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Física Experimental de Alta Energía

Publicaciones

A study of heavy flavor quarks produced in association with top quark pairs at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV using the ATLAS detector

Publicaciones

A study of heavy flavor quarks produced in association with top quark pairs at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV using the ATLAS detector

Research areas:

Física Experimental de Alta Energía

Year:

2013

Type of Publication:

In Proceeding

Authors:

Journal:

Phys.Rev.

Volume:

D89

Pages:

11

Abstract:

Using a sample of dilepton top-quark pair (ttbar) candidate events, a study is performed of the production of top-quark pairs together with heavy-flavor (HF) quarks, ttbar+b+X or ttbar+c+X, collectively referred to as ttbar+HF. The dataset used corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 4.7 fb-1 of proton--proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 7 TeV recorded by the ATLAS detector at the CERN Large Hadron Collider. The presence of additional HF quarks in the ttbar sample is inferred by looking for events with at least three b-tagged jets, where two are attributed to the b-quarks from the ttbar decays and the third to additional HF production. The dominant background to ttbar+HF in this sample is ttbar+jet events in which a light-flavor jet is misidentified as a heavy-flavor jet. To determine the heavy- and light-flavor content of the additional b-tagged jets, a fit to the vertex mass distribution of b-tagged jets in the sample is performed. The result of the fit shows that 79 +/- 14 (stat.) +/- 22 (syst.) of the 105 selected extra b-tagged jets originate from HF quarks, three standard deviations away from the hypothesis of zero ttbar+HF production. The result for extra HF production is quoted as a ratio (R_HF) of the cross section for ttbar+HF production to the cross section for ttbar production with at least one additional jet. Both cross sections are measured in a fiducial kinematic region within the ATLAS acceptance. R_HF is measured to be [6.2 +/- 1.1 (stat.) +/- 1.8 (syst.)]% for jets with pT>25 GeV and |eta|

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