Measurement of the inclusive isolated prompt photon cross section in pp collisions at sqrt s = 8 TeV with the ATLAS detector

Allbrooke, B M M, Asquith, L, Cerri, A, Chavez Barajas, C A, De Santo, A, Potter, C T, Salvatore, F, Santoyo Castillo, I, Suruliz, K, Sutton, M R, Vivarelli, I and The Atlas Collaboration, et al. (2016) Measurement of the inclusive isolated prompt photon cross section in pp collisions at sqrt s = 8 TeV with the ATLAS detector. Journal of High Energy Physics. ISSN 1029-8479

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Abstract

A measurement of the cross section for the inclusive production of isolated prompt photons in proton-proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of √s = 8 TeV is presented. The measurement covers the pseudorapidity ranges |ηγ | < 1.37 and 1.56 ≤ |ηγ | < 2.37 in the transverse energy range 25 < ETγ < 1500 GeV. The results are based on an integrated luminosity of 20.2 fb−1, recorded by the ATLAS detector at the LHC. Photon candidates are identified by combining information from the calorimeters and the inner tracker. The background is subtracted using a data-driven technique, based on the observed calorimeter shower-shape variables and the deposition of hadronic energy in a narrow cone around the photon candidate. The measured cross sections are compared with leading-order and next-to-leading order perturbative QCD calculations and are found to be in a good agreement over ten orders of magnitude.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences > Physics and Astronomy
Research Centres and Groups: Experimental Particle Physics Research Group
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Depositing User: Richard Chambers
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2016 13:27
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2017 17:43
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/63603

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