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Title: Measurement of the top quark mass in the dileptonic ttbar decay channel using the mass observables Mbl, MT2, and Mblv in pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 8 TeV

Abstract

A measurement of the top quark mass (M[t]) in the dileptonic ttbar decay channel is performed using data from proton-proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 8 TeV. The data was recorded by the CMS experiment at the LHC and corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 19.7 +/- 0.5 inverse femtobarns. Events are selected with two oppositely charged leptons (l = e, mu) and two jets identified as originating from b quarks. The analysis is based on three kinematic observables whose distributions are sensitive to the value of M[t]. An invariant mass observable, M[b l], and a `stransverse mass' observable, M[T2], are employed in a simultaneous fit to determine the value of M[t] and an overall jet energy scale factor (JSF). A complementary approach is used to construct an invariant mass observable, M[b l nu], that is combined with M[T2] to measure M[t]. The shapes of the observables, along with their evolutions in M[t] and JSF, are modeled by a nonparametric Gaussian process regression technique. The sensitivity of the observables to the value of M[t] is investigated using a Fisher information density method. The top quark mass is measured to be 172.22 +/- 0.18 (stat) +0.89/-0.93 (syst) GeV.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States); Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Contributing Org.:
CMS
OSTI Identifier:
1371783
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-PUB-17-261-CMS; CMS-TOP-15-008; CERN-EP-2017-050; arXiv:1704.06142
1593762
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-07CH11359
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: TBD
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS

Citation Formats

Sirunyan, Albert M, and et al. Measurement of the top quark mass in the dileptonic ttbar decay channel using the mass observables Mbl, MT2, and Mblv in pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 8 TeV. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Sirunyan, Albert M, & et al. Measurement of the top quark mass in the dileptonic ttbar decay channel using the mass observables Mbl, MT2, and Mblv in pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 8 TeV. United States.
Sirunyan, Albert M, and et al. Thu . "Measurement of the top quark mass in the dileptonic ttbar decay channel using the mass observables Mbl, MT2, and Mblv in pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 8 TeV". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1371783.
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title = {Measurement of the top quark mass in the dileptonic ttbar decay channel using the mass observables Mbl, MT2, and Mblv in pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 8 TeV},
author = {Sirunyan, Albert M and et al.},
abstractNote = {A measurement of the top quark mass (M[t]) in the dileptonic ttbar decay channel is performed using data from proton-proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 8 TeV. The data was recorded by the CMS experiment at the LHC and corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 19.7 +/- 0.5 inverse femtobarns. Events are selected with two oppositely charged leptons (l = e, mu) and two jets identified as originating from b quarks. The analysis is based on three kinematic observables whose distributions are sensitive to the value of M[t]. An invariant mass observable, M[b l], and a `stransverse mass' observable, M[T2], are employed in a simultaneous fit to determine the value of M[t] and an overall jet energy scale factor (JSF). A complementary approach is used to construct an invariant mass observable, M[b l nu], that is combined with M[T2] to measure M[t]. The shapes of the observables, along with their evolutions in M[t] and JSF, are modeled by a nonparametric Gaussian process regression technique. The sensitivity of the observables to the value of M[t] is investigated using a Fisher information density method. The top quark mass is measured to be 172.22 +/- 0.18 (stat) +0.89/-0.93 (syst) GeV.},
doi = {},
journal = {TBD},
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place = {United States},
year = {Thu Apr 20 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Thu Apr 20 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
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