Valerio Vercesi

Valerio Vercesi
INFN - Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare | INFN · Pavia

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Purpose One of the obstacles to the application of Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT) and Proton Boron Fusion Therapy (PBFT) concerns the measurement of borated carriers' biodistribution. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the in vitro internalization of the ¹⁹F-labelled p-boronophenylalanine (¹⁹F-BPA) in the human cancer pancreat...
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Clinical potential and safety are presented as novel criteria to evaluate neutron beams designed for boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT). The presently used figures of merit are a set of physical quantities calculated in air, related to the neutron flux, the collimation, and the spectral characteristics. However, the capability of the beam to deli...
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The yield of charged particles opposite to a Z boson with large transverse momentum (pT) is measured in 260 pb−1 of pp and 1.7 nb−1 of Pb+Pb collision data at 5.02 TeV per nucleon pair recorded with the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider. The Z boson tag is used to select hard-scattered partons with specific kinematics, and to observe how...
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Differential cross-section measurements are presented for the electroweak production of two jets in association with a Z boson. These measurements are sensitive to the vector-boson fusion production mechanism and provide a fundamental test of the gauge structure of the Standard Model. The analysis is performed using proton–proton collision data col...
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A search for the dimuon decay of the Standard Model (SM) Higgs boson is performed using data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 139 fb−1 collected with the ATLAS detector in Run 2 pp collisions at s=13 TeV at the Large Hadron Collider. The observed (expected) significance over the background-only hypothesis for a Higgs boson with a mass o...
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The integrated fiducial cross-section and unfolded differential jet mass spectrum of high transverse momentum Z→bb‾ decays are measured in Zγ events in proton–proton collisions at s=13TeV. The data analysed were collected between 2015 and 2016 with the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider and correspond to an integrated luminosity of 36.1fb−...
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A bstract Differential cross-sections are measured for top-quark pair production in the all-hadronic decay mode, using proton-proton collision events collected by the ATLAS experiment in which all six decay jets are separately resolved. Absolute and normalised single- and double-differential cross-sections are measured at particle and parton level...
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One correction is noted for the paper. A wrong cross-section was used for the theory prediction in figure 6 due to not taking into account the VHH contamination properly in the rescaling formula for the signal samples.
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The observation of forward proton scattering in association with lepton pairs (e+e−+p or μ+μ−+p) produced via photon fusion is presented. The scattered proton is detected by the ATLAS Forward Proton spectrometer, while the leptons are reconstructed by the central ATLAS detector. Proton-proton collision data recorded in 2017 at a center-of-mass ener...
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This Letter presents a search for the production of new heavy resonances decaying into a Higgs boson and a photon using proton-proton collision data at s=13 TeV collected by the ATLAS detector at the LHC. The data correspond to an integrated luminosity of 139 fb−1. The analysis is performed by reconstructing hadronically decaying Higgs boson (H→bb¯...
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A search for heavy resonances decaying into a W or Z boson and a Higgs boson produced in proton−proton collisions at the Large Hadron Collider at s=13 TeV is presented. The analysis utilizes the dominant W→qq¯′ or Z→qq¯ and H→bb¯ decays with substructure techniques applied to large-radius jets. A sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of...
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This paper describes a search for beyond the Standard Model decays of the Higgs boson into a pair of new spin-0 particles subsequently decaying into b-quark pairs, H→aa→(bb¯)(bb¯), using proton-proton collision data collected by the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider at center-of-mass energy s=13 TeV. This search focuses on the range 15 Ge...
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This paper reports on a search for heavy resonances decaying into WW, ZZ or WZ using proton–proton collision data at a centre-of-mass energy of s=13 TeV. The data, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 139 fb1, were recorded with the ATLAS detector from 2015 to 2018 at the Large Hadron Collider. The search is performed for final states in wh...
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A search for Higgs boson decays into a Z boson and a light resonance in two-lepton plus jet events is performed, using a pp collision dataset with an integrated luminosity of 139 fb−1 collected at s=13 TeV by the ATLAS experiment at the CERN LHC. The resonance considered is a light boson with a mass below 4 GeV from a possible extended scalar secto...
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This paper presents a search for direct top squark pair production in events with missing transverse momentum plus either a pair of jets consistent with Standard Model Higgs boson decay into b-quarks or a same-flavour opposite-sign dilepton pair with an invariant mass consistent with a Z boson. The analysis is performed using the proton–proton coll...
