Publications by Lydia Beresford


Jet energy scale measurements and their systematic uncertainties in proton-proton collisions at with the ATLAS detector

Physical Review D American Physical Society 96 (2017) 072002-

M Aaboud, G Aad, B Abbott, G Artoni, M Backes, AJ Barr, AK Becker, L Beresford, D Bortoletto, J Burr, AM Cooper-Sarkar, WJ Fawcett, JA Frost, EJ Gallas, F Giuli, C Gwenlan, CP Hays, BT Huffman, C Issever, JKK Liu, L Marchese, K Nagai, ME Nelson, RB Nickerson, N Norjoharuddeen

<p>Jet energy scale measurements and their systematic uncertainties are reported for jets measured with the ATLAS detector using proton-proton collision data with a center-of-mass energy of √s = 13 TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3.2 fb^−1 collected during 2015 at the LHC. Jets are reconstructed from energy deposits forming topological clusters of calorimeter cells, using the anti-kt algorithm with radius parameter R = 0.4. Jets are calibrated with a series of simulation-based corrections and in situ techniques. In situ techniques exploit the transverse momentum balance between a jet and a reference object such as a photon, Z boson, or multijet system for jets with 20 &lt; pT &lt; 2000 GeV and pseudorapidities of |η| &lt; 4.5, using both data and simulation. An uncertainty in the jet energy scale of less than 1% is found in the central calorimeter region (|η| &lt; 1.2) for jets with 100 &lt; pT &lt; 500 GeV. An uncertainty of about 4.5% is found for low-pT jets with pT = 20 GeV in the central region, dominated by uncertainties in the corrections for multiple proton-proton interactions. The calibration of forward jets (|η| &gt; 0.8) is derived from dijet pT balance measurements. For jets of pT = 80 GeV, the additional uncertainty for the forward jet calibration reaches its largest value of about 2% in the range |η| &gt; 3.5 and in a narrow slice of 2.2 &lt; |η| &lt; 2.4.</p>


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