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Title: Measurement of the top quark mass using charged particles in pp collisions at √s = 8 TeV

A novel technique for measuring the mass of the top quark that uses only the kinematic properties of its charged decay products is presented. Top quark pair events with final states with one or two charged leptons and hadronic jets are selected from the data set of 8 TeV proton-proton collisions, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 19.7 fb-1. By reconstructing secondary vertices inside the selected jets and computing the invariant mass of the system formed by the secondary vertex and an isolated lepton, an observable is constructed that is sensitive to the top quark mass that is expected to be robust against the energy scale of hadronic jets. The main theoretical systematic uncertainties, concerning the modeling of the fragmentation and hadronization of b quarks and the reconstruction of secondary vertices from the decays of b hadrons, are studied. A top quark mass of 173.68±0.20(stat)-0.97+1.58(syst) GeV is measured. Furthermore, the overall systematic uncertainty is dominated by the uncertainty in the b quark fragmentation and the modeling of kinematic properties of the top quark.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Yerevan Physics Inst. (YerPhI), Yerevan (Armenia). et al.
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
CMS-TOP-12-030; CERN-EP-2016-062; FERMILAB-PUB-16-098-CMS; arXiv:1603.06536
Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0010; PRVDAQ; 1430902
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-07CH11359
Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review D
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 93; Journal Issue: 9; Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0010
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Research Org:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States); Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Contributing Orgs:
CMS Collaboration
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS
OSTI Identifier:
1253820
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1254144