Measurement of the top quark pair production charge asymmetry in proton-proton collisions at √s = 7 TeV using the ATLAS detector

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This paper presents a measurement of the top quark pair (tt̄) production charge asymmetry AC using 4.7 fb-1 of proton-proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy √s = 7TeV collected by the ATLAS detector at the LHC. A tt̄-enriched sample of events with a single lepton (electron or muon), missing transverse momentum and at least four high transverse momentum jets, of which at least one is tagged as coming from a b-quark, is selected. A likelihood fit is used to reconstruct the tt̄ event kinematics. A Bayesian unfolding procedure is employed to estimate AC at the parton-level. The measured value of the tt̄ production charge asymmetry is AC = 0.006 ± 0.010, where the uncertainty includes both the statistical and the systematic components. Differential AC measurements as a function of the invariant mass, the rapidity and the transverse momentum of the tt̄- system are also presented. In addition, AC is measured for a subset of events with large tt̄ velocity, where physics beyond the Standard Model could contribute. All measurements are consistent with the Standard Model predictions.

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  • Aad, G; Abajyan, T; Abbott, B; Abdallah, J; Abdel Khalek, S; Abdinov, O; Aben, R; Abi, B; Abolins, M; AbouZeid, OS; Abramowicz, H; Abreu, H; Abulaiti, Y; Acharya, BS; Adamczyk, L; Adams, DL; Addy, TN; Adelman, J; Adomeit, S; Adye, T; Aefsky, S; Agatonovic-Jovin, T; Aguilar-Saavedra, JA; Agustoni, M; Ahlen, SP; Ahmad, A; Ahmadov, F; Aielli, G; Akesson, TPA; Akimoto, G; Akimov, AV; Alam, MA; Albert, J; Albrand, S; Alconada Verzini, MJ; Aleksa, M; Aleksandrov, IN; Alessandria, F; Alexa, C; Alexander, G; Alexandre, G; Alexopoulos, T; Alhroob, M; Aliev, M; Alimonti, G; Alio, L; Alison, J; Allbrooke, BMM; Allison, LJ; Allport, PP; Allwood-Spiers, SE; Almond, J; Aloisio, A; Alon, R; Alonso, A; Alonso, F; Altheimer, A; Alvarez Gonzalez, B; Alviggi, MG; Amako, K; Amaral Coutinho, Y; Amelung, C; Ammosov, VV; Amor Dos Santos, SP; Amorim, A; Amoroso, S; Amram, N; Amundsen, G; Anastopoulos, C; Ancu, LS; Andari, N; Andeen, T; Anders, CF; Anders, G; Anderson, KJ; Andreazza, A; Andrei, V; Anduaga, XS; Angelidakis, S; Anger, P; Angerami, A; Anghinolfi, F; Anisenkov, AV; Anjos, N; Annovi, A; Antonaki, A; Antonelli, M; Antonov, A; Antos, J; Anulli, F; Aoki, M; Aperio Bella, L; Apolle, R; Arabidze, G; Aracena, I; Arai, Y; Arce, ATH; Arfaoui, S; Arguin, JF; Argyropoulos, S

Published Date

  • January 1, 2014

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Volume / Issue

  • 2014 / 2

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1029-8479

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1126-6708

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/JHEP02(2014)107

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  • Scopus