P. Buszello, B. Calpas, E. Camacho-Pérez, M. A. Carrasco-Lizarraga, B. C. K. Casey, H. Castilla-Valdez, S. Chakrabarti, D. Chakraborty, K. M. Chan, A. Chandra, G. Chen, S. Chevalier-Théry, D. K. Cho, S. W. Cho, S. Choi, B. Choudhary, T. Christoudias, S. Cihangir, D. Claes, J. Clutter, M. Cooke, W. E. Cooper, M. Corcoran, F. Couderc, M. -C. Cousinou, A. Croc, D. Cutts, M. Ćwiok, A. Das, G. Davies, K. De, S. J. de Jong, E. De La Cruz-Burelo, F. Déliot, M. Demarteau, R. Demina, D. Denisov, S. P. Denisov, S. Desai, K. DeVaughan, H. T. Diehl, M. Diesburg, A. Dominguez, T. Dorland, A. Dubey, L. V. Dudko, D. Duggan, A. Duperrin, S. Dutt, A. Dyshkant, M. Eads, D. Edmunds, J. Ellison, V. D. Elvira, Y. Enari, S. Eno, H. Evans, A. Evdokimov, V. N. Evdokimov, G. Facini, T. Ferbel, F. Fiedler, F. Filthaut, W. Fisher, H. E. Fisk, M. Fortner, H. Fox, S. Fuess, T. Gadfort, A. Garcia-Bellido, V. Gavrilov, P. Gay, W. Geist, W. Geng, D. Gerbaudo, C. E. Gerber, Y. Gershtein, G. Ginther, G. Golovanov, A. Goussiou, P. D. Grannis, S. Greder, H. Greenlee, Z. D. Greenwood, E. M. Gregores, G. Grenier, Ph. Gris, J. -F. Grivaz, A. Grohsjean, S. Grnendahl, M. W. Grünewald, F. Guo, J. Guo, G. Gutierrez, P. Gutierrez, A. Haasc, S. Hagopian, J. Haley, L. Han, K. Harder, A. Harel, J. M. Hauptman, J. Hays, T. Head, T. Hebbeker, D. Hedin, H. Hegab, A. P. Heinson, U. Heintz, C. Hensel, I. Heredia-De La Cruz, K. Herner, G. Hesketh, M. D. Hildreth, R. Hirosky, T. Hoang, J. D. Hobbs, B. Hoeneisen, M. Hohlfeld, S. Hossain, Z. Hubacek, N. Huske, V. Hynek, I. Iashvili, R. Illingworth, A. S. Ito, S. Jabeen, M. Jaffré, S. Jain, D. Jamin, R. Jesik, K. Johns, M. Johnson, D. Johnston, A. Jonckheere, P. Jonsson, J. Joshi, A. Justed, K. Kaadze, E. Kajfasz, D. Karmanov, P. A. Kasper, I. Katsanos, R. Kehoe, S. Kermiche, N. Khalatyan, A. Khanov, A. Kharchilava, Y. N. Kharzheev, D. Khatidze, M. H. Kirby, J. M. Kohli, A. V. Kozelov, J. Kraus, A. Kumar, A. Kupco, T. Kurča, V. A. Kuzmin, J. Kvita, S. Lammers, G. Landsberg, P. Lebrun, H. S. Lee, S. W. Lee, W. M. Lee, J. Lellouch, L. Li, Q. Z. Li, S. M. Lietti, J. K. Lim, D. Lincoln, J. Linnemann, V. V. Lipaev, R. Lipton, Y. Liu, Z. Liu, A. Lobodenko, M. Lokajicek, P. Love, H. J. Lubatti, R. Luna-Garciae, A. L. Lyon, A. K. A. Maciel, D. Mackin, R. Madar, R. Magaña-Villalba, S. Malik, V. L. Malyshev, Y. Maravin, J. Martínez-Ortega, R. McCarthy, C. L. McGivern, M. M. Meijer, A. Melnitchouk, D. Menezes, P. G. Mercadante, M. Merkin, A. Meyer, J. Meyer, N. K. Mondal, G. S. Muanza, M. Mulhearn, E. Nagy, M. Naimuddin, M. Narain, R. Nayyar, H. A. Neal, J. P. Negret, P. Neustroev, S. F. Novaes, T. Nunnemann, G. Obrant, J. Orduna, N. Osman, J. Osta, G. J. Otero y Garzón, M. Owen, M. Padilla, M. Pangilinan, N. Parashar, V. Parihar, S. K. Park, J. Parsons, R. Partridgec, N. Parua, A. Patwa, B. Penning, M. Perfilov, K. Peters, Y. Peters, G. Petrillo, P. Pétroff, R. Piegaia, J. Piper, M. -A. Pleier, P. L. M. Podesta-Lermaf, V. M. Podstavkov, M. -E. Pol, P. Polozov, A. V. Popov, M. Prewitt, D. Price, S. Protopopescu, J. Qian, A. Quadt, B. Quinn, M. S. Rangel, K. Ranjan, P. N. Ratoff, I. Razumov, P. Renkel, P. Rich, M. Rijssenbeek, I. Ripp-Baudot, F. Rizatdinova, M. Rominsky, C. Royon, P. Rubinov, R. Ruchti, G. Safronov, G. Sajot, A. Sánchez-Hernández, M. P. Sanders, B. Sanghi, A. S. Santos, G. Savage, L. Sawyer, T. Scanlon, R. D. Schamberger, Y. Scheglov, H. Schellman, T. Schliephake, S. Schlobohm, C. Schwanenberger, R. Schwienhorst, J. Sekaric, H. Severini, E. Shabalina, V. Shary, A. A. Shchukin, R. K. Shivpuri, V. Simak, V. Sirotenko, P. Skubic, P. Slattery, D. Smirnov, K. J. Smith, G. R. Snow, J. Snow, S. Snyder, S. Söldner-Rembold, L. Sonnenschein, A. Sopczak, M. Sosebee, K. Soustruznik, B. Spurlock, J. Stark, V. Stolin, D. A. Stoyanova, E. Strauss, M. Strauss, D. Strom, L. Stutte, P. Svoisky, M. Takahashi, A. Tanasijczuk, W. Taylor, M. Titov, V. V. Tokmenin, D. Tsybychev, B. Tuchming, C. Tully, P. M. Tuts, L. Uvarov, S. Uvarov S. Uzunyan, R. Van Kooten, W. M. van Leeuwen, N. Varelas, E. W. Varnes, I. A. Vasilyev, P. Verdier, L. S. Vertogradov, M. Verzocchi, M. Vesterinen, D. Vilanova, P. Vint, P. Vokac, H. D. Wahl, M. H. L. S. Wang, J. Warchol, G. Watts, M. Wayne, M. Weberg, L. Welty-Rieger, M. Wetstein, A. White, D. Wicke M. R. J. Williams, G. W. Wilson, S. J. Wimpenny, M. Wobisch, D. R. Wood, T. R. Wyatt, Y. Xie, C. Xu, S. Yacoob, R. Yamada, W. -C. Yang, T. Yasuda, Y. A. Yatsunenko, Z. Ye, H. Yin, K. Yip, H. D. Yoo, S. W. Youn, J. Yu, S. Zelitch, T. Zhao, B. Zhou, J. Zhu, M. Zielinski, D. Zieminska, L. Zivkovic

