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Journal Articles Physics Letters B Year : 2014

Determination of the top-quark pole mass and strong coupling constant from the ttbar production cross section in pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV

S. Chatrchyan
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Pierre Busson
R. Granier de Cassagnac
C. Mironov
P. Paganini
J.-L. Agram
C. Collard
E. Conte
P. van Hove
D. Contardo
M. Gouzevitch
M. Lethuillier
V. Sordini
P. Verdier
S. Viret

Abstract

The inclusive cross section for top-quark pair production measured by the CMS experiment in proton-proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 7 TeV is compared to the QCD prediction at next-to-next-to-leading order with various parton distribution functions to determine the top-quark pole mass, mtpole, or the strong coupling constant, alphaS. With the parton distribution function set NNPDF2.3, a pole mass of 176.7+3.8-3.4 GeV is obtained when constraining alphaS at the scale of the Z boson mass, mZ, to the current world average. Alternatively, by constraining mtpole to the latest average from direct mass measurements, a value of alphaS(mZ) = 0.1151+0.0033-0.0032 is extracted. This is the first determination of alphaS using events from top-quark production.

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in2p3-00842614 , version 1 (09-07-2013)

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S. Chatrchyan, M. Besançon, F. Couderc, M. Dejardin, D. Denegri, et al.. Determination of the top-quark pole mass and strong coupling constant from the ttbar production cross section in pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV. Physics Letters B, 2014, 728, pp.496-517. ⟨10.1016/j.physletb.2014.08.040⟩. ⟨in2p3-00842614⟩
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