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Recherche de technihadrons dans le spectre di-électrons et alignement temporel du calorimètre Argon liquide de l'expérience ATLAS

Abstract : The LHC campaign in the first years of data taking was successful. The 2011 run has allowed to record more than 5~ifb of data at √s = 7~TeV with the ATLAS experiment. In the work presented in this this thesis the whole 2011 data set is used to performed different studies. This thesis is organized in five chapters. In the first chapter is presented a theoretical introduction to the Standard Model (SM) and to one of its possible extension the TechniColor (TC). The second chapter gives an overview of the LHC complex and of the ATLAS detector components. In the third chapter the timing analysis %performed with the 2011 collision data on all the readout channels of the Liquid Argon Calorimeter is reported. A precise timing alignment over the whole calorimeter is used to synchronize the detector readout system with the LHC bunch crossing and has also application in some physics analysis such as those looking for long lived particles. In the searches for new phenomena an excellent electron identification capability, with high efficiency and high jet rejection rate, is required over a broad energy range. The fourth chapter of this thesis presents the measurements of the trigger and the identification electron efficiency using Zee events. % observed on the ATLAS data set acquired in 2011.. Finally the last chapter describes a search for resonant deviations from the Standard Model in the high masses of the dielectron spectrum within two different Technicolor scenarios the Low-scale Technicolor and the Minimal Walking Technicolor. The significance of potential excess of the TC candidate events over the SM background expectation is evaluated in the dilepton invariant mass distribution. In the absence of any significant signal 95% confidence level limits are set on the cross section and on the resonance mass.
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Ludovica Aperio Bella. Recherche de technihadrons dans le spectre di-électrons et alignement temporel du calorimètre Argon liquide de l'expérience ATLAS. Autre [cond-mat.other]. Université de Grenoble, 2012. Français. ⟨NNT : 2012GRENY035⟩. ⟨tel-00744495⟩

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