Study of the hard double-parton scattering contribution to inclusive four-lepton production in pp collisions at √s = 8 TeV with the ATLAS detector

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  • Université Mohamed Premier and LPTPM


The inclusive production of four isolated charged leptons in pp collisions is analysed for the presence of hard double-parton scattering, using 20.2 fb −1 of data recorded in the ATLAS detector at the LHC at centre-of-mass energy s=8 TeV. In the four-lepton invariant-mass range of 80<m 4ℓ<1000 GeV, an artificial neural network is used to enhance the separation between single- and double-parton scattering based on the kinematics of the four leptons in the final state. An upper limit on the fraction of events originating from double-parton scattering is determined at 95% confidence level to be f DPS=0.042, which results in an estimated lower limit on the effective cross section at 95% confidence level of 1.0 mb.

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35 pages in total, author list starting page 19, 4 figures, submitted to Phys. Lett. B. All figures including auxiliary figures are available at


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)595-614
Number of pages20
JournalPhysics Letters B
Early online date4 Feb 2019
Publication statusPublished - 10 Mar 2019


  • Double Drell–Yan, Double parton-scattering, Four-lepton production, Higgs golden decay channel

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