Regular Article - Experimental Physics
Study of direct photon plus jet production in CMS experiment at = 14 TeV
Department of Physics and Astrophysics, University of Delhi, Delhi, 110007, India
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Revised: 12 October 2007
Published online: 16 November 2007
We present simulation results of γ+jet analysis using CMS (compact muon solenoid) object-oriented software at the large hadron collider (LHC) center of mass energy = 14 TeV. The study of direct photon production helps in validating the perturbative quantum chromodynamics (pQCD) and providing information on the gluon distribution in the nucleons. Direct photon processes also constitute a major background to several other standard model (SM) processes and signals of new physics. Thus these processes need to be understood precisely in the new energy regime. In this work, we have done a detailed study of the GEANT4 simulated γ+jet events generated with Pythia, and the related background processes. Isolation cuts have been optimized for direct photon which improves the signal over background ratio by ∼25% as compared to previous studies done in CMS. The inclusion of a large Δφ cut between the photon and the leading jet at 40° in the analysis leads to a further increase of ∼15% in S/B, thus giving an overall gain of ∼42% in S/B ratio.
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