A measurement of the calorimeter response to single hadrons and determination of the jet energy scale uncertainty using LHC Run-1 pp-collision data with the ATLAS detector

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  • ATLAS Collaboration

Colleges, School and Institutes

Abstract

A measurement of the calorimeter response to isolated charged hadrons in the ATLAS detector at the LHC is presented. This measurement is performed with 3.2 nb −1−1 of proton–proton collision data at s√=7s=7 TeVTeV from 2010 and 0.1 nb −1−1 of data at s√=8s=8 TeVTeV from 2012. A number of aspects of the calorimeter response to isolated hadrons are explored. After accounting for energy deposited by neutral particles, there is a 5% discrepancy in the modelling, using various sets of Geant4 hadronic physics models, of the calorimeter response to isolated charged hadrons in the central calorimeter region. The description of the response to anti-protons at low momenta is found to be improved with respect to previous analyses. The electromagnetic and hadronic calorimeters are also examined separately, and the detector simulation is found to describe the response in the hadronic calorimeter well. The jet energy scale uncertainty and correlations in scale between jets of different momenta and pseudorapidity are derived based on these studies. The uncertainty is 2–5% for jets with transverse momenta above 2 TeV, where this method provides the jet energy scale uncertainty for ATLAS.

Bibliographic note

47 pages plus author list + cover pages (65 pages total), 38 figures, 1 table, published in Eur. Phys. J. C, All figures including auxiliary figures are available at http://atlas.web.cern.ch/Atlas/GROUPS/PHYSICS/PAPERS/PERF-2015-05

Details

Original languageEnglish
Article number26
JournalEur. Phys. J. C
Volume77
Issue number1
Early online date13 Jan 2017
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 13 Jan 2017

Keywords

  • hep-ex