Determination of the top-quark mass from single top-quark production in hadronic collisions

Apr 13, 2016, 12:20 PM
SR2 (DESY Hamburg)


DESY Hamburg

Heavy Flavours (Charm, Beauty and Top) WG4 Heavy Flavours


Dr Stephan Thier (Universität Hamburg)


We determine the mass of the top quark from cross section data for the hadro-production of single top quarks in the $t$- and $s$-channel reactions. We apply QCD perturbative corrections up to next-to-next-to-leading order terms from soft-gluon resummation to extract the top-quark mass in well-defined renormalization schemes. The cross section for the production of single top quarks is dominated by the light quark-flavor distributions in the proton, which allows for a mass determination largely independent of the gluon distribution.

Primary authors

Dr Sergey Alekhin (Universität Hamburg) Dr Stephan Thier (Universität Hamburg) Prof. Sven-Olaf Moch (Universität Hamburg)

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