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Measurement of spin correlations in tt production using the matrix element method in the muon+jets final state in pp collisions at √s=8 TeV

CMS Collaboration; Khachatryan, V.; Sirunyan, A.M.; Tumasyan, A.; Adam, W.; Asilar, E.; Bergauer, T.; Brandstetter, J.; Brondolin, E.; Dragicevic, M.; Erö, J.; Flechl, M.; Friedl, M.; Frühwirth, R.; Ghete, V.M.; Hartl, C.; Hörmann, N.; Hrubec, J.; Jeitler, M.; Knünz, V.; ... mehr

Abstract (englisch): The consistency of the spin correlation strength in top quark pair production with the standard model (SM) prediction is tested in the muon+jets final state. The events are selected from pp collisions, collected by the CMS detector, at a centre-of-mass energy of 8 TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 19.7 fb−1. The data are compared with the expectation for the spin correlation predicted by the SM and with the expectation of no correlation. Using a template fit method, the fraction of events that show SM spin correlations is measured to be View the MathML source0.72±0.08(stat)−0.13+0.15(syst), representing the most precise measurement of this quantity in the muon+jets final state to date.

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Experimentelle Kernphysik (IEKP)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2016
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator DOI: 10.1016/j.physletb.2016.05.005
ISSN: 0370-2693
URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-554066
KITopen ID: 1000055406
Erschienen in Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Band 758
Seiten 321-346
Bemerkung zur Veröffentlichung Gefördert durch SCOAP3
Schlagworte CMS; LHC; Top quark; Matrix element method; Spin
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