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Inclusive and differential measurements of the tt charge asymmetry in pp collisions at √s = 8 TeV

Khachatryan, V. and Anderson, D. and Apresyan, A. and Bornheim, A. and Bunn, J. and Chen, Y. and Duarte, J. and Mott, A. and Newman, H. B. and Pena, C. and Pierini, M. and Spiropulu, M. and Vlimant, J. R. and Xie, S. and Zhu, R. Y. and Dubinin, M. (2016) Inclusive and differential measurements of the tt charge asymmetry in pp collisions at √s = 8 TeV. Physics Letters B, 757 . pp. 154-179. ISSN 0370-2693. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20160628-071348438

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Abstract

The tt charge asymmetry is measured in proton–proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 8 TeV8 TeV. The data, collected with the CMS experiment at the LHC, correspond to an integrated luminosity of 19.7 fb^(−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)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)−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.


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Spiropulu, M.0000-0001-8172-7081
Xie, S.0000-0003-2509-5731
Additional Information:©2016 CERN for the benefit of the CMS Collaboration. Published by Elsevier B.V. Received 11 July 2015, Revised 23 February 2016, Accepted 21 March 2016, Available online 29 March 2016. This is an open access article under the CC BY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). Editor: M. Doser Funded by SCOAP3. We thank Werner Bernreuther, Zong-Guo Si, Johann Kühn, Ger-man Rodrigo, Emidio Gabrielli, Antonio Racioppi, and Martti Raidal for kindly providing theoretical predictions for the differential dis-tributions that are measured in this letter. We congratulate our colleagues in the CERN accelerator depart-ments for the excellent performance of the LHC and thank the technical and administrative staffs at CERN and at other CMS in-stitutes for their contributions to the success of the CMS effort. In addition, we gratefully acknowledge the computing centres and personnel of the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid for delivering so effectively the computing infrastructure essential to our analyses. Finally, we acknowledge the enduring support for the construc-tion and operation of the LHC and the CMS detector provided by the following funding agencies: BMWFW and FWF (Austria); FNRS and FWO (Belgium); CNPq, CAPES, FAPERJ, and FAPESP (Brazil); MES (Bulgaria); CERN; CAS, MoST, and NSFC (China); COLCIENCIAS (Colombia); MSES and CSF (Croatia); RPF (Cyprus); MoER, ERC IUT and ERDF (Estonia); Academy of Finland, MEC, and HIP (Finland); CEA and CNRS/IN2P3 (France); BMBF, DFG, and HGF (Germany); GSRT (Greece); OTKA and NIH (Hungary); DAE and DST (India); IPM (Iran); SFI (Ireland); INFN (Italy); MSIP and NRF (Republic of Korea); LAS (Lithuania); MOE and UM (Malaysia); CINVESTAV, CONACYT, SEP, and UASLP-FAI (Mexico); MBIE (New Zealand); PAEC (Pakistan); MSHE and NSC (Poland); FCT (Portugal); JINR (Dubna); MON, RosAtom, RAS and RFBR (Russia); MESTD (Serbia); SEIDI and CPAN (Spain); Swiss Funding Agencies (Switzerland); MST (Taipei); ThEPCenter, IPST, STAR and NSTDA (Thailand); TUBITAK and TAEK (Turkey); NASU and SFFR (Ukraine); STFC (United Kingdom); DOE and NSF (USA). Individuals have received support from the Marie-Curie programme and the European Research Council and EPLANET (Eu-ropean Union); the Leventis Foundation; the A.P. Sloan Founda-tion; the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation; the Belgian Fed-eral Science Policy Office; the Fonds pour la Formation à la Recherche dans l’Industrie et dans l’Agriculture(FRIA-Belgium); the Agentschap voor Innovatie door Wetenschap en Technologie (IWT-Belgium); the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MEYS) of the Czech Republic; the Council of Science and Industrial Research, India; the HOMING PLUS programme of the Foundation for Polish Science, cofinanced from European Union, Regional Development Fund; the Compagnia di San Paolo (Torino); the Consorzio per la Fisica (Trieste); MIUR project 20108T4XTM (Italy); the Thalis and Aristeia programmes cofinanced by EU-ESF and the Greek NSRF; the National Priorities Research Program by Qatar National Research Fund; the Rachadapisek Sompot Fund for Postdoctoral Fellowship, Chulalongkorn University (Thailand); and the Welch Foundation.
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Subject Keywords:CMS; Physics; Top quark; Charge asymmetry
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Official Citation:Inclusive and differential measurements of the charge asymmetry in pp collisions at, Physics Letters B, Volume 757, 10 June 2016, Pages 154-179, ISSN 0370-2693, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2016.03.060. (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0370269316300314)
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