Measurement of the Top Quark Mass in the tt̅ → Lepton+Jets and tt̅ → Dilepton Channels Using √s̅=7 TeV ATLAS Data


The top quark mass was measured in the channels tt̅ → lepton+jets and tt̅ → dilepton (lepton = e,μ) based on ATLAS data recorded in 2011. The data were taken at the LHC with a proton–proton centre-of-mass energy of √s̅ = 7 TeV and correspond to an integrated luminosity of 4.6 fb⁻¹. The tt̅ → lepton+jets analysis uses a three-dimensional template technique which determines the top quark mass together with a global jet energy scale factor (JSF), and a relative b-to-light-jet energy scale factor (bJSF), where the terms b-jets and light-jets refer to jets originating from b-quarks and u, d, c, s-quarks or gluons, respectively. The analysis of thett̅ → dilepton channel exploits a one-dimensional template method using the m_{ℓb} observable, defined as the average invariant mass of the two lepton+b-jet pairs in each event. The top quark mass is measured to be 172.33±0.75(stat + JSF + bJSF)± 1.02(syst) GeV, and 173.79 ± 0.54(stat) ± 1.30(syst) GeV in the tt̅ → lepton+jets and tt̅ → dilepton channels, respectively. The combination of the two results yields m_{top} = 172.99 ± 0.48(stat) ± 0.78(syst) GeV, with a total uncertainty of 0.91 GeV.



Jets (Nuclear physics), Quarks, Leptons (Nuclear physics), Mass (Nuclear physics)


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