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Inclusive jet cross sections in proton-proton collisions at 7.0 TeV center-of-mass energy with the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider

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Perez, Kerstin Marie (2011) Inclusive jet cross sections in proton-proton collisions at 7.0 TeV center-of-mass energy with the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechTHESIS:06072011-111915320

Abstract

Inclusive jet cross sections are measured using the full 2010 ATLAS data set, corresponding to approximately 37 pb^-1 of proton-proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 7 TeV provided by the Large Hadron Collider. The cross sections are dened using the anti-kt algorithm with two jet size parameters, R = 0.6 and R = 0.4, and shown as a function of jet transverse momentum and rapidity. The measurements extend to a maximum transverse momentum of 1.5 TeV and a maximum absolute rapidity of 4.4, far surpassing previous inclusive jet analyses. The cross sections are corrected for detector effects and compared to predictions from next-to-leading order perturbative quantum chromodynamics that are corrected for the non-perturbative eects of hadronization and underlying event. Comparisons are made to predictions obtained from a variety of modern parton distribution functions. Good agreement is seen across the full measured range, validating the theory in a new kinematic region. Small discrepancies in the high transverse momentum and high rapidity regions indicate the utility of including this data in the derivation of future parton distribution functions.

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Subject Keywords:ATLAS, LHC, inclusive jet, jet, QCD, parton distribution functions, hadronic
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy
Major Option:Physics
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Hughes, Emlyn Willard
Thesis Committee:
  • Newman, Harvey B.
  • Politzer, Hugh David
  • Tombrello, Thomas A.
  • Hughes, Emlyn Willard (chair)
Defense Date:13 May 2011
Record Number:CaltechTHESIS:06072011-111915320
Persistent URL:http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechTHESIS:06072011-111915320
Default Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:6503
Collection:CaltechTHESIS
Deposited By: Kerstin Perez
Deposited On:08 Jun 2011 18:53
Last Modified:26 Dec 2012 04:37

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