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A search is presented for four-top-quark production using an integrated luminosity of 139 fb-1 of proton–proton collision data at a centre-of-mass energy of 13TeV collected by the ATLAS detector at the LHC. Events are selected if they contain a same-sign lepton pair or at least three leptons (electrons or muons). Jet multiplicity, jet flavour and e...
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In this paper, a new technique for reconstructing and identifying hadronically decaying τ+τ− pairs with a large Lorentz boost, referred to as the di-τ tagger, is developed and used for the first time in the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider. A benchmark di-τ tagging selection is employed in the search for resonant Higgs boson pair produ...
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The standard of neutron beam quality for Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT) of deep-seated tumours is currently defined by its physical characteristics in air: the epithermal neutron flux, the ratio of thermal and epithermal neutron flux, the fast neutron and photon dose contamination, and the beam collimation. Traditionally, the beam design consist...
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A bstract A search for a chargino-neutralino pair decaying via the 125 GeV Higgs boson into photons is presented. The study is based on the data collected between 2015 and 2018 with the ATLAS detector at the LHC, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 139 fb − 1 of pp collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 13 TeV. No significant excess over...
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Two additions impacting tables 3 and 4 in ref. [1] are presented in the following. No significant impact is found for other results or figures in ref. [1].
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A bstract Results of a search for new particles decaying into eight or more jets and moderate missing transverse momentum are presented. The analysis uses 139 fb − 1 of proton-proton collision data at $$ \sqrt{s} $$ s = 13 TeV collected by the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider between 2015 and 2018. The selection rejects events containi...
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This paper presents a search for new heavy particles decaying into a pair of top quarks using 139 fb−1 of proton-proton collision data recorded at a centre-of-mass energy of s = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider. The search is performed using events consistent with pair production of high-transverse-momentum top quarks and...
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Figure 5b of the paper [1] contained a misinterpretation in the comparison between the reported new ATLAS measurement of the process pp → Xp and previously published CMS data [2]. The ATLAS measurement corresponds to cases where either proton dissociates.
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Higgs boson properties are studied in the four-lepton decay channel (where lepton = e, μ) using 139 fb-1 of proton–proton collision data recorded at s=13 TeV by the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider. The inclusive cross-section times branching ratio for H→ZZ∗ decay is measured to be 1.34±0.12 pb for a Higgs boson with absolute rapidity...
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This Letter describes a search for narrowly resonant new physics using a machine-learning anomaly detection procedure that does not rely on signal simulations for developing the analysis selection. Weakly supervised learning is used to train classifiers directly on data to enhance potential signals. The targeted topology is dijet events and the fea...
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A bstract Inclusive and differential cross-sections for the production of top quarks in association with a photon are measured with proton-proton collision data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 139 fb − 1 . The data were collected by the ATLAS detector at the LHC during Run 2 between 2015 and 2018 at a centre-of-mass energy of 13 TeV. T...
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A search for long-lived particles decaying into hadrons and at least one muon is presented. The analysis selects events that pass a muon or missing-transverse-momentum trigger and contain a displaced muon track and a displaced vertex. The analyzed dataset of proton-proton collisions at s=13 TeV was collected with the ATLAS detector and corresponds...
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A search for heavy neutral Higgs bosons produced in association with one or two b-quarks and decaying to b-quark pairs is presented using 27.8 fb−1 of s=13 TeV proton-proton collision data recorded by the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider during 2015 and 2016. No evidence of a signal is found. Upper limits on the heavy neutral Higgs boson...
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A search for heavy neutral Higgs bosons produced in association with one or two b -quarks and decaying to b -quark pairs is presented using 27.8 fb − 1 of √ s = 13 TeV proton-proton collision data recorded by the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider during 2015 and 2016. No evidence of a signal is found. Upper limits on the heavy neutral Hig...
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A study of the charge conjugation and parity (CP) properties of the interaction between the Higgs boson and top quarks is presented. Higgs bosons are identified via the diphoton decay channel (H→γγ), and their production in association with a top quark pair (tt¯H) or single top quark (tH) is studied. The analysis uses 139 fb−1 of proton–proton coll...
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The results of a search for electroweakino pair production \(pp \rightarrow \tilde{\chi }^\pm _1 \tilde{\chi }^0_2\) in which the chargino (\(\tilde{\chi }^\pm _1\)) decays into a W boson and the lightest neutralino (\(\tilde{\chi }^0_1\)), while the heavier neutralino (\(\tilde{\chi }^0_2\)) decays into the Standard Model 125 GeV Higgs boson and a...
