Measurement of the inclusive and fiducial tt¯ production cross-sections in the lepton+jets channel in pp collisions at √s=8TeV with the ATLAS detector

M Aaboud, G Aad, B. Abbott, O Abdinov, B Abeloos, S. H. Abidi, Torsten Åkesson, Simona Bocchetta, Caterina Doglioni, Vincent Hedberg, Göran Jarlskog, Charles Kalderon, Edgar Kellermann, Balazs Konya, Else Lytken, Katja Mankinen, Ulf Mjörnmark, Ruth Pöttgen, Trine Poulsen, Oxana SmirnovaOleksandr Viazlo, ATLAS Collaboration

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Abstract

The inclusive and fiducial tt¯ production cross-sections are measured in the lepton+jets channel using 20.2fb-1 of proton–proton collision data at a centre-of-mass energy of 8 TeV recorded with the ATLAS detector at the LHC. Major systematic uncertainties due to the modelling of the jet energy scale and b-tagging efficiency are constrained by separating selected events into three disjoint regions. In order to reduce systematic uncertainties in the most important background, the W+\,jets process is modelled using Z+ jets events in a data-driven approach. The inclusive tt¯ cross-section is measured with a precision of 5.7% to be σinc(tt¯)=248.3±0.7(stat.)±13.4(syst.)±4.7(lumi.)pb, assuming a top-quark mass of 172.5 GeV. The result is in agreement with the Standard Model prediction. The cross-section is also measured in a phase space close to that of the selected data. The fiducial cross-section is σfid(tt¯)=48.8±0.1(stat.)±2.0(syst.)±0.9(lumi.)pb with a precision of 4.5%. © 2018, CERN for the benefit of the ATLAS collaboration.
Original languageEnglish
Article number2018:487
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Volume78
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jun

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Export Date: 2 July 2018

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  • Subatomic Physics

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