Measurement of the top-quark mass in the fully hadronic decay channel from ATLAS data at root s=7 TeV

AD Wemans, ATLAS Collaboration

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Abstract

The mass of the top quark is measured in a data set corresponding to 4.6 fb(-1) of proton-proton collisions with centre-of-mass energy root s = 7 TeV collected by the ATLAS detector at the LHC. Events consistent with hadronic decays of top-antitop quark pairs with at least six jets in the final state are selected. The substantial background from multijet production is modelled with data-driven methods that utilise the number of identified b-quark jets and the transverse momentum of the sixth leading jet, which have minimal correlation. The top-quark mass is obtained from template fits to the ratio of three-jet to dijet mass. The three-jet mass is calculated from the three jets produced in a top-quark decay. Using these three jets the dijet mass is obtained from the two jets produced in the W boson decay. The top-quark mass obtained from this fit is thus less sensitive to the uncertainty in the energy measurement of the jets. A binned likelihood fit yields a top-quark mass of m(t) = 175.1 +/- 1.4 (stat.) +/- 1.2 (syst.) GeV.
Original languageEnglish
Article number158
Pages (from-to)1-26
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields
Volume75
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Apr 2015

Keywords

  • ATLAS
  • Fully hadronic
  • LHC
  • Proton–proton collisions
  • Top quark
  • Top-quark mass

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