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Measurements of top quark spin observables in tt¯ events using dilepton final states in vs=8TeV pp collisions with the ATLAS detector

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posted on 2023-06-09, 07:12 authored by Benedict AllbrookeBenedict Allbrooke, Lily AsquithLily Asquith, Alessandro CerriAlessandro Cerri, C A Chavez Barajas, Antonella De SantoAntonella De Santo, Fabrizio SalvatoreFabrizio Salvatore, I Santoyo Castillo, K Suruliz, Mark SuttonMark Sutton, Iacopo VivarelliIacopo Vivarelli, The ATLAS Collaboration
Measurements of top quark spin observables in tt¯ events are presented based on 20.2 fb-¹ of vs=8TeV proton-proton collisions recorded with the ATLAS detector at the LHC. The analysis is performed in the dilepton final state, characterised by the presence of two isolated leptons (electrons or muons). There are 15 observables, each sensitive to a different coefficient of the spin density matrix of tt¯ production, which are measured independently. Ten of these observables are measured for the first time. All of them are corrected for detector resolution and acceptance effects back to the parton and stable-particle levels. The measured values of the observables at parton level are compared to Standard Model predictions at next-to-leading order in QCD. The corrected distributions at stable-particle level are presented and the means of the distributions are compared to Monte Carlo predictions. No significant deviation from the Standard Model is observed for any observable.

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ATLAS; G0275; STFC-SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL; ST/I006048/1

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Journal

Journal of High Energy Physics

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1126-6708

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Springer Verlag

Issue

3

Volume

2017

Article number

a113

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  • Physics and Astronomy Publications

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  • Experimental Particle Physics Research Group Publications

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Legacy Posted Date

2017-07-13

First Open Access (FOA) Date

2017-07-13

First Compliant Deposit (FCD) Date

2017-07-13

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