Measurement of the t(t)over-bar production cross section in the dilepton channel in pp collisions at root s=7 TeV


Chatrchyan S., Khachatryan V., Sirunyan A. M. , Tumasyan A., Adam W., Aguilo E., ...More

JOURNAL OF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS, no.11, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/jhep11(2012)067
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS

Abstract

The t (t) over bar production cross section (sigma(t (t) over bar)) is measured in proton-proton collisions at root s = 7 TeV in data collected by the CMS experiment, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 2.3 fb(-1). The measurement is performed in events with two leptons (electrons or muons) in the final state, at least two jets identified as jets originating from b quarks, and the presence of an imbalance in transverse momentum. The measured value of sigma(t (t) over bar) for a top-quark mass of 172.5 GeV is 161.9 +/- 2.5 (stat.)(-5.0)(+5.1) (syst.) +/- 3.6 (lumi.) pb, consistent with the prediction of the standard model.