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Measurement of jet activity in top quark events using the eμ final state with two b-tagged jets in pp collisions at √s=8 TeV with the ATLAS detector

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  • ATLAS Collaboration
Article number74
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>13/09/2016
<mark>Journal</mark>Journal of High Energy Physics
Issue number9
Number of pages62
<mark>Original language</mark>English


Measurements of the jet activity in tt¯ events produced in proton-proton collisions at √s=8 TeV are presented, using 20.3 fb−1 of data collected by the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider. The events were selected in the dilepton eμ decay channel with two identified b-jets. The numbers of additional jets for various jet transverse momentum (pT) thresholds, and the normalised differential cross-sections as a function of pT for the five highest-pT additional jets, were measured in the jet pseudo-rapidity range |η| < 4.5. The gap fraction, the fraction of events which do not contain an additional jet in a central rapidity region, was measured for several rapidity intervals as a function of the minimum pT of a single jet or the scalar sum of pT of all additional jets. These fractions were also measured in different intervals of the invariant mass of the eμbb¯ system. All measurements were corrected for detector effects, and found to be mostly well-described by predictions from next-to-leading-order and leading-order tt¯ event generators with appropriate parameter choices. The results can be used to further optimise the parameters used in such generators.

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Article funded by SCOAP3.