Multi-jet merged top-pair production including electroweak corrections

Gütschow, Christian, Lindert, Jonas M and Schönherr, Marek (2018) Multi-jet merged top-pair production including electroweak corrections. European Physical Journal C, 78. 317 1-10. ISSN 1434-6044

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We present theoretical predictions for the production of top-quark pairs in association with jets at the LHC including electroweak (EW) corrections. First, we present and compare differential predictions at the fixed-order level for tt¯ and tt¯ + jet production at the LHC considering the dominant NLO EW corrections of order O(αs2α) and O(αs3α) respectively together with all additional subleading Born and one-loop contributions. The NLO EW corrections are enhanced at large energies and in particular alter the shape of the top transverse momentum distribution, whose reliable modelling is crucial for many searches for new physics at the energy frontier. Based on the fixed-order results we motivate an approximation of the EW corrections valid at the percent level, that allows us to readily incorporate the EW corrections in the MePs@Nlo framework of Sherpa combined with OpenLoops. Subsequently, we present multi-jet merged parton-level predictions for inclusive top-pair production incorporating NLO QCD + EW corrections to tt¯ and tt¯ + jet. Finally, we compare at the particle-level against a recent 8 TeV measurement of the top transverse momentum distribution performed by ATLAS in the lepton + jet channel. We find very good agreement between the Monte Carlo prediction and the data when the EW corrections are included.

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Schools and Departments: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences > Physics and Astronomy
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Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2022 10:56
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