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Determination of the top-quark pole mass using $ t\overline{t} $ + 1-jet events collected with the ATLAS experiment in 7 TeV pp collisions

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Original languageEnglish
Article numberAad:2015waa
Pages (from-to)121
Journal Journal of High Energy Physics
StatePublished - 19 Oct 2015


The normalized differential cross section for top-quark pair production in association with at least one jet is studied as a function of the inverse of the invariant mass of the $t \bar{t}+1$-jet system. This distribution can be used for a precise determination of the top-quark mass since gluon radiation depends on the mass of the quarks. The experimental analysis is based on proton-proton collision data collected by the ATLAS detector at the LHC with a centre-of-mass energy of 7 TeV corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 4.6 fb$^{-1}$. The selected events were identified using the lepton+jets top-quark-pair decay channel, where lepton refers to either an electron or a muon. The observed distribution is compared to a theoretical prediction at next-to-leading-order accuracy in quantum chromodynamics using the pole-mass scheme. With this method, the measured value of the top-quark pole mass, $m_t^{\rm pole}$, is: $m_t^{\rm pole}$ =173.7 $\pm$ 1.5 (stat.) $\pm$ 1.4 (syst.) $^{+ 1.0}_{-0.5}$ (theory) GeV. This result represents the most precise measurement of the top-quark pole mass to date.

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