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

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This paper presents a direct measurement of the decay width of the top quark using tt¯ 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, Γt=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.

Original languageEnglish
Article number129
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Volume78
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2018

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Direct top-quark decay width measurement in the tt¯ lepton+jets channel at √s=8TeV with the ATLAS experiment. / Atlas Collaboration.

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