Measurements of top-quark pair differential and double-differential cross-sections in the $\ell$+jets channel with $pp$ collisions at $\sqrt{s}=13$ TeV using the ATLAS detector

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Authors

  • ATLAS Collaboration

Colleges, School and Institutes

Abstract

Single- and double-differential cross-section measurements are presented for the production of top-quark pairs, in the lepton + jets channel at particle and parton level. Two topologies, resolved and boosted, are considered and the results are presented as a function of several kinematic variables characterising the top and $t\bar{t}$ system and jet multiplicities. The study was performed using data from $pp$ collisions at centre-of-mass energy of 13 TeV collected in 2015 and 2016 by the ATLAS detector at the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC), corresponding to an integrated luminosity of $36~\mathrm{fb}^{-1}$. Due to the large $t\bar{t}$ cross-section at the LHC, such measurements allow a detailed study of the properties of top-quark production and decay, enabling precision tests of several Monte Carlo generators and fixed-order Standard Model predictions. Overall, there is good agreement between the theoretical predictions and the data.

Bibliographic note

116 pages in total, author list starting page 100, 69 figures, 28 tables, submitted to EPJC. All figures including auxiliary figures are available at https://atlas.web.cern.ch/Atlas/GROUPS/PHYSICS/PAPERS/TOPQ-2018-15

Details

Original languageEnglish
JournalEur. Phys. J. C
Volume79
Publication statusPublished - 24 Dec 2019

Keywords

  • hep-ex