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A search for direct pair production of scalar partners of the top quark (top squarks or scalar third-generation up-type leptoquarks) in the all-hadronic \(t{\bar{t}}\) plus missing transverse momentum final state is presented. The analysis of 139 \(\hbox {fb}^{-1}\) of \({\sqrt{s}=13}\) TeV proton–proton collision data collected using the ATLAS det...
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A measurement of observables sensitive to spin correlations in \(t\bar{t}\) production is presented, using 36.1 \(\hbox {fb}^{-1}\) of pp collision data at \(\sqrt{s} = 13\) TeV recorded with the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider. Differential cross-sections are measured in events with exactly one electron and one muon with opposite-sign...
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A bstract The combination of measurements of the W boson polarization in top quark decays performed by the ATLAS and CMS collaborations is presented. The measurements are based on proton-proton collision data produced at the LHC at a centre-of-mass energy of 8 TeV, and corresponding to an integrated luminosity of about 20 fb − 1 for each experiment...
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A bstract The factor of four increase in the LHC luminosity, from 0 . 5 × 10 ³⁴ cm − 2 s − 1 to 2 . 0 × 10 ³⁴ cm − 2 s − 1 , and the corresponding increase in pile-up collisions during the 2015–2018 data-taking period, presented a challenge for the ATLAS trigger, particularly for those algorithms that select events with missing transverse momentum....
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A search for heavy neutral Higgs bosons is performed using the LHC Run 2 data, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 139 fb−1 of proton-proton collisions at s=13 TeV recorded with the ATLAS detector. The search for heavy resonances is performed over the mass range 0.2–2.5 TeV for the τ+τ− decay with at least one τ-lepton decaying into final...
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Preliminary studies for the design of an accelerator-based BNCT clinical facility are presented. The Beam Shaping Assembly neutron activation was evaluated experimentally and with Monte Carlo simulations. The activations of patient, air and walls in the room, the absorbed doses by the patient and the in-air dose distributions were evaluated. Based...
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A bstract This paper presents a measurement of the production cross-section of a Z boson in association with b -jets, in proton-proton collisions at $$ \sqrt{s} $$ s = 13 TeV with the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider using data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 35.6 fb − 1 . Inclusive and differential cross-sections are meas...
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This paper describes precision measurements of the transverse momentum \(p_\mathrm {T}^{\ell \ell }\) (\(\ell =e,\mu \)) and of the angular variable \(\phi ^{*}_{\eta }\) distributions of Drell–Yan lepton pairs in a mass range of 66–116 GeV. The analysis uses data from 36.1 fb\(^{-1}\) of proton–proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of \(\sq...
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A bstract A search for Higgs boson pair production via vector-boson fusion (VBF) in the $$ b\overline{b}b\overline{b} $$ b b ¯ b b ¯ final state is carried out with the ATLAS experiment using 126 fb − 1 of proton- proton collision data delivered at $$ \sqrt{s} $$ s = 13 TeV by the Large Hadron Collider. This search is sensitive to VBF production of...
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A bstract Single top-quark production in association with a Z boson, where the Z boson decays to a pair of charged leptons, is measured in the trilepton channel. The proton-proton collision data collected by the ATLAS experiment from 2015 to 2018 at a centre-of-mass energy of 13 TeV are used, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 139 fb − 1...
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The prevalence of hadronic jets at the LHC requires that a deep understanding of jet formation and structure is achieved in order to reach the highest levels of experimental and theoretical precision. There have been many measurements of jet substructure at the LHC and previous colliders, but the targeted observables mix physical effects from vario...
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A mistake was identified for the paper [1] in the treatment of the radion [2] cross-sections, which resulted in multiple changes.
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A search for supersymmetric partners of gluons and quarks is presented, involving signatures with jets and either two isolated leptons (electrons or muons) with the same electric charge, or at least three isolated leptons. A data sample of proton-proton collisions at \( \sqrt{s} \) = 13 TeV recorded with the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Colli...
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The inclusive top quark pair (\(t\bar{t}\)) production cross-section \(\sigma _{t\bar{t}}\) has been measured in proton–proton collisions at \(\sqrt{s}=13\,\text {TeV}\), using 36.1 fb\(^{-1}\) of data collected in 2015–2016 by the ATLAS experiment at the LHC. Using events with an opposite-charge \(e\mu \) pair and b-tagged jets, the cross-section...
