Title Measurement of the t-channel single top quark production cross section in pp collisions at $\sqrt{s}$ = 7 TeV Author Chatrchyan, S. Khachatryan, V. Sirunyan, A. M. Bansal, S. de Wolf, E.A. Janssen, X. Mucibello, L. Roland, B. Rougny, R. Selvaggi, M. van Haevermaet, H. Van Mechelen, P. Van Remortel, N. et al. Faculty/Department Faculty of Sciences. Physics Publication type article Publication 2011 New York, N.Y. , 2011 Subject Physics Source (journal) Physical review letters. - New York, N.Y. Volume/pages 107(2011) :9 , p. 1-15 ISSN 0031-9007 ISI 000294268700004 Article Reference 091802 Carrier E-only publicatie Target language English (eng) Full text (Publishers DOI) Affiliation University of Antwerp Abstract Electroweak production of the top quark is measured for the first time in pp collisions at √s=7  TeV, using a data set collected with the CMS detector at the LHC and corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 36  pb-1. With an event selection optimized for t-channel production, two complementary analyses are performed. The first one exploits the special angular properties of the signal, together with background estimates from the data. The second approach uses a multivariate analysis technique to probe the compatibility with signal topology expected from electroweak top-quark production. The combined measurement of the cross section is 83.6±29.8(stat+syst)±3.3(lumi)  pb, consistent with the standard model expectation. Full text (open access) https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/irua/88428e/7713d258.pdf E-info http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000294268700004&DestLinkType=RelatedRecords&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=ef845e08c439e550330acc77c7d2d848 http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000294268700004&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=ef845e08c439e550330acc77c7d2d848 http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000294268700004&DestLinkType=CitingArticles&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=ef845e08c439e550330acc77c7d2d848 Handle