Title

Measurement of differential t t ¯ production cross sections using top quarks at large transverse momenta in pp collisions at s =13 TeV MEASUREMENT of DIFFERENTIAL t t ¯ ... SIRUNYAN A. M. et al.

Document Type

Article

Abstract

A measurement is reported of differential top quark pair (tt¯) production cross sections, where top quarks are produced at large transverse momenta. The data collected with the CMS detector at the LHC are from pp collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 35.9 fb-1. The measurement uses events where at least one top quark decays as t→Wb→qq¯′b and is reconstructed as a large-radius jet with transverse momentum in excess of 400 GeV. The second top quark is required to decay either in a similar way or leptonically, as inferred from a reconstructed electron or muon, a bottom quark jet, and missing transverse momentum due to the undetected neutrino. The cross section is extracted as a function of kinematic variables of individual top quarks or of the tt¯ system. The results are presented at the particle level, within a region of phase space close to that of the experimental acceptance, and at the parton level and are compared to various theoretical models. In both decay channels, the observed absolute cross sections are significantly lower than the predictions from theory, while the normalized differential measurements are well described.

Department(s)

Physics and Engineering

Publication Title

Physical Review D

Volume

103

Issue

5

Publication Date

3-19-2021

DOI

10.1103/PhysRevD.103.052008

ISSN

24700010

E-ISSN

24700029

Comments

The CMS Collaboration includes over 100 authors. This record includes the Bethel author and the first 5 authors listed. The full list of authors can be viewed on the downloaded document or at the original publisher's website - https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.103.052008

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