Combination of inclusive top-quark pair production cross-section measurements using ATLAS and CMS data at √s = 7 and 8 TeV

Anders, J.K.; Beck, H.P.; Chatterjee, M.; Ereditato, A.; Franconi, L.; Halser, L.; Haug, S.; Ilg, A.; Lehmann, N.; Müller, R.; Weber, M.S. (2023). Combination of inclusive top-quark pair production cross-section measurements using ATLAS and CMS data at √s = 7 and 8 TeV. Journal of High Energy Physics, 07 Springer 10.1007/JHEP07(2023)213

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A combination of measurements of the inclusive top-quark pair production cross-section performed by ATLAS and CMS in proton–proton collisions at centre-of-mass energies of 7 and 8 TeV at the LHC is presented. The cross-sections are obtained using top-quark pair decays with an opposite-charge electron–muon pair in the final state and with data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of about 5 fb−1 at √s = 7 TeV and about 20 fb−1 at √s = 8 TeV for each experiment. The combined cross-sections are determined to be 178.5 ± 4.7 pb at √s = 7 TeV and 243.3+6.0−5.9 pb at √s = 8 TeV with a correlation of 0.41, using a reference top-quark mass value of 172.5 GeV. The ratio of the combined cross-sections is determined to be R8/7 = 1.363 ± 0.032. The combined measured cross-sections and their ratio agree well with theory calculations using several parton distribution function (PDF) sets. The values of the top-quark pole mass (with the strong coupling fixed at 0.118) and the strong coupling (with the top-quark pole mass fixed at 172.5 GeV) are extracted from the combined results by fitting a next-to-next-to-leading-order plus next-to-next-to-leading-log QCD prediction to the measurements. Using a version of the NNPDF3.1 PDF set containing no top-quark measurements, the results obtained are mpole t = 173.4+1.8−2.0 GeV and αs(mZ ) = 0.1170+0.0021−0.0018.

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Journal Article (Original Article)


08 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute > Laboratory for High Energy Physics (LHEP)
10 Strategic Research Centers > Albert Einstein Center for Fundamental Physics (AEC)

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Anders, John Kenneth, Beck, Hans Peter, Chatterjee, Meghranjana, Ereditato, Antonio, Franconi, Laura, Halser, Lea, Haug, Sigve, Ilg, Armin, Lehmann, Niklaus, Müller, Roman, Weber, Michele


500 Science > 530 Physics









Date Deposited:

15 Feb 2024 11:19

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15 Feb 2024 11:28

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Kollaboration - Es sind nur die Berner Autor*innen namentlich erwaehnt; the ATLAS collaboration

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Hadron-Hadron Scattering, Top Physics




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