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Title: Search for Standard Model Production of Four Top Quarks in the Lepton + Jets Channel in pp Collisions at $$\sqrt{s}$$ = 8 TeV

Our search is presented for standard model (SM) production of four top quarks (t¯tt¯t) in pp collisions in the lepton + jets channel. The data correspond to an integrated luminosity of 19.6 fb-1 recorded at a centre-of-mass energy of 8 TeV with the CMS detector at the CERN LHC. The expected cross section for SM t¯tt¯t production is σSMt¯tt¯t≈1fb. A combination of kinematic reconstruction and multivariate techniques is used to distinguish between the small signal and large background. We determined that the data are consistent with expectations of the SM, and an upper limit of 32 fb is set at a 95% confidence level on the cross section for producing four top quarks in the SM, where a limit of 32 ± 17 fb is expected.
  1. Yerevan Physics Inst. (YerPhI) (Armenia). et al.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-PUB--14-366-CMS; CERN-PH-EP--2014-222; CMS-TOP--13-012
Journal ID: ISSN 1029-8479; arXiv eprint number arXiv:1409.7339; TRN: US1500523
Grant/Contract Number:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of High Energy Physics (Online)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Journal of High Energy Physics (Online); Journal Volume: 2014; Journal Issue: 11; Journal ID: ISSN 1029-8479
Springer Berlin
Research Org:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Contributing Orgs:
CMS Collaboration
Country of Publication:
United States
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS hadron-hadron scattering; top physics