Direct top-quark decay width measurement in the tt¯ lepton+jets channel at s=8TeV with the ATLAS experiment Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • This paper presents a direct measurement of the decay width of the top quark using t t ¯ events in the lepton+jets final state. The data sample was collected by the ATLAS detector at the LHC in proton-proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 8 TeV and corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 20.2 fb - 1 . The decay width of the top quark is measured using a template fit to distributions of kinematic observables associated with the hadronically and semileptonically decaying top quarks. The result, Γ t = 1.76 ± 0.33 ( stat. ) - 0.68 + 0.79 ( syst. ) GeV for a top-quark mass of 172.5 GeV, is consistent with the prediction of the Standard Model.

author list (cited authors)

  • Aaboud, M., Aad, G., Abbott, B., Abdinov, O., Abeloos, B., Abidi, S. H., ... ATLAS Collaboration, ..

publication date

  • January 1, 2018 11:11 AM