Inclusive and Differential Measurements of the t t ¯ Charge Asymmetry in Pp Collisions at √s = 8 TeV
Author(s)CMS Collaboration; Apyan, Aram; Barbieri, Richard Alexander; Baty, Austin Alan; Bierwagen, Katharina; Brandt, Stephanie Akemi; Busza, Wit; Cali, Ivan Amos; Demiragli, Zeynep; Di Matteo, Leonardo; Gomez-Ceballos, Guillelmo; Goncharov, Maxim; Gulhan, Doga Can; Innocenti, Gian Michele; Klute, Markus; Kovalskyi, Dmytro; Lai, Yue Shi; Lee, Young-Jin; Levin, Andrew Michael; Luckey Jr, P David; McGinn, Christopher Francis; Mironov, Camelia Maria; Niu, Xinmei; Paus, Christoph M. E.; Ralph, Duncan Kelley; Roland, Christof E; Roland, Gunther M; Salfeld-Nebgen, Jakob Maxillian Henry; Stephans, George S. F.; Sumorok, Konstanty C; Varma, Mukund Madhav; Velicanu, Dragos Alexandru; Veverka, Jan; Wang, Jing; Wang, Ta-Wei; Wyslouch, Boleslaw; Yang, Mingming; Wyslouch, Victoria; ... Show more Show less
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The tt¯ charge asymmetry is measured in proton–proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 8 TeV. The data, collected with the CMS experiment at the LHC, correspond to an integrated luminosity of 19.7 fb[superscript −1]. Selected events contain an electron or a muon and four or more jets, where at least one jet is identified as originating from b-quark hadronization. The inclusive charge asymmetry is found to be 0.0010±0.0068 (stat)±0.0037 (syst). In addition, differential charge asymmetries as a function of rapidity, transverse momentum, and invariant mass of the tt¯ system are studied. For the first time at the LHC, the measurements are also performed in a reduced fiducial phase space of top quark pair production, with an integrated result of −0.0035±0.0072 (stat)±0.0031 (syst). All measurements are consistent within two standard deviations with zero asymmetry as well as with the predictions of the standard model.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Laboratory for Nuclear Science
Physics Letters B
Khachatryan, V. et al. “Inclusive and Differential Measurements of the t t ¯ Charge Asymmetry in Pp Collisions at √s = 8 TeV.” Physics Letters B 757 (June 2016): 154–179 © 2016 CERN for the benefit of the CMS Collaboration
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