Measurement of the tt¯γ production cross section in proton-proton collisions at √s=8 TeV with the ATLAS detector

Barton, Adam Edward and Beattie, Michael and Bertram, Iain Alexander and Borissov, Guennadi and Bouhova-Thacker, Evelina Vassileva and Dearnaley, William and Fox, Harald and Grimm, Kathryn Ann Tschann and Henderson, Robert Charles William and Hughes, Gareth and Jones, Roger William Lewis and Kartvelishvili, Vakhtang and Long, Robin Eamonn and Love, Peter Allan and Muenstermann, Daniel Matthias Alfred and Parker, Adam Jackson and Skinner, Malcolm and Smizanska, Maria and Walder, James William and Wharton, Andy and Whitmore, Ben (2017) Measurement of the tt¯γ production cross section in proton-proton collisions at √s=8 TeV with the ATLAS detector. Journal of High Energy Physics (11). ISSN 1029-8479

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Abstract

The cross section of a top-quark pair produced in association with a photon is measured in proton-proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of √s=8 TeV with 20.2 fb−1 of data collected by the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider in 2012. The measurement is performed by selecting events that contain a photon with transverse momentum pT > 15 GeV, an isolated lepton with large transverse momentum, large missing transverse momentum, and at least four jets, where at least one is identified as originating from a b-quark. The production cross section is measured in a fiducial region close to the selection requirements. It is found to be 139 ± 7 (stat.) ± 17 (syst.) fb, in good agreement with the theoretical prediction at next-to-leading order of 151 ± 24 fb. In addition, differential cross sections in the fiducial region are measured as a function of the transverse momentum and pseudorapidity of the photon.

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Journal Article
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Journal of High Energy Physics
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Open Access, Copyright CERN, for the benefit of the ATLAS Collaboration. Article funded by SCOAP3
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124028
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12 Mar 2018 15:34
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