We extract the total width of the top quark, Gamma_t, from the partial decay width Gamma(t -> W b) measured using the t-channel cross section for single top quark production and from the branching fraction B(t -> W b) measured in ttbar events using up to 2.3 fb^-1 of integrated luminosity collected by the D0 Collaboration at the Tevatron ppbar Collider. The result is Gamma_t = 1. Read More

Charge Coupled Devices (CCDs) have been successfully used in several high energy physics experiments over the past two decades. Their high spatial resolution and thin sensitive layers make them an excellent tool for studying short-lived particles. The Linear Collider Flavour Identification (LCFI) Collaboration has been developing Column-Parallel CCDs for the vertex detector of a future Linear Collider which can be read out many times faster than standard CCDs. Read More

The precision measurements envisaged at the International Linear Collider (ILC) depend on excellent instrumentation and reconstruction software. The correct identification of heavy flavour jets, placing unprecedented requirements on the quality of the vertex detector, will be central for the ILC programme. This paper describes the LCFIVertex software, which provides tools for vertex finding and for identification of the flavour and charge of the leading hadron in heavy flavour jets. Read More

For the preparation of the experimental search for charged Higgs bosons at the LHC detailed studies have been made to determine the expected charged Higgs boson production cross-sections and decay branching ratios at sqrts = 14 TeV. In the mass regime below the t-quark mass the expected production cross-sections are discussed using PYTHIA and FeynHiggs program packages based on the decay t to H^+b. For higher masses Next-to-Leading-Order (NLO calculations have been used, and particular attention has been given to the intermediate-mass region. Read More

Over the last years the Tevatron Run-II has extended several limits on Higgs boson masses and coupling which were pioneered during the LEP accelerator operation between 1989 and 2000. Higgs boson searches will also be at the forefront of research at the LHC. This review concisely discusses the experimental constraints set by the CDF and D0 collaborations in winter 2008/2009 at the beginning of the LHC era. Read More

Charge Coupled Devices (CCDs) have been successfully used in several high energy physics experiments over the past two decades. Their high spatial resolution and thin sensitive layers make them an excellent tool for studying short-lived particles. The Linear Collider Flavour Identification (LCFI) collaboration is developing Column-Parallel CCDs (CPCCDs) for the vertex detector of a future Linear Collider. Read More

Charge Coupled Devices (CCDs) have been successfully used in several high energy physics experiments over the past two decades. Their high spatial resolution and thin sensitive layers make them an excellent tool for studying short-lived particles. The Linear Collider Flavour Identification (LCFI) collaboration is developing Column-Parallel CCDs (CPCCDs) for the vertex detector of a future Linear Collider. Read More

Many theoretical models, like the Standard Model or SUSY at large tan(beta), predict Higgs bosons or new particles which decay more abundantly to final states including tau leptons than to other leptons. At the energy scale of the LHC, the identification of tau leptons, in particular in the hadronic decay mode, will be a challenging task due to an overwhelming QCD background which gives rise to jets of particles that can be hard to distinguish from hadronic tau decays. Equipped with excellent tracking and calorimetry, the ATLAS experiment has developed tau identification tools capable of working at the trigger level. Read More

The importance of collimator R&D with test beam facilities is demonstrated with the example of ILC collimator studies at SLAC End Station A. Related LHC collimator aspects and longer term plans are addressed. Read More

This collection of studies on new physics at the LHC constitutes the report of the supersymmetry working group at the Workshop `Physics at TeV Colliders', Les Houches, France, 2007. They cover the wide spectrum of phenomenology in the LHC era, from alternative models and signatures to the extraction of relevant observables, the study of the MSSM parameter space and finally to the interplay of LHC observations with additional data expected on a similar time scale. The special feature of this collection is that while not each of the studies is explicitely performed together by theoretical and experimental LHC physicists, all of them were inspired by and discussed in this particular environment. Read More

Most supersymmetric models predict new particles within the reach of the next generation of colliders. For an understanding of the model structure and the mechanism(s) of electroweak symmetry breaking, it is important to know the masses of the new particles precisely. The measurement of the mass of the scalar partner of the top quark (stop) at an e+e- collider is studied. Read More

2007Dec

Results of detailed simulations of the charge transfer inefficiency of a prototype serial readout CCD chip are reported. The effect of radiation damage on the chip operating in a particle detector at high frequency at a future accelerator is studied, specifically the creation of two electron trap levels, 0.17 eV and 0. Read More

Precision measurement of the stop mass at the ILC is done in a method based on cross-sections measurements at two different center-of-mass energies. This allows to minimize both the statistical and systematic errors. In the framework of the MSSM, a light stop, compatible with electro-weak baryogenesis, is studied in its decay into a charm jet and neutralino, the Lightest Supersymmetric Particle(LSP), as a candidate of dark matter. Read More

Scalar top studies at the ILC are reviewed from initial sensitivity studies to a new precision mass determination method. Read More

Many supersymmetric models predict new particles within the reach of the next generation of colliders. For an understanding of the model structure and the mechanism(s) of symmetry breaking, it is important to know the masses of the new particles precisely. In this article the measurement of the mass of the scalar partner of the top quark (stop) at an e+e- collider is studied. Read More

2007Nov
Authors: Andre Sopczak1
Affiliations: 1Lancaster University, UK; on behalf of the LCFI Collaboration

Charge Coupled Devices (CCDs) have been successfully used in several high energy physics experiments over the past two decades. Their high spatial resolution and thin sensitive layers make them an excellent tool for studying short-lived particles. The Linear Collider Flavour Identification (LCFI) collaboration is developing Column-Parallel CCDs (CPCCDs) for the vertex detector of the International Linear Collider (ILC). Read More

2007Aug
Affiliations: 1Southampton U., 2Southampton U. and Orsay, LPT, 3Uppsala U., 4Uppsala U. and Lancaster U.

