Combinations of single-top-quark production cross-section measurements and |fLVVtb| determinations at √s = 7 and 8 TeV with the ATLAS and CMS experiments
Aaboud, Morad; Aad, Georges; Abbott, Brad; Abbott, Dale C.; Abdinov, Ovsat Bahram oglu; Abed Abud, Adam; Abhayasinghe, Deshan Kavishka; Abidi, Syed Haider; AbouZeid, Hass; Abraham, Nadine L.; Buanes, Trygve; Djuvsland, Julia Isabell; Eigen, Gerald; Fomin, Nikolai; Lipniacka, Anna; Martin dit Latour, Bertrand; Mæland, Steffen; Stugu, Bjarne; Yang, Zongchang; Bugge, Magnar Kopangen; Cameron, David Gordon; Catmore, James Richard; Feigl, Simon; Franconi, Laura; Garonne, Vincent; Gramstad, Eirik; Hellesund, Simen; Morisbak, Vanja; Oppen, Henrik; Ould-Saada, Farid; Pedersen, Maiken; Read, Alexander Lincoln; Røhne, Ole Myren; Sandaker, Heidi; Serfon, Cédric; Vadla, Knut Oddvar Høie; Abramowicz, Halina; Abreu, Henso; Abulaiti, Yiming; Acharya, Bobby S.; Adachi, Shunsuke; Adam, Lennart; Adamczyk, Leszek; Adamek, Lukas; Adelman, Jareed; Adersberger, Michael; Adigüzel, Aytül; Adorni Braccesi Chiassi, Sofia; Adye, Tim; Affolder, Anthony Allen; ATLAS, Collaboration
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This paper presents the combinations of single-top-quark production cross-section measurements by the ATLAS and CMS Collaborations, using data from LHC proton-proton collisions at s√ = 7 and 8 TeV corresponding to integrated luminosities of 1.17 to 5.1 fb−1 at s√ = 7 TeV and 12.2 to 20.3 fb−1 at s√ = 8 TeV. These combinations are performed per centre-of-mass energy and for each production mode: t-channel, tW, and s-channel. The combined t-channel cross-sections are 67.5 ± 5.7 pb and 87.7 ± 5.8 pb at s√ = 7 and 8 TeV respectively. The combined tW cross-sections are 16.3 ± 4.1 pb and 23.1 ± 3.6 pb at s√ = 7 and 8 TeV respectively. For the s-channel cross-section, the combination yields 4.9 ± 1.4 pb at s√ = 8 TeV. The square of the magnitude of the CKM matrix element Vtb multiplied by a form factor fLV is determined for each production mode and centre-of-mass energy, using the ratio of the measured cross-section to its theoretical prediction. It is assumed that the top-quark-related CKM matrix elements obey the relation |Vtd|, |Vts| ≪ |Vtb|. All the |fLVVtb|2 determinations, extracted from individual ratios at s√ = 7 and 8 TeV, are combined, resulting in |fLVVtb| = 1.02 ± 0.04 (meas.) ± 0.02 (theo.). All combined measurements are consistent with their corresponding Standard Model predictions.