Measurement of lepton differential distributions and the top quark mass in t(t)over-bar production in pp collisions at a root s=8TeV with the ATLAS detector

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2017

Authors

Aaboud, M.
Albert, Justin
Chiu, Y. H.
Elliot, Alison A.
Fincke-Keeler, J.
Hamano, Kenji
Hill, Ewan Chin
Keeler, Richard
Kowalewski, Robert
Kuwertz, E. S.

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The European Physical Journal C

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This paper presents single lepton and dilepton kinematic distributions measured in dileptonic t(t)over-bar events produced in 20.2 fb(-1) of root s = 8 TeV pp collisions recorded by the ATLAS experiment at the LHC. Both absolute and normalised differential cross-sections are measured, using events with an opposite-charge e mu pair and one or two b-tagged jets. The cross-sections are measured in a fiducial region corresponding to the detector acceptance for leptons, and are compared to the predictions from a variety of Monte Carlo event generators, as well as fixed-order QCD calculations, exploring the sensitivity of the cross-sections to the gluon parton distribution function. Some of the distributions are also sensitive to the top quark pole mass; a combined fit of NLO fixed-order predictions to all the measured distributions yields a top quark mass value of m(t)(pole) = 173.2 +/- 0.9 +/- 0.8 +/- 1.2 GeV, where the three uncertainties arise from data statistics, experimental systematics, and theoretical sources.

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Aaboud, M.; Aad, G.; Abbott, B.; Abdinov, O.; Abeloos, B.; Abidi, S. H.; … & Zwalinski, L. (2017). Measurement of lepton differential distributions and the top quark mass in t(t)over-bar production in pp collisions at a root s=8TeV with the ATLAS detector. The European Physical Journal C, 77(11), article 804. DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-017-5349-9