Determination of the top-quark pole mass using t¯t + 1-jet events collected with the ATLAS experiment in 7TeV pp collisions

The normalized differential cross section for top-quark pair production in association with at least one jet is studied as a function of the inverse of the invariant mass of the t¯t + 1-jet system. This distribution can be used for a precise determination of the top-quark mass since gluon radiation...

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Autores principales: Alconada Verzini, María Josefina, Alonso, Francisco, Anduaga, Xabier Sebastián, Arduh, Francisco Anuar, Dova, María Teresa, Monticelli, Fernando Gabriel, Wahlberg, Hernán Pablo, The ATLAS Collaboration
Formato: Articulo
Lenguaje:Inglés
Publicado: 2015
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Acceso en línea:http://sedici.unlp.edu.ar/handle/10915/79092
Aporte de:SEDICI (UNLP) de Universidad Nacional de La Plata Ver origen
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Sumario:The normalized differential cross section for top-quark pair production in association with at least one jet is studied as a function of the inverse of the invariant mass of the t¯t + 1-jet system. This distribution can be used for a precise determination of the top-quark mass since gluon radiation depends on the mass of the quarks. The experimental analysis is based on proton-proton collision data collected by the ATLAS detector at the LHC with a centre-of-mass energy of 7TeV corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 4.6 fb−1. The selected events were identified using the lepton+jets top-quark-pair decay channel, where lepton refers to either an electron or a muon. The observed distribution is compared to a theoretical prediction at next-to-leading-order accuracy in quantum chromodynamics using the pole-mass scheme. With this method, the measured value of the top-quark pole mass, mpole t , is: mpole t = 173.7 ± 1.5 (stat.) ± 1.4 (syst.) +1.0 −0.5 (theory) GeV. This result represents the most precise measurement of the top-quark pole mass to date.