Measurements of top quark pair relative differential cross-sections with ATLAS in pp collisions at root s=7 TeV


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Aad G., Abajyan T., Abbott B., Abdallah J., Khalek S. A. , Abdelalim A. A. , ...More

EUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL C, vol.73, no.1, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 73 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-012-2261-1
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL C

Abstract

Measurements are presented of differential cross-sections for top quark pair production in pp collisions at root s = 7 TeV relative to the total inclusive top quark pair production cross-section. A data sample of 2.05 fb(-1) recorded by the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider is used. Relative differential cross-sections are derived as a function of the invariant mass, the transverse momentum and the rapidity of the top quark pair system. Events are selected in the lepton (electron or muon) + jets channel. The background-subtracted differential distributions are corrected for detector effects, normalized to the total inclusive top quark pair production cross-section and compared to theoretical predictions. The measurement uncertainties range typically between 10 % and 20 % and are generally dominated by systematic effects. No significant deviations from the Standard Model expectations are observed.