The cross section for the production of W bosons with subsequent decay W -> tau nu(tau) is measured with the ATLAS detector at the LHC. The analysis is based on a data sample that was recorded in 2010 at a proton-proton center-of-mass energy of root s = 7 TeV and corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 34 pb(-1). The cross section is measured in a region of high detector acceptance and then extrapolated to the full phase space. The product of the total W production cross section and the W -> tau nu(tau) branching ratio is measured to be sigma(tot)(W -> tau nu tau) = 11.1 +/- 0.3 (stat) +/- 1.7 (syst) +/- 0.4 (lumi) nb. (C) 2011 CERN. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. RI della Volpe, Domenico/B-4482-2012; Wolter, Marcin/A-7412-2012; Perrino, Roberto/B-4633-2010; valente, paolo/A-6640-2010; O'Shea, Val/G-1279-2010; Doyle, Anthony/C-5889-2009; Ferrando, James/A-9192-2012; Li, Xuefei/C-3861-2012; Buttar, Craig/D-3706-2011; Pina, Joao /C-4391-2012; Takai, Helio/C-3301-2012; St.Denis, Richard/C-8997-2012; Jones, Roger/H-5578-2011; Robson, Aidan/G-1087-2011; Britton, David/F-2602-2010; Fazio, Salvatore /G-5156-2010; Smirnova, Lidia/D-8089-2012; Sivoklokov, Sergey/D-8150-2012; Smirnov, Sergei/F-1014-2011; Gladilin, Leonid/B-5226-2011; Barreiro, Fernando/D-9808-2012; Kramarenko, Victor/E-1781-2012; Prokoshin, Fedor/E-2795-2012; Alexa, Calin/F-6345-2010; Gutierrez, Phillip/C-1161-2011; Pacheco Pages, Andres/C-5353-2011; Livan, Michele/D-7531-2012; Petrucci, Fabrizio/G-8348-2012; Wemans, Andre/A-6738-2012; Fabbri, Laura/H-3442-2012; Kurashige, Hisaya/H-4916-2012; Villa, Mauro/C-9883-2009; Delmastro, Marco/I-5599-2012

Measurement of the W -> tau nu(tau) cross section in pp collisions at root s=7 TeV with the ATLAS experiment ATLAS Collaboration