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Measurement of the top quark mass in the $t\bar{t}\rightarrow \text{ lepton+jets } $ and $t\bar{t}\rightarrow \text{ dilepton } $ channels using $\sqrt{s}=7$ ${\mathrm { TeV}}$ ATLAS data

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Original languageEnglish
Article numberAad:2015nba
Pages (from-to)330
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 17 Jul 2015


The top quark mass was measured in the channels $t\bar{t} \to \mathrm{lepton+jets}$ and $t\bar{t} \to \mathrm{dilepton}$ (lepton=$e, \mu$) based on ATLAS data recorded in 2011. The data were taken at the LHC with a proton--proton centre-of-mass energy of $\sqrt{s}=7$ TeV and correspond to an integrated luminosity of 4.6fb$^{-1}$. The $t\bar{t} \to \mathrm{lepton+jets}$ analysis uses a three-dimensional template technique which determines the top quark mass together with a global jet energy scale factor (JSF), and a relative $b$-to-light-jet energy scale factor (bJSF), where the terms $b$-jets and light-jets refer to jets originating from $b$-quarks and $u, d, c, s$-quarks or gluons, respectively. The analysis of the $t\bar{t} \to \mathrm{dilepton}$ channel exploits a one-dimensional template method using the $m_{\ell b}$ observable, defined as the average invariant mass of the two lepton+$b$-jet pairs in each event. The top quark mass is measured to be $172.33\pm 0.75(\rm {stat}) \pm 1.02(\rm {syst})$ GeV, and $173.79 \pm 0.54({\rm stat}) \pm 1.30({\rm syst})$ GeV in the $t\bar{t} \to lepton+jets$ and $t\bar{t} \to dilepton$ channels, respectively. The combination of the two results yields $m_{\mathrm top} = 172.99 \pm 0.48({\rm stat}) \pm 0.78({\rm syst})$ GeV, with a total uncertainty of $0.91$ GeV.

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