Measurement of the differential cross-section of highly boosted top quarks as a function of their transverse momentum in $\sqrt{s}$ = 8 TeV proton-proton collisions using the ATLAS detector

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Abstract

The differential cross-section for pair production of top quarks with high transverse momentum is measured in 20.3 fb$^{-1}$ of proton-proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 8 TeV. The measurement is performed for $t\bar{t}$ events in the lepton+jets channel. The cross-section is reported as a function of the hadronically decaying top quark transverse momentum for values above 300 GeV. The hadronically decaying top quark is reconstructed as an anti-$k_t$ jet with radius parameter $R=1.0$ and identified with jet substructure techniques. The observed yield is corrected for detector effects to obtain a cross-section at particle level in a fiducial region close to the event selection. A parton-level cross-section extrapolated to the full phase space is also reported for top quarks with transverse momentum above 300 GeV. The predictions of a majority of next-to-leading-order and leading-order matrix-element Monte Carlo generators are found to agree with the measured cross-sections.
Original languageEnglish
Article number032009
JournalPhysical Review D
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Oct 2015

Bibliographical note

34 pages plus author list (51 pages total), 10 figures, 8 tables, published version, all figures including auxiliary figures are available at https://atlas.web.cern.ch/Atlas/GROUPS/PHYSICS/PAPERS/TOPQ-2014-15/

Keywords

  • hep-ex

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