Measurement of the charge asymmetry in top quark pair production in pp collisions at √s = 7 TeV using the ATLAS detector

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A measurement of the top-antitop production charge asymmetry AC is presented using data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 1.04 fb−1 of pp collisions at √s = 7 TeV collected by the ATLAS detector at the LHC. Events are selected with a single lepton (electron or muon), missing transverse momentum and at least four jets of which at least one jet is identified as coming from a b-quark. A kinematic fit is used to reconstruct the tt event topology. After background subtraction, a Bayesian unfolding procedure is performed to correct for acceptance and detector effects. The measured value of AC is AC =−0.019±0.028 (stat.)±0.024 (syst.), consistent with the prediction from the MC@NLO Monte Carlo generator of AC = 0.006±0.002. Measurements of AC in two ranges of invariant mass of the top-antitop pair are also shown.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2039
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 15 2012
Externally publishedYes


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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)

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