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Title: Measurement of the charge asymmetry in highly boosted top-quark pair production in √s = 8TeV pp collision data collected by the ATLAS experiment

Here, in the pp → tt¯ process the angular distributions of top and anti-top quarks are expected to present a subtle difference, which could be enhanced by processes not included in the Standard Model. This Letter presents a measurement of the charge asymmetry in events where the top-quark pair is produced with a large invariant mass. The analysis is performed on 20.3 fb-1 of pp collision data at √s = 8TeV collected by the ATLAS experiment at the LHC, using reconstruction techniques specifically designed for the decay topology of highly boosted top quarks. The charge asymmetry in a fiducial region with large invariant mass of the top-quark pair (mtt¯ > 0.75 TeV) and an absolute rapidity difference of the top and anti-top quark candidates within –2 < |yt| – |y| < 2 is measured to be 4.2±3.2%4.2±3.2%, in agreement with the Standard Model prediction at next-to-leading order. A differential measurement in three tt¯ mass bins is also presented.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Aix-Marseille Univ. and CNRS/IN2P3, Marseille (France). et al.
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-76SF00515
Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Physics Letters. Section B
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 756; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0370-2693
Publisher:
Elsevier
Research Org:
SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Contributing Orgs:
ATLAS Collaboration
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS
OSTI Identifier:
1240040
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1242389