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Measurement of double-differential cross sections for top quark pair production in pp collisions at $\sqrt{s}$ = 8 TeV and impact on parton distribution functions


CMS Collaboration; Canelli, Florencia; Kilminster, Benjamin; Aarestad, Thea; Caminada, Lea; De Cosa, Annapaoloa; Del Burgo, Riccardo; Donato, Silvio; Galloni, Camilla; Hinzmann, Andreas; Hreus, Tomas; Ngadiuba, Jennifer; Pinna, Deborah; Rauco, Giorgia; Robmann, Peter; Salerno, Daniel; Schweiger, Korbinian; Seitz, Claudia; Takahashi, Yuta; Zucchetta, Alberto; et al (2017). Measurement of double-differential cross sections for top quark pair production in pp collisions at $\sqrt{s}$ = 8 TeV and impact on parton distribution functions. European Physical Journal C - Particles and Fields, C77(7):459.

Abstract

Normalized double-differential cross sections for top quark pair ($t\overline{t}$) production are measured in pp collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 8 TeV with the CMS experiment at the LHC. The analyzed data correspond to an integrated luminosity of 19.7 $fb^{-1}$. The measurement is performed in the dilepton $e^{\pm }\mu^{\mp}$ final state. The $t\overline{t}$ cross section is determined as a function of various pairs of observables characterizing the kinematics of the top quark and $t\overline{t}$ system. The data are compared to calculations using perturbative quantum chromodynamics at next-to-leading and approximate next-to-next-to-leading orders. They are also compared to predictions of Monte Carlo event generators that complement fixed-order computations with parton showers, hadronization, and multiple-parton interactions. Overall agreement is observed with the predictions, which is improved when the latest global sets of proton parton distribution functions are used. The inclusion of the measured $t\overline{t}$ cross sections in a fit of parametrized parton distribution functions is shown to have significant impact on the gluon distribution.

Abstract

Normalized double-differential cross sections for top quark pair ($t\overline{t}$) production are measured in pp collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 8 TeV with the CMS experiment at the LHC. The analyzed data correspond to an integrated luminosity of 19.7 $fb^{-1}$. The measurement is performed in the dilepton $e^{\pm }\mu^{\mp}$ final state. The $t\overline{t}$ cross section is determined as a function of various pairs of observables characterizing the kinematics of the top quark and $t\overline{t}$ system. The data are compared to calculations using perturbative quantum chromodynamics at next-to-leading and approximate next-to-next-to-leading orders. They are also compared to predictions of Monte Carlo event generators that complement fixed-order computations with parton showers, hadronization, and multiple-parton interactions. Overall agreement is observed with the predictions, which is improved when the latest global sets of proton parton distribution functions are used. The inclusion of the measured $t\overline{t}$ cross sections in a fit of parametrized parton distribution functions is shown to have significant impact on the gluon distribution.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute
Dewey Decimal Classification:530 Physics
Language:English
Date:2017
Deposited On:08 Dec 2017 12:57
Last Modified:19 Feb 2018 08:51
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:1434-6044
OA Status:Gold
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1140/epjc/s10052-017-4984-5

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