Measurements of top-quark pair differential cross-sections in the eμ channel in pp collisions at √s=13 TeV using the ATLAS detector

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Abstract

This article presents measurements of tt¯ differential cross-sections in a fiducial phase-space region, using an integrated luminosity of 3.2 fb−1 of proton–proton data at a centre-of-mass energy of s√=13 TeV recorded by the ATLAS experiment at the LHC in 2015. Differential cross-sections are measured as a function of the transverse momentum and absolute rapidity of the top quark, and of the transverse momentum, absolute rapidity and invariant mass of the tt¯ system. The tt¯ events are selected by requiring one electron and one muon of opposite electric charge, and at least two jets, one of which must be tagged as containing a b-hadron. The measured differential cross-sections are compared to predictions of next-to-leading order generators matched to parton showers and the measurements are found to be consistent with all models within the experimental uncertainties with the exception of the Powheg-Box+ Herwig++ predictions, which differ significantly from the data in both the transverse momentum of the top quark and the mass of the tt¯ system.

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  • Mohamed Premier University
  • Aix-Marseille University
  • University of Texas
  • Institute of Physics Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences
  • University of Paris-Sud
  • University of Amsterdam
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  • Subatomic Physics
Original languageEnglish
Article number292
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Volume77
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes

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Export Date: 12 June 2017