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URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-424601

Determination of the top-quark pole mass and strong coupling constant from the t(t)over-bar production cross section in pp collisions at root s=7 TeV

Chatrchyan, S.; Khachatryan, V.; Sirunyan, A. M.; Tumasyan, A.; Adam, W.; Bergauer, T.; Dragicevic, M.; Eroe, J.; Fabjan, C.; Friedl, M.; Fruehwirth, R.; Ghete, V. M.; Hoermann, N.; Hrubec, J.; Jeitler, M.; Kiesenhofer, W.; Knuenz, V.; Krammer, M.; Kraetschmer, I.; Liko, D.; ... mehr

Abstract:
The inclusive cross section for top-quark pair production measured by the CMS experiment in proton–proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 7 TeV is compared to the QCD prediction at next-to-next-to-leading order with various parton distribution functions to determine the top-quark pole mass, mtpole , or the strong coupling constant, αS . With the parton distribution function set NNPDF2.3, a pole mass of 176.7−3.4+3.8 GeV is obtained when constraining αS at the scale of the Z boson mass, mZ , to the current world average. Alternatively, by constraining mtpole to the latest average from direct mass measurements, a value of αS(mZ)=0.1151−0.0032+0.0033 is extracted. This is the first determination of αS using events from top-quark production.


Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Experimentelle Kernphysik (IEKP)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2014
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 0370-2693
KITopen ID: 1000042460
Erschienen in Physics Letters B
Band 728
Seiten 496-517
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