Measurement of tt¯ production with a veto on additional central jet activity in pp collisions at s√=7 TeV using the ATLAS detector

Barton, Adam and Borissov, Guennadi and Bouhova-Thacker, Eva and Brodbeck, Timothy and Chilingarov, Alexandre and Davidson, Ruth and de Mora, Lee and Dearnaley, William and Fox, Harald and Henderson, Robert and Hughes, Gareth and Jones, Roger William Lewis and Kartvelishvili, Vakhtang and Long, Robin and Love, Peter and Ratoff, Peter and Smizanska, Maria and Walder, James (2012) Measurement of tt¯ production with a veto on additional central jet activity in pp collisions at s√=7 TeV using the ATLAS detector. European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields, 72 (6). ISSN 1434-6044

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Abstract

A measurement of the jet activity in tt¯ events produced in proton–proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 7 TeV is presented, using 2.05 fb−1 of integrated luminosity collected by the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider. The tt¯ events are selected in the dilepton decay channel with two identified b-jets from the top quark decays. Events are vetoed if they contain an additional jet with transverse momentum above a threshold in a central rapidity interval. The fraction of events surviving the jet veto is presented as a function of this threshold for four different central rapidity interval definitions. An alternate measurement is also performed, in which events are vetoed if the scalar transverse momentum sum of the additional jets in each rapidity interval is above a threshold. In both measurements, the data are corrected for detector effects and compared to the theoretical models implemented in MC@NLO, Powheg, Alpgen and Sherpa. The experimental uncertainties are often smaller than the spread of theoretical predictions, allowing deviations between data and theory to be observed in some regions of phase space.

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European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields
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20 Dec 2013 00:06
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