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    Artificial Neural Networks for reconstruction of energy losses in dead materials between barrel LAr and Tile calorimeters: exploration and results

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    In the course of computational experiments with Monte-Carlo events for ATLAS Combined Test Beam 2004 setup Artificial Neural Networks (ANN) technique was applied for reconstruction of energy losses in dead materials between barrel LAr and Tile calorimeters (Edm). The constructed ANN procedures exploit as their input vectors the information content of different sets of variables (parameters) which describe particular features of the hadronic shower of an event in ATLAS calorimeters. It was shown that application of ANN procedures allows one to reach 40% reduction of the Edm reconstruction error compared to the conventional procedure used in ATLAS collaboration. Impact of various features of a shower on the precision of EdmEdm reconstruction is presented in detail. It was found that longitudinal shower profile information brings greater improvement in EdmEdm reconstruction accuracy than cell energies information in LAr3 and Tile1 samplings

    Electromagnetic Cell Level Calibration for ATLAS Tile Calorimeter Modules

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    We have determined the electromagnetic calibration constants of 11% TileCal modules exposed to electron beams with incident angles of 20 and 90 degrees. The gain of all the calorimeter cells have been pre-equalized using the radioactive Cs-source that will be also used in situ. The average values for these modules are equal to: for the flat filter method 1.154+/-0.002 pC/GeV and 1.192+/-0.002 pC/GeV for 20 and 90 degrees, for the fit method 1.040+/-0.002 pC/GeV and 1.068+/-0.003 pC/GeV, respectively. These average values for all cells of calibrated modules agree with the weighted average calibration constants for separate modules within the errors. Using the individual calibration constants for every module the RMS spread value of constants will be 1.9+/-0.1 %. In the case of the global constant this value will be 2.6+/-0.1 %. Finally, we present the global constants which should be used for the electromagnetic calibration of the ATLAS Tile hadronic calorimeter data in the ATHENA framework. These constants are equal to 1.15 pC/GeV in the case of the flat filter method and 1.04 pC/GeV for the fit one

    Measurement of the top quark pair cross section with ATLAS in pp collisions at ÔłÜs=7 TeV using final states with an electron or a muon and a hadronically decaying ¤ä lepton

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    A measurement of the cross section of top quark pair production in proton-proton collisions recorded with the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider at a centre-of-mass energy of 7 TeV is reported. The data sample used corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 2.05 fb -1. Events with an isolated electron or muon and a ¤ä lepton decaying hadronically are used. In addition, a large missing transverse momentum and two or more energetic jets are required. At least one of the jets must be identified as originating from a b quark. The measured cross section, ¤âtt-=186┬▒13(stat.)┬▒20(syst.)┬▒7(lumi.) pb, is in good agreement with the Standard Model prediction

    Measurement of the top quark-pair production cross section with ATLAS in pp collisions at \sqrt{s}=7\TeV