Measurement of the inclusive t t ¯ production cross section in proton-proton collisions at √s = 5.02 TeV


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Tumasyan A., Adam W., Andrejkovic J., Bergauer T., Chatterjee S., Dragicevic M., ...More

Journal of High Energy Physics, vol.2022, no.4, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 2022 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/jhep04(2022)144
  • Journal Name: Journal of High Energy Physics
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, INSPEC, zbMATH, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Keywords: Hadron-Hadron Scattering, Top Physics
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

© 2022, The Author(s).The top quark pair production cross section is measured in proton-proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 5.02 TeV. The data were collected in a special LHC low-energy and low-intensity run in 2017, and correspond to an integrated luminosity of 302 pb−1. The measurement is performed using events with one electron and one muon of opposite charge, and at least two jets. The measured cross section is 60.7 ± 5.0 (stat) ± 2.8 (syst) ± 1.1 (lumi) pb. A combination with the result in the single lepton + jets channel, based on data collected in 2015 at the same center-of-mass energy and corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 27.4 pb−1, is then performed. The resulting measured value is 63.0 ± 4.1 (stat) ± 3.0 (syst+lumi) pb, in agreement with the standard model prediction of 66.8−3.1+2.9 pb. [Figure not available: see fulltext.].