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Differential top-antitop cross-section measurements as a function of observables constructed from final-state particles using pp collisions at $\sqrt{s}=7$ TeV in the ATLAS detector

G. Aad 1 S. Albrand 2 J. Brown 2 J. Collot 2 S. Crépé-Renaudin 2 B. Dechenaux 2 P.A. Delsart 2 C. Gabaldon 2 M.H. Genest 2 J.Y. Hostachy 2 F. Ledroit-Guillon 2 A. Lleres 2 A. Lucotte 2 F. Malek 2 C. Monini 2 J. Stark 2 B. Trocmé 2 M. Wu 2 G. Rahal 3 Z. Barnovska 4 N. Berger 4 M. Delmastro 4 L. Di Ciaccio 4 T.K.O. Doan 4 S. Elles 4 C. Goy 4 T. Hryn’ova 4 S. Jézéquel 4 I. Koletsou 4 R. Lafaye 4 J. Leveque 4 N. Massol 4 G. Sauvage 4 E. Sauvan 4 O. Simard 4 T. Todorov 4 I. Wingerter-Seez 4 S. Abdel Khalek 5 A. Bassalat 5 C. Becot 5 S. Binet 5 C. Bourdarios 5 D. Charfeddine 5 J.B. de Vivie De Regie 5 L. Duflot 5 M. Escalier 5 L. Fayard 5 D. Fournier 5 E.L. Gkougkousis 5 J.-F. Grivaz 5 T. Guillemin 5 F. Hariri 5 S. Henrot-Versillé 5 J. Hrivnac 5 L. Iconomidou-Fayard 5 M. Kado 5 A. Lounis 5 N. Makovec 5 C. Nellist 5 L. Poggioli 5 P. Puzo 5 A. Renaud 5 D. Rousseau 5 G. Rybkin 5 A.C. Schaffer 5 E. Scifo 5 L. Serin 5 S. Simion 5 R. Tanaka 5 H.L. Tran 5 D. Zerwas 5 Z. Zhang 5 D. Boumediene 6 Emmanuel Busato 6 D. Calvet 6 S. Calvet 6 J. Donini 6 E. Dubreuil 6 N. Ghodbane 6 G. Gilles 6 Ph. Gris 6 C. Guicheney 6 H. Liao 6 D. Pallin 6 F. Podlyski 6 C. Santoni 6 D. Simon 6 Timothée Theveneaux-Pelzer 6 Loïc Valery 6 F. Vazeille 6 L. Alio 1 M. Barbero 1 J.-C. Clémens 1 Y. Coadou 1 S. Diglio 1 F. Djama 1 L. Feligioni 1 J. Gao 1 G.D. Hallewell 1 D. Hoffmann 1 F. Hubaut 1 E. B. F. G. Knoops 1 E. Le Guirriec 1 J. Liu 7 D. Madaffari 1 K. Mochizuki 1 E. Monnier 1 S. Muanza 1 Y. Nagai 1 P. Pralavorio 1 A. Rozanov 1 T. Serre 1 M. Talby 1 E. Tiouchichine 1 S. Tisserant 1 J. Toth 1 F. Touchard 1 M. Ughetto 1 L. Vacavant 1
Abstract : Various differential cross-sections are measured in top-quark pair ($t\bar{t}$) events produced in proton-proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of $\sqrt{s} = 7$ TeV at the LHC with the ATLAS detector. These differential cross-sections are presented in a data set corresponding to an integrated luminosity of $4.6$ fb$^{-1}$. The differential cross-sections are presented in terms of kinematic variables of a top-quark proxy referred to as the pseudo-top-quark whose dependence on theoretical models is minimal. The pseudo-top-quark can be defined in terms of either reconstructed detector objects or stable particles in an analogous way. The measurements are performed on $t\bar{t}$ events in the lepton+jets channel, requiring exactly one charged lepton and at least four jets with at least two of them tagged as originating from a $b$-quark. The hadronic and leptonic pseudo-top-quarks are defined via the leptonic or hadronic decay mode of the $W$ boson produced by the top-quark decay in events with a single charged lepton. The cross-section is measured as a function of the transverse momentum and rapidity of both the hadronic and leptonic pseudo-top-quark as well as the transverse momentum, rapidity and invariant mass of the pseudo-top-quark pair system. The measurements are corrected for detector effects and are presented within a kinematic range that closely matches the detector acceptance. Differential cross-section measurements of the pseudo-top-quark variables are compared with several Monte Carlo models that implement next-to-leading order or leading-order multi-leg matrix-element calculations.
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G. Aad, S. Albrand, J. Brown, J. Collot, S. Crépé-Renaudin, et al.. Differential top-antitop cross-section measurements as a function of observables constructed from final-state particles using pp collisions at $\sqrt{s}=7$ TeV in the ATLAS detector. Journal of High Energy Physics, Springer, 2015, 2015 (6), pp.100. ⟨10.1007/JHEP06(2015)100⟩. ⟨in2p3-01119338⟩



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