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    • Keywords


      Top quark; mass; pole mass; NLO; cross-section; $t\bar{t} +$ jet; POWHEG; perturbative QCD.

    • Abstract


      The $t\bar{t} + 1-{\text{jet}} + X$ differential cross-section in proton-proton collissions at 7 TeV centre of mass energy is investigated with respect to its sensitivity to the top quark mass. The analysis includes higher order QCD corrections at NLO. The impact of the renormalization scale $(\mu_{\text{R}})$, the factorization $(\mu_{\text{F}})$ scale and of the choice of different proton's PDF (parton distribution function) has been evaluated. In this study it is concluded that differential jet rates offer a promising option for alternative mass measurements of the top quark, with theoretical uncertainties below 1 GeV.

    • Author Affiliations


      Simone Alioli1 2 Juan Fuster3 Adrian irles3 Sven Moch2 Peter Uwer4 Marcel Vos3

      1. Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
      2. DESY, Platanenallee 6, 15738 Zeuthen, Germany
      3. IFIC, Centre Mixte CSIC-Universitat de València, E-46071 València, Spain
      4. Institut für Physik, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Newtonstr. 15, 12489 Berlin, Germany
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  • Pramana – Journal of Physics | News

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