Measurement of the cross section ratio σtt‾bb‾tt‾jj in pp collisions at √s = 8 TeV

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The first measurement of the cross section ratio σtt‾bb‾tt‾jj is presented using a data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 19.6fb−1 collected in pp collisions at √s = 8 TeV with the CMS detector at the LHC. Events with two leptons (e or μ) and four reconstructed jets, including two identified as b quark jets, in the final state are selected. The ratio is determined for a minimum jet transverse momentum pT of both 20 and 40 GeV/c. The measured ratio is 0.022 ±0.003 (stat) ±0.005 (syst) for pT > 20 GeV/c. The absolute cross sections σtt‾bb‾ and σtt‾jj are also measured. The measured ratio for pT > 40GeV/c is compatible with a theoretical quantum chromodynamics calculation at next-to-leading order.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)132-153
Number of pages22
JournalPhysics Letters B
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes


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