Inclusive and differential measurements of the tt¯ charge asymmetry in proton–proton collisions at s=7 TeV Academic Article uri icon


  • The tt- charge asymmetry is measured in events containing a charged lepton (electron or muon) and at least four jets, one of which is identified as originating from b-quark hadronization. The analyzed dataset corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 5.0 fb -1 collected with the CMS detector at the LHC. An inclusive and three differential measurements of the tt- charge asymmetry as a function of rapidity, transverse momentum, and invariant mass of the tt- system are presented. The measured inclusive tt- charge asymmetry is A C=0.004±0.010(stat.)±0.011(syst.). This result and the three differential measurements are consistent with zero asymmetry as well as with the predictions of the standard model. © 2012 CERN.

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  • 2.25

author list (cited authors)

  • Chatrchyan, S., Khachatryan, V., Sirunyan, A. M., Tumasyan, A., Adam, W., Aguilo, E., ... Swanson, J.

citation count

  • 57

publication date

  • October 2012