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Measurement of the top quark-pair production cross section with ATLAS in pp collisions at √s = 7 TeV

  • Author(s): Aad, G;
  • Abbott, B;
  • Abdallah, J;
  • Abdelalim, AA;
  • Abdesselam, A;
  • Abdinov, O;
  • Abi, B;
  • Abolins, M;
  • Abramowicz, H;
  • Abreu, H;
  • Acerbi, E;
  • Acharya, BS;
  • Ackers, M;
  • Adams, DL;
  • Addy, TN;
  • Adelman, J;
  • Aderholz, M;
  • Adomeit, S;
  • Adragna, P;
  • Adye, T;
  • Aefsky, S;
  • Aguilar-Saavedra, JA;
  • Aharrouche, M;
  • Ahlen, SP;
  • Ahles, F;
  • Ahmad, A;
  • Ahmed, H;
  • Ahsan, M;
  • Aielli, G;
  • Akdogan, T;
  • Åkesson, TPA;
  • Akimoto, G;
  • Akimov, AV;
  • Alam, MS;
  • Alam, MA;
  • Albrand, S;
  • Aleksa, M;
  • Aleksandrov, IN;
  • Aleppo, M;
  • Alessandria, F;
  • Alexa, C;
  • Alexander, G;
  • Alexandre, G;
  • Alexopoulos, T;
  • Alhroob, M;
  • Aliev, M;
  • Alimonti, G;
  • Alison, J;
  • Aliyev, M;
  • Allport, PP;
  • Allwood-Spiers, SE;
  • Almond, J;
  • Aloisio, A;
  • Alon, R;
  • Alonso, A;
  • Alonso, J;
  • Alviggi, MG;
  • Amako, K;
  • Amaral, P;
  • Amelung, C;
  • Ammosov, VV;
  • Amorim, A;
  • Amorós, G;
  • Amram, N;
  • Anastopoulos, C;
  • Andeen, T;
  • Anders, CF;
  • Anderson, KJ;
  • Andreazza, A;
  • Andrei, V;
  • Andrieux, ML;
  • Anduaga, XS;
  • Angerami, A;
  • Anghinolfi, F;
  • Anjos, N;
  • Annovi, A;
  • Antonaki, A;
  • Antonelli, M;
  • Antonelli, S;
  • Antos, J;
  • Antunovic, B;
  • Anulli, F;
  • Aoun, S;
  • Bella, LA;
  • Apolle, R;
  • Arabidze, G;
  • Aracena, I;
  • Arai, Y;
  • Arce, ATH;
  • Archambault, JP;
  • Arfaoui, S;
  • Arguin, JF;
  • Arik, E;
  • Arik, M;
  • Armbruster, AJ;
  • Arms, KE;
  • Armstrong, SR;
  • Arnaez, O;
  • Arnault, C;
  • Artamonov, A
  • et al.
Abstract

A measurement of the production cross-section for top quark pairs (tt̅) in pp collisions at √s =7 TeVis presented using data recorded with the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider. Events are selected in two different topologies: single lepton (electron e or muon μ) with large missing transverse energy and at least four jets, and dilepton (ee, μμ or eμ) with large missing transverse energy and at least two jets. In a data sample of 2.9 pb–1, 37 candidate events are observed in the single-lepton topology and 9 events in the dilepton topology. The corresponding expected backgrounds from non-tt̅ Standard Model processes are estimated using data-driven methods and determined to be 12.2 ± 3.9 events and 2.5± 0.6 events, respectively. The kinematic properties of the selected events are consistent with SM tt̅ production. The inclusive top quark pair production cross-section is measured to be The measurement agrees with perturbative QCD calculations.

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