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Measurement of the top quark charge in pp collisions at √s =7 TeV with the ATLAS detector

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Original languageEnglish
Article number31
Pages (from-to)N/A
Number of pages41
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2013

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A measurement of the top quark electric charge is carried out in the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider using 2.05 fb−1 of data at a centre-of-mass energy of 7 TeV. In units of the elementary electric charge, the top quark charge is determined to be 0.64 ± 0.02 (stat.) ± 0.08 (syst.) from the charges of the top quark decay products in single lepton tt¯ candidate events. This excludes models that propose a heavy quark of electric charge −4/3, instead of the Standard Model top quark, with a significance of more than 8σ.

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