Measurement of the charge asymmetry in highly boosted top-quark pair production in √s = 8 TeV pp collision data collected by the ATLAS experiment

Mullier, Geoffrey; Haug, Sigve; Weber, Michael; Meloni, Federico; Cervelli, Alberto; Beck, Hans Peter; Stucci, Stefania; Ereditato, Antonio (2016). Measurement of the charge asymmetry in highly boosted top-quark pair production in √s = 8 TeV pp collision data collected by the ATLAS experiment. Physics letters. B, 756, pp. 52-71. Elsevier 10.1016/j.physletb.2016.02.055

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In the pp→tt process the angular distributions of top and anti-top quarks are expected to present a subtle difference, which could be enhanced by processes not included in the Standard Model. This Letter presents a measurement of the charge asymmetry in events where the top-quark pair is produced with a large invariant mass. The analysis is performed on 20.3 fb⁻¹ of pp collision data at √s=8 TeV collected by the ATLAS experiment at the LHC, using reconstruction techniques specifically designed for the decay topology of highly boosted top quarks. The charge asymmetry in a fiducial region with large invariant mass of the top-quark pair (mtt > 0.75 TeV) and an absolute rapidity difference of the top and anti-top quark candidates within − 2 <|y t |−|y t |< 2 is measured to be 4.2 ± 3.2%, in agreement with the Standard Model prediction at next-to-leading order. A differential measurement in three tt mass bins is also presented.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute > Laboratory for High Energy Physics (LHEP)

UniBE Contributor:

Haug, Sigve; Weber, Michael and Beck, Hans Peter

Subjects:

500 Science > 530 Physics
500 Science > 510 Mathematics

ISSN:

0370-2693

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Annette Krebs-Wegenast

Date Deposited:

14 Aug 2017 08:22

Last Modified:

14 Aug 2017 08:22

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.physletb.2016.02.055

Additional Information:

Kollaboration - Es sind nur die Berner Autoren namentlich erwähnt.

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.99989

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/99989

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