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

Author(s): Onofre, A. ; Castro, Nuno Filipe Silva Fernandes ; ATLAS Collaboration

Date: 2016

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Origin: RepositóriUM - Universidade do Minho

Project/scholarship: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/FCT/3599-PPCDT/143069/PT ;

Subject(s): Hadron-Hadron scattering (experiments); Photon production; proton-proton scattering; Ciências Naturais::Ciências Físicas; Ciências Naturais::Ciências Físicas; Ciências Naturais::Ciências Físicas; Science & Technology; Science & Technology; Science & Technology


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.

Document Type Journal article
Language English
Contributor(s) Onofre, A.; Castro, Nuno Filipe Silva Fernandes; ATLAS Collaboration
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