3 years ago

Off-shell $t\bar{t}j$ production and top quark mass studies at the LHC.

M. Worek, M. Schulze, G. Bevilacqua, M. Kraus, H. B. Hartanto

Precision studies of the properties of the top quark represent a cornerstone of the LHC physics program. In this contribution we focus on the production of $t\bar{t}$ pairs in association with one hard jet and in particular on its connection with precision measurements of the top quark mass at the LHC. We report a summary of a full calculation of the process $pp \to e^+\nu_e\mu^-\bar{\nu}_\mu b \bar{b}j$ at NLO QCD accuracy, which describes $t\bar{t}j$ production with leptonic decays beyond the Narrow Width Approximation (NWA), and discuss the impact of the off-shell effects through comparisons with NWA. Finally we explore the sensitivity of $t\bar{t}j$ in the context of top-quark mass extraction with the template method, considering two benchmark observables as case studies.

Publisher URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/1711.01831

DOI: arXiv:1711.01831v1

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