Data and Simulated Samples

  • Ruth PöttgenEmail author
Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)


The samples used in this analysis are all derived from the official ATLAS AOD production. They are D3PDs provided centrally by the ATLAS SUSY analysis group. The data sample analysed in this thesis is described in Sect. 11.1, details on the simulated samples both for the Standard Model background processes as well as for the signal are given in Sect. 11.2.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.FysikumStockholms Universitet (SU)StockholmSweden

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