Measurement of the tt¯ production cross-section and lepton differential distributions in eμ dilepton events from pp collisions at √s=13TeV with the ATLAS detector

Collaboration, ATLAS and Barton, A.E. and Bertram, I.A. and Borissov, G. and Bouhova-Thacker, E.V. and Fox, H. and Henderson, R.C.W. and Jones, R.W.L. and Kartvelishvili, V. and Long, R.E. and Love, P.A. and Muenstermann, D. and Parker, A.J. and Smizanska, M. and Tee, A.S. and Walder, J. and Wharton, A.M. and Whitmore, B.W. and Sanderswood, Izaac and Yexley, Melissa (2020) Measurement of the tt¯ production cross-section and lepton differential distributions in eμ dilepton events from pp collisions at √s=13TeV with the ATLAS detector. European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields, 80 (6). ISSN 1434-6044

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Abstract

The inclusive top quark pair (tt¯) production cross-section σtt¯ has been measured in proton–proton collisions at √s=13TeV, using 36.1 fb- 1 of data collected in 2015–2016 by the ATLAS experiment at the LHC. Using events with an opposite-charge eμ pair and b-tagged jets, the cross-section is measured to be: σtt¯=826.4±3.6(stat)±11.5(syst)±15.7(lumi)±1.9(beam)pb, where the uncertainties reflect the limited size of the data sample, experimental and theoretical systematic effects, the integrated luminosity, and the LHC beam energy, giving a total uncertainty of 2.4%. The result is consistent with theoretical QCD calculations at next-to-next-to-leading order. It is used to determine the top quark pole mass via the dependence of the predicted cross-section on mtpole, giving mtpole=173.1-2.1+2.0GeV. It is also combined with measurements at √s=7TeV and √s=8TeV to derive ratios and double ratios of tt¯ and Z cross-sections at different energies. The same event sample is used to measure absolute and normalised differential cross-sections as functions of single-lepton and dilepton kinematic variables, and the results are compared with predictions from various Monte Carlo event generators. © 2020, CERN for the benefit of the ATLAS collaboration.

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Journal Article
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European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields
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145665
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14 Jul 2020 14:40
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Published
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