We report on detailed Monte Carlo comparisons of selection variables to separate tbH+ signal events from the Standard Model ttbar background using an Iterative Discriminant Analysis (IDA) method. While kinematic differences exist between the two processes whenever m(H+).ne. Read More

The search for Higgs bosons in both the standard model and its extensions is well under way at the Tevatron. As the integrated luminosity collected increases into the multiple inverse femptobarn range, these searches are becoming very interesting indeed. Meanwhile, the construction of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and its associated experiments at CERN are nearing completion. Read More

Results of detailed simulations of the charge transfer inefficiency of a prototype CCD chip are reported. The effect of radiation damage in a particle detector operating at a future accelerator is studied by examining two electron trap levels, 0.17 eV and 0. Read More

Light scalar top quarks with a small mass difference with respect to the neutralino mass are of particular cosmological interest. This study uses an Iterative Discriminant Analysis method to optimize the expected selection efficiency at a International Linear Collider (ILC). A previous study at sqrt(s)=260 GeV with 50 fb-1 has been extended to sqrt(s)=500 GeV with 500 fb-1, and results from both studies are compared. Read More

A vertex detector concept of the Linear Collider Flavour Identification (LCFI) collaboration, which studies pixel detectors for heavy quark flavour identification, has been implemented in simulations for c-quark tagging in scalar top studies. The production and decay of scalar top quarks (stops) is particularly interesting for the development of the vertex detector as only two c-quarks and missing energy (from undetected neutralinos) are produced for light stops. Previous studies investigated the vertex detector design in scenarios with large mass differences between stop and neutralino, corresponding to large visible energy in the detector. Read More

Light scalar top quarks with a small mass difference with respect to the neutralino mass are of particular cosmological interest. This study uses an Iterative Discriminant Analysis method to optimize the expected selection efficiency at a International Linear Collider (ILC). Read More

The Tevatron Run-II started data-taking in spring 2001 and several searches for new particles have been performed. The preliminary 2005 results are concisely reviewed for the experiments CDF and D0. Model-independent and model-dependent limits on Higgs boson and Supersymmetric particle production are set and interpretations are given. Read More

The precision determination of scalar top quark properties will play an important role at a future International Linear Collider (ILC). Recent and ongoing studies are discussed for different experimental topologies in the detector. First results are presented for small mass differences between the scalar top and neutralino masses. Read More

The alignment procedure of the Silicon Microstrip Tracker, SMT, and the Central Fiber Tracker, CFT, is described. Alignment uncertainties and resulting systematic errors in physics analyses are addressed. Read More

2006Feb
Affiliations: 1ed., 2ed., 3ed.

The work contained herein constitutes a report of the "Beyond the Standard Model'' working group for the Workshop "Physics at TeV Colliders", Les Houches, France, 2-20 May, 2005. We present reviews of current topics as well as original research carried out for the workshop. Supersymmetric and non-supersymmetric models are studied, as well as computational tools designed in order to facilitate their phenomenology. Read More

2006Feb
Authors: Andre Sopczak1
Affiliations: 1On behalf of the ALEPH, DELPHI, L3, OPAL Collaborations, and the LEP Working Group for Higgs Boson Searches

Final results from the MSSM Higgs boson searches from the LEP experiments ALEPH, DELPHI, L3 and OPAL are presented. The results are statistically combined and the statistical significance for signal and background hypotheses are given. Upper bounds on the production cross sections are set for several Higgs-like topologies. Read More

This report reviews the properties of Higgs bosons in the Standard Model (SM) and its various extensions. We give an extensive overview about the potential of the ILC operated at centre-of-mass energies up to 1 TeV (including the gamma gamma option) for the determination of the Higgs boson properties. This comprises the measurement of the Higgs boson mass, its couplings to SM fermions and gauge bosons, and the determination of the spin and the CP quantum numbers of the Higgs. Read More

The Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model opens the possibility of electroweak baryogenesis provided that the light scalar top quark (stop) is lighter than the top quark. In addition, the lightest neutralino is an ideal candidate to explain the existence of dark matter. For a light stop with mass close to the lightest neutralino, the stop-neutralino co-annihilation mechanism becomes efficient, thus rendering the predicted dark matter density compatible with observations. Read More

