Measurement of the differential cross-section of highly boosted top quarks as a function of their transverse momentum in s =8 TeV proton-proton collisions using the ATLAS detector

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Abstract

The differential cross-section for pair production of top quarks with high transverse momentum is measured in 20.3 fb-1 of proton-proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 8 TeV. The measurement is performed for tt¯ events in the lepton+jets channel. The cross-section is reported as a function of the hadronically decaying top quark transverse momentum for values above 300 GeV. The hadronically decaying top quark is reconstructed as an anti-kt jet with radius parameter R=1.0 and identified with jet substructure techniques. The observed yield is corrected for detector effects to obtain a cross-section at particle level in a fiducial region close to the event selection. A parton-level cross-section extrapolated to the full phase space is also reported for top quarks with transverse momentum above 300 GeV. The predictions of a majority of next-to-leading-order and leading-order matrix-element Monte Carlo generators are found to agree with the measured cross-sections. © 2016 CERN.

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  • Academia Sinica
  • Aix-Marseille University
  • University of Oklahoma
  • Institute of Physics Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences
  • University of Amsterdam
  • Michigan State University
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  • Subatomic Physics
Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review D
Volume93
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes

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