Differential top-antitop cross-section measurements as a function of observables constructed from final-state particles using pp collisions at √s = 7 TeV in the ATLAS detector

Various differential cross-sections are measured in top-quark pair (t¯t) events produced in proton-proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of √s = 7TeV at the LHC with the ATLAS detector. These differential cross-sections are presented in a data set corresponding to an integrated luminosity...

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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/10915/79097
Aporte de:SEDICI (UNLP) de Universidad Nacional de La Plata Ver origen
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Sumario:Various differential cross-sections are measured in top-quark pair (t¯t) events produced in proton-proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of √s = 7TeV at the LHC with the ATLAS detector. These differential cross-sections are presented in a data set corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 4.6 fb−1. The differential cross-sections are presented in terms of kinematic variables, such as momentum, rapidity and invariant mass, of a top-quark proxy referred to as the pseudo-top-quark as well as the pseudo-top-quark pair system. The dependence of the measurement on theoretical models is minimal. The measurements are performed on t¯t events in the lepton+jets channel, requiring exactly one charged lepton and at least four jets with at least two of them tagged as originating from a b-quark. The hadronic and leptonic pseudo-top-quarks are defined via the leptonic or hadronic decay mode of the W boson produced by the top-quark decay in events with a single charged lepton. Differential cross-section measurements of the pseudo-top-quark variables are compared with several Monte Carlo models that implement next-to-leading order or leading-order multi-leg matrix-element calculations.