A compelling framework to explain dark matter and electroweak baryogenesis is supersymmetry with light scalar top quarks (stops) and a small mass difference between the stop and the lightest neutralino. In this work, the stop detection capability at the ILC for small mass differences between the stop and the neutralino is studied. The analysis is based on a fast and realistic detector simulation. Read More

2005Jul
Authors: Andre Sopczak1
Affiliations: 1Lancaster University, on behalf of the LCFI Collaboration

The Linear Collider Flavour Identification (LCFI) collaboration studies CCD detectors for quark flavour identification in the framework of a future linear e+e- collider. The flavour identification is based on precision reconstruction of charged tracks very close to the interaction point. Therefore, this detector will be exposed to a high level of radiation and thus an important aspect of the vertex detector development are radiation hardness studies. Read More

2005May
Affiliations: 1SLAC, 2SLAC, 3SLAC, 4SLAC, 5SLAC, 6SLAC, 7SLAC, 8SLAC, 9SLAC, 10SLAC, 11SLAC, 12SLAC, 13SLAC, 14SLAC, 15SLAC, 16SLAC, 17SLAC, 18SLAC, 19SLAC, 20CCLRC, 21CCLRC, 22CCLRC, 23CCLRC, 24CCLRC, 25CCLRC, 26CERN, 27DESY, 28KEK, 29LLNL, 30Lancaster U., 31Lancaster U., 32Lancaster U., 33Lancaster U., 34Lancaster U., 35Manchester U., 36Manchester U., 37Manchester U., 38Notre Dame U., 39QMUL, London, 40QMUL, London, 41QMUL, London, 42QMUL, London, 43QMUL, London, 44QMUL, London, 45TEMF TU Darmstadt, 46TEMF TU Darmstadt, 47U. of Birmingham, 48U. of Bristol, 49U. of Bristol, 50U. of California, Berkeley, 51U. of Cambridge, 52U. of Cambridge, 53U. of Cambridge, 54UCL, London, 55UCL, London, 56UCL, London, 57UCL, London, 58UCL, London, 59U. of Massachusetts, Amherst, 60U. of Oregon, 61U. of Oregon

The SLAC Linac can deliver damped bunches with ILC parameters for bunch charge and bunch length to End Station A. A 10Hz beam at 28.5 GeV energy can be delivered there, parasitic with PEP-II operation. Read More

New preliminary combined results from the LEP experiments on searches for the Higgs boson beyond the Standard Model are presented. The new determination of the top quark mass at the Tevatron in 2004 influences the interpretations of the LEP results in both, the Standard Model, and the Minimal Supersymmetric extension of the Standard Model. Higgs boson physics will also be a major research area at the future Linear Collider. Read More

2004Oct
Authors: LHC/LC Study Group, :, G. Weiglein, T. Barklow, E. Boos, A. De Roeck, K. Desch, F. Gianotti, R. Godbole, J. F. Gunion, H. E. Haber, S. Heinemeyer, J. L. Hewett, K. Kawagoe, K. Monig, M. M. Nojiri, G. Polesello, F. Richard, S. Riemann, W. J. Stirling, A. G. Akeroyd, B. C. Allanach, D. Asner, S. Asztalos, H. Baer, M. Battaglia, U. Baur, P. Bechtle, G. Belanger, A. Belyaev, E. L. Berger, T. Binoth, G. A. Blair, S. Boogert, F. Boudjema, D. Bourilkov, W. Buchmuller, V. Bunichev, G. Cerminara, M. Chiorboli, H. Davoudiasl, S. Dawson, S. De Curtis, F. Deppisch, M. A. Diaz, M. Dittmar, A. Djouadi, D. Dominici, U. Ellwanger, J. L. Feng, I. F. Ginzburg, A. Giolo-Nicollerat, B. K. Gjelsten, S. Godfrey, D. Grellscheid, J. Gronberg, E. Gross, J. Guasch, K. Hamaguchi, T. Han, J. Hisano, W. Hollik, C. Hugonie, T. Hurth, J. Jiang, A. Juste, J. Kalinowski, W. Kilian, R. Kinnunen, S. Kraml, M. Krawczyk, A. Krokhotine, T. Krupovnickas, R. Lafaye, S. Lehti, H. E. Logan, E. Lytken, V. Martin, H. -U. Martyn, D. J. Miller, S. Moretti, F. Moortgat, G. Moortgat-Pick, M. Muhlleitner, P. Niezurawski, A. Nikitenko, L. H. Orr, P. Osland, A. F. Osorio, H. Pas, T. Plehn, W. Porod, A. Pukhov, F. Quevedo, D. Rainwater, M. Ratz, A. Redelbach, L. Reina, T. Rizzo, R. Ruckl, H. J. Schreiber, M. Schumacher, A. Sherstnev, S. Slabospitsky, J. Sola, A. Sopczak, M. Spira, M. Spiropulu, Z. Sullivan, M. Szleper, T. M. P. Tait, X. Tata, D. R. Tovey, A. Tricomi, M. Velasco, D. Wackeroth, C. E. M. Wagner, S. Weinzierl, P. Wienemann, T. Yanagida, A. F. Zarnecki, D. Zerwas, P. M. Zerwas, L. Zivkovic

