Forward-backward asymmetry in top quark-antiquark production

Abazov, V. M. and Abbott, B. and Acharya, B. S. and Adams, M. and Adams, T. and Alexeev, G. D. and Alkhazov, G. and Alton, A. and Alverson, G. and Alves, G. A. and Aoki, M. and Arov, M. and Askew, A. and Asman, B. and Atramentov, O. and Avila, C. and BackusMayes, J. and Badaud, F. and Bagby, L. and Baldin, B. and Bandurin, D. V. and Banerjee, S. and Barberis, E. and Baringer, P. and Barreto, J. and Bartlett, J. F. and Bassler, U. and Bazterra, V. and Beale, S. and Bean, A. and Begalli, M. and Begel, M. and Belanger-Champagne, C. and Bellantoni, L. and Beri, S. B. and Bernardi, G. and Bernhard, R. and Bertram, I. and Besancon, M. and Beuselinck, R. and Bezzubov, V. A. and Bhat, P. C. and Bhatnagar, V. and Blazey, G. and Borissov, G. and Fox, H. and Price, D. and Ratoff, P. N. and Ross, A. and Williams, M. R. J. and , D0 Collaboration (2011) Forward-backward asymmetry in top quark-antiquark production. Physical Review D, 84 (11). -. ISSN 1550-7998

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Abstract

We present a measurement of forward-backward asymmetry in top quark-antiquark production in proton-antiproton collisions in the final state containing a lepton and at least four jets. Using a data set corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 5.4 fb(-1), collected by the D0 experiment at the Fermilab Tevatron Collider, we measure the t (t) over bar forward-backward asymmetry to be (9.2 +/- 3.7)% at the reconstruction level. When corrected for detector acceptance and resolution, the asymmetry is found to be (19.6 +/- 6.5)%. We also measure a corrected asymmetry based on the lepton from a top quark decay, found to be (15.2 +/- 4.0)%. The results are compared to predictions based on the next-to-leading-order QCD generator MC@NLO. The sensitivity of the measured and predicted asymmetries to the modeling of gluon radiation is discussed.

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Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title:
Physical Review D
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© 2011 American Physical Society
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54520
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24 May 2012 13:14
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