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A search for dijet resonances in events with at least one isolated charged lepon is performed using 139 fb−1 of \( \sqrt{s} \) = 13 TeV proton-proton collision data recorded by the ATLAS detector at the LHC. The dijet invariant-mass (mjj) distribution constructed from events with at least one isolated electron or muon is searched in the region 0.22...
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Azimuthal anisotropies of muons from charm and bottom hadron decays are measured in Pb+Pb collisions at sNN=5.02TeV. The data were collected with the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider in 2015 and 2018 with integrated luminosities of 0.5nb−1 and 1.4nb−1, respectively. The kinematic selection for heavy-flavor muons requires transverse momen...
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Several models of physics beyond the Standard Model predict the existence of dark photons, light neutral particles decaying into collimated leptons or light hadrons. This paper presents a search for long-lived dark photons produced from the decay of a Higgs boson or a heavy scalar boson and decaying into displaced collimated Standard Model fermions...
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A search for supersymmetry through the pair production of electroweakinos with mass splittings near the electroweak scale and decaying via on-shell W and Z bosons is presented for a three-lepton final state. The analyzed proton-proton collision data taken at a center-of-mass energy of s=13 TeV were collected between 2015 and 2018 by the ATLAS exper...
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A test of CP invariance in Higgs boson production via vector-boson fusion is performed in the H→ττ decay channel. This test uses the Optimal Observable method and is carried out using 36.1fb−1 of √s=13TeV proton–proton collision data collected by the ATLAS experiment at the LHC. Contributions from CP-violating interactions between the Higgs boson a...
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A search for supersymmetry through the pair production of electroweakinos with mass splittings near the electroweak scale and decaying via on-shell W and Z bosons is presented for a three-lepton final state. The analyzed proton-proton collision data taken at a center-of-mass energy of √ s = 13 TeV were collected between 2015 and 2018 by the ATLAS e...
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A search is presented for pair production of long-lived neutral particles using 33 fb−1 of s=13 TeV proton–proton collision data, collected during 2016 by the ATLAS detector at the LHC. This search focuses on a topology in which one long-lived particle decays in the ATLAS inner detector and the other decays in the muon spectrometer. Special techniq...
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Jet substructure quantities are measured using jets groomed with the soft-drop grooming procedure in dijet events from 32.9 fb−1 of pp collisions collected with the ATLAS detector at s=13 TeV. These observables are sensitive to a wide range of QCD phenomena. Some observables, such as the jet mass and opening angle between the two subjets which pass...
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This paper presents results of searches for the electroweak production of supersymmetric particles in models with compressed mass spectra. The searches use 139 fb−1 of s=13 TeV proton-proton collision data collected by the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider. Events with missing transverse momentum and two same-flavor, oppositely charged,...
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The production yield of Z bosons is measured in the electron and muon decay channels in Pb+Pb collisions at sNN=5.02 TeV with the ATLAS detector. Data from the 2015 LHC run corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 0.49 nb−1 are used for the analysis. The Z boson yield, normalised by the total number of minimum-bias events and the mean nuclear t...
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A bstract The production of a prompt photon in association with a Z boson is studied in proton-proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy $$ \sqrt{s} $$ s = 13 TeV. The analysis uses a data sample with an integrated luminosity of 139 fb − 1 collected by the ATLAS detector at the LHC from 2015 to 2018. The production cross-section for the process...
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A bstract A search for new resonances decaying into a pair of jets is reported using the dataset of proton-proton collisions recorded at $$ \sqrt{s} $$ s = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider between 2015 and 2018, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 139 fb − 1 . The distribution of the invariant mass of the two lea...
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A bstract The dynamics of isolated-photon plus two-jet production in pp collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 13 TeV are studied with the ATLAS detector at the LHC using a dataset corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 36 . 1 fb − 1 . Cross sections are measured as functions of a variety of observables, including angular correlations and i...
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Jet substructure quantities are measured using jets groomed with the soft-drop grooming procedure in dijet events from 32.9 fb − 1 of p p collisions collected with the ATLAS detector at √ s = 13 TeV . These observables are sensitive to a wide range of QCD phenomena. Some observables, such as the jet mass and opening angle between the two subjets wh...
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A search is presented for pair production of long-lived neutral particles using 33 fb − 1 of √ s = 13 TeV proton–proton collision data, collected during 2016 by the ATLAS detector at the LHC. This search focuses on a topology in which one long-lived particle decays in the ATLAS inner detector and the other decays in the muon spectrometer. Special t...