Physics at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and the International e+e- Linear Collider (ILC) will be complementary in many respects, as has been demonstrated at previous generations of hadron and lepton colliders. This report addresses the possible interplay between the LHC and ILC in testing the Standard Model and in discovering and determining the origin of new physics. Mutual benefits for the physics programme at both machines can occur both at the level of a combined interpretation of Hadron Collider and Linear Collider data and at the level of combined analyses of the data, where results obtained at one machine can directly influence the way analyses are carried out at the other machine. Read More

Latest results from the combined data of the four LEP experiments ALEPH, DELPHI, L3 and OPAL on Higgs boson searches in extensions of the Standard Model (SM) are presented. Read More

Theoretical progress in Higgs boson production and background processes is discussed with particular emphasis on QCD corrections at and beyond next-to-leading order as well as next-to-leading order electroweak corrections. The residual theoretical uncertainties of the investigated processes are estimated in detail. Moreover, recent investigations of the MSSM Higgs sector and other extensions of the SM Higgs sector are presented. Read More

This review illustrates by means of sample reactions the potential of a future global e+e- Linear Collider (LC) for precision measurements of Supersymmetric particles with emphasis on recent studies and addressing major research directions. Read More

Final results from the combined data of the four LEP experiments ALEPH, DELPHI, L3 and OPAL on Standard Model (SM) Higgs boson searches are presented. New preliminary results of searches in extended models are reviewed. Read More

2003Dec
Affiliations: 1Uppsala University, Sweden, 2Lancaster University, UK, 3Southampton University, UK, 4Uppsala University, Sweden, 5Lancaster University, UK

Charged Higgs boson production in association with a top quark could be the first indication of the existence of Higgs particles. The Tevatron Run-II started data-taking in April 2001 at a centre-of-mass energy of 1960 GeV and could probe the existence of a charged Higgs boson beyond the current mass limit. We study the ppbar -> tbH^+/- production process with Monte Carlo simulations in HERWIG and PYTHIA, comparing expected cross sections and basic selection variables. Read More

The ratio of neutral Higgs field vacuum expectation values, tan(beta), is one of the most important parameters to determine in either the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model (MSSM) or a general type-II Two-Higgs Doublet Model (2HDM). Assuming an energy and integrated luminosity of sqrts=500 GeV and L=2000 fb-1 at a future linear collider (LC), we show that a very accurate determination of tan(beta) will be possible for low and high tan(beta) values by measuring the production rates of Higgs bosons and reconstructing Higgs boson decays. In particular, based on a TESLA simulation, and assuming no other light Higgs bosons and 100<=mA<=200 GeV, we find that the rate for the process e+e- --> bbA --> bbbb provides a good determination of tan(beta) at high tan(beta). Read More

The scalar top discovery potential has been studied for the TESLA project with a full-statistics background simulation at sqrt(s)=500 GeV and L=500 fb-1. The beam polarization is very important to measure the scalar top mixing angle and to determine its mass. The latest estimation of the beam polarization parameters is applied. Read More

The ratio of the vacuum expectation value of the two Higgs doublets, tan(beta), is an important parameter of the general 2-Higgs-Doublet Model (2HDM) and the Minimal Supersymmetric extension of the Standard Model (MSSM). The expected uncertainty on the determination of tan(beta) at a Linear Collider (LC) of at least 500 GeV center-of-mass energy and high luminosity is reviewed based on studies of neutral and charged Higgs boson production. Read More