Measurement of the top quark mass with lepton+jets final states using pp collisions at √s = 13 TeV

CMS Collaboration

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Abstract

The mass of the top quark is measured using a sample of tt events collected by the CMS detector using proton-proton collisions at √s = 13 TeV at the CERN LHC. Events are selected with one isolated muon or electron and at least four jets from data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 35.9 fb−1. For each event the mass is reconstructed from a kinematic fit of the decay products to a tt hypothesis. Using the ideogram method, the top quark mass is determined simultaneously with an overall jet energy scale factor (JSF), constrained by the mass of the W boson in qq0 decays. The measurement is calibrated on samples simulated at next-to-leading order matched to a leading-order parton shower. The top quark mass is found to be 172.25 ± 0.08 (stat+JSF) ± 0.62 (syst) GeV. The dependence of this result on the kinematic properties of the event is studied and compared to predictions of different models of tt production, and no indications of a bias in the measurements are observed.

Original languageEnglish
JournalUnknown Journal
Publication statusPublished - 2018 May 3

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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