Measurement of the t(t)over-bar production cross section using events with one lepton and at least one jet in pp collisions at root s=13 TeV


Sirunyan A. M. , Tumasyan A., Adam W., Asilar E., Bergauer T., Brandstetter J., ...More

JOURNAL OF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS, no.9, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/jhep09(2017)051
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS

Abstract

A measurement of the t (t) over bar production cross section at root s = 13 TeV is presented using proton-proton collisions, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 2.2 fb(-1), collected with the CMS detector at the LHC. Final states with one isolated charged lepton (electron or muon) and at least one jet are selected and categorized according to the accompanying jet multiplicity. From a likelihood fit to the invariant mass distribution of the isolated lepton and a jet identified as coming from the hadronization of a bottom quark, the cross section is measured to be sigma(tt) = 888 +/- 2; (stat) (+26)(-28) (syst) +/- 20 (lumi) pb, in agreement with the standard model prediction. Using the expected dependence of the cross section on the pole mass of the top quark (m(t)), the value of m(t) is found to be 170:6 +/- 2:7 GeV.