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Measurement of masses in the t t-bar system by kinematic endpoints in pp collisions at sqrt(s)=7 TeV

S. Chatrchyan M. Besançon 1 S. Choudhury 1 F. Couderc 1 M. Dejardin 1 D. Denegri 1 B. Fabbro 1 J.L. Faure 1 F. Ferri 1 S. Ganjour 1 A. Givernaud 1 P. Gras 1 G. Hamel de Monchenault 1 P. Jarry 1 E. Locci 1 J. Malcles 1 L. Millischer 1 A. Nayak 1 J. Rander 1 A. Rosowsky 1 M. Titov 1 S. Baffioni 2 F. Beaudette 2 L. Benhabib 2 L. Bianchini 2 M. Bluj 2 Pierre Busson 2 C. Charlot 2 N. Daci 2 T. Dahms 2 M. Dalchenko 2 L. Dobrzynski 2 A. Florent 2 R. Granier de Cassagnac 2 M. Haguenauer 2 P. Mine 2 C. Mironov 2 I.N. Naranjo 2 M. Nguyen 2 C. Ochando 2 P. Paganini 2 D. Sabes 2 R. Salerno 2 Y. Sirois 2 C. Veelken 2 A. Zabi 2 J.-L. Agram 3 J. Andrea 3 D. Bloch 3 D. Bodin 3 J.-M. Brom 3 E.C. Chabert 3 C. Collard 3 E. Conte 3 F. Drouhin 3 J.-C. Fontaine 3 D. Gele 3 U. Goerlach 3 C. Goetzmann 3 P. Juillot 3 A.-C. Le Bihan 3 P. van Hove 3 S. Beauceron 4 N. Beaupere 4 G. Boudoul 4 S. Brochet 4 J. Chasserat 4 R. Chierici 4 D. Contardo 4 P. Depasse 4 H. El Mamouni 4 J. Fay 4 S. Gascon 4 M. Gouzevitch 4 B. Ille 4 T. Kurca 4 M. Lethuillier 4 L. Mirabito 4 S. Perries 4 L. Sgandurra 4 V. Sordini 4 Y. Tschudi 4 M. Vander Donckt 4 P. Verdier 4 S. Viret 4 
Abstract : A simultaneous measurement of the top-quark, W-boson, and neutrino masses is reported for t t-bar events selected in the dilepton final state from a data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 5.0 inverse femtobarns collected by the CMS experiment in pp collisions at sqrt(s)=7 TeV. The analysis is based on endpoint determinations in kinematic distributions. When the neutrino and W-boson masses are constrained to their world-average values, a top-quark mass value of M[t]=173.9 +/- 0.9 (stat.) +1.6/-2.0 (syst.) GeV is obtained. When such constraints are not used, the three particle masses are obtained in a simultaneous fit. In this unconstrained mode the study serves as a test of mass determination methods that may be used in beyond standard model physics scenarios where several masses in a decay chain may be unknown and undetected particles lead to underconstrained kinematics.
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S. Chatrchyan, M. Besançon, S. Choudhury, F. Couderc, M. Dejardin, et al.. Measurement of masses in the t t-bar system by kinematic endpoints in pp collisions at sqrt(s)=7 TeV. European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields, Springer Verlag (Germany), 2013, 73, pp.2494. ⟨10.1140/epjc/s10052-013-2494-7⟩. ⟨in2p3-00816800⟩

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