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Measurement of colour flow with the jet pull angle in $t\bar{t}$ events using the ATLAS detector at $\sqrt{s}=8$ TeV

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Original languageEnglish
Article numberAad:2015lxa
Pages (from-to)475-493
JournalPhysics Letters B
Publication statusPublished - 24 Sep 2015


The distribution and orientation of energy inside jets is predicted to be an experimental handle on colour connections between the hard-scatter quarks and gluons initiating the jets. This Letter presents a measurement of the distribution of one such variable, the jet pull angle. The pull angle is measured for jets produced in tt¯ events with one W boson decaying leptonically and the other decaying to jets using 20.3 fb −1 of data recorded with the ATLAS detector at a centre-of-mass energy of s=8 TeV at the LHC. The jet pull angle distribution is corrected for detector resolution and acceptance effects and is compared to various models.

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