acta physica slovaca

Acta Physica Slovaca 66, No.1, 1 – 67 (2016) (67 pages)


Jeannine Wagner-Kuhr
   Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munchen, Lehrstuhl Schaile (Elementary Particle Physics),
   Am Coulombwall 1, D-85748 Garching, Germany

Full text: ::pdf :: (Received 7 June 2016, accepted 20 July 2016)

Abstract: In this review article three promising aspects of top quark production are discussed: the charge asymmetry in top quark pair production, the search for resonant top quark pair production, and electroweak single top quark production. First, an overview of the theoretical predictions of top quark pair and single top quark production is given. Then, for each topic the general analysis strategy and improvements are exemplarily explained using selected analyses and are put into the context of the global status at the beginning of LHC Run II and progress in this field. The example analyses discussed in more detail in this article use data from the LHC experiment CMS and for the charge asymmetry studies also data from the Tevatron experiment CDF have been used.

PACS: 12.15.Hh; 12.15.Ji; 12.38.Qk, 13.85.Qk, 14.65.Ha
Keywords: CERN LHC Coll, ATLAS, CMS, Batavia Tevatron Coll, DZERO, CDF, QCD, Top, Electroweak interaction, Standard model
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