First Observation of Top Quark Production in the Forward Region

R. Aaij, B. Adeva, M. Adinolfi, A. Affolder, Z. Ajaltouni, S. Akar, J. Albrecht, F. Alessio, M. Alexander, S. Ali, G. Alkhazov, P. Alvarez Cartelle, A. A. Alves, S. Amato, S. Amerio, Y. Amhis, L. An, L. Anderlini, J. Anderson, M. AndreottiJ. E. Andrews, R. B. Appleby, O. Aquines Gutierrez, F. Archilli, P. D'Argent, A. Artamonov, M. Artuso, E. Aslanides, G. Auriemma, M. Baalouch, S. Bachmann, J. J. Back, A. Badalov, C. Baesso, W. Baldini, R. J. Barlow, C. Barschel, S. Barsuk, W. Barter, V. Batozskaya, V. Battista, A. Bay, L. Beaucourt, J. Beddow, F. Bedeschi, I. Bediaga, L. J. Bel, I. Belyaev, E. Ben-Haim, G. Bencivenni, S. Benson, J. Benton, A. Berezhnoy, R. Bernet, A. Bertolin, M. O. Bettler, M. Van Beuzekom, A. Bien, S. Bifani, T. Bird, A. Birnkraut, A. Bizzeti, T. Blake, F. Blanc, J. Blouw, S. Blusk, V. Bocci, A. Bondar, N. Bondar, W. Bonivento, S. Borghi, M. Borsato, T. J.V. Bowcock, E. Bowen, C. Bozzi, S. Braun, D. Brett, M. Britsch, T. Britton, J. Brodzicka, N. H. Brook, A. Bursche, J. Buytaert, S. Cadeddu, R. Calabrese, M. Calvi, M. Calvo Gomez, P. Campana, D. Campora Perez, L. Capriotti, A. Carbone, G. Carboni, R. Cardinale, A. Cardini, P. Carniti, L. Carson, K. Carvalho Akiba

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© 2015 CERN. Top quark production in the forward region in proton-proton collisions is observed for the first time. The W+b final state with W→μν is reconstructed using muons with a transverse momentum, pT, larger than 25 GeV in the pseudorapidity range 2.0<η<4.5. The b jets are required to have 50<pT<100GeV and 2.2<η<4.2, while the transverse component of the sum of the muon and b-jet momenta must satisfy pT>20GeV. The results are based on data corresponding to integrated luminosities of 1.0 and 2.0fb-1 collected at center-of-mass energies of 7 and 8 TeV by LHCb. The inclusive top quark production cross sections in the fiducial region are σ(top)[7TeV]=239±53(stat)±33(syst)±24(theory)fb,σ(top)[8TeV]=289±43(stat)±40(syst)±29(theory)fb.These results, along with the observed differential yields and charge asymmetries, are in agreement with next-to-leading order standard model predictions.
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Aaij, R., Adeva, B., Adinolfi, M., Affolder, A., Ajaltouni, Z., Akar, S., ... Carvalho Akiba, K. (2015). First Observation of Top Quark Production in the Forward Region. Physical Review Letters. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.115.112001
Aaij, R. ; Adeva, B. ; Adinolfi, M. ; Affolder, A. ; Ajaltouni, Z. ; Akar, S. ; Albrecht, J. ; Alessio, F. ; Alexander, M. ; Ali, S. ; Alkhazov, G. ; Alvarez Cartelle, P. ; Alves, A. A. ; Amato, S. ; Amerio, S. ; Amhis, Y. ; An, L. ; Anderlini, L. ; Anderson, J. ; Andreotti, M. ; Andrews, J. E. ; Appleby, R. B. ; Aquines Gutierrez, O. ; Archilli, F. ; D'Argent, P. ; Artamonov, A. ; Artuso, M. ; Aslanides, E. ; Auriemma, G. ; Baalouch, M. ; Bachmann, S. ; Back, J. J. ; Badalov, A. ; Baesso, C. ; Baldini, W. ; Barlow, R. J. ; Barschel, C. ; Barsuk, S. ; Barter, W. ; Batozskaya, V. ; Battista, V. ; Bay, A. ; Beaucourt, L. ; Beddow, J. ; Bedeschi, F. ; Bediaga, I. ; Bel, L. J. ; Belyaev, I. ; Ben-Haim, E. ; Bencivenni, G. ; Benson, S. ; Benton, J. ; Berezhnoy, A. ; Bernet, R. ; Bertolin, A. ; Bettler, M. O. ; Van Beuzekom, M. ; Bien, A. ; Bifani, S. ; Bird, T. ; Birnkraut, A. ; Bizzeti, A. ; Blake, T. ; Blanc, F. ; Blouw, J. ; Blusk, S. ; Bocci, V. ; Bondar, A. ; Bondar, N. ; Bonivento, W. ; Borghi, S. ; Borsato, M. ; Bowcock, T. J.V. ; Bowen, E. ; Bozzi, C. ; Braun, S. ; Brett, D. ; Britsch, M. ; Britton, T. ; Brodzicka, J. ; Brook, N. H. ; Bursche, A. ; Buytaert, J. ; Cadeddu, S. ; Calabrese, R. ; Calvi, M. ; Calvo Gomez, M. ; Campana, P. ; Campora Perez, D. ; Capriotti, L. ; Carbone, A. ; Carboni, G. ; Cardinale, R. ; Cardini, A. ; Carniti, P. ; Carson, L. ; Carvalho Akiba, K. / First Observation of Top Quark Production in the Forward Region. In: Physical Review Letters. 2015.
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In: Physical Review Letters, 08.09.2015.

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