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  1. Free, publicly-accessible full text available September 1, 2024
  2. A bstract Measurements of the inclusive and differential fiducial cross sections for the Higgs boson production in the H → ZZ → 4 ℓ ( ℓ = e , μ ) decay channel are presented. The results are obtained from the analysis of proton-proton collision data recorded by the CMS experiment at the CERN LHC at a center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 138 fb − 1 . The measured inclusive fiducial cross section is 2 . 73 ± 0 . 26 fb, in agreement with the standard model expectation of 2 . 86 ± 0 . 1 fb. Differential cross sections are measured as a function of several kinematic observables sensitive to the Higgs boson production and decay to four leptons. A set of double-differential measurements is also performed, yielding a comprehensive characterization of the four leptons final state. Constraints on the Higgs boson trilinear coupling and on the bottom and charm quark coupling modifiers are derived from its transverse momentum distribution. All results are consistent with theoretical predictions from the standard model. 
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    Free, publicly-accessible full text available August 1, 2024
  3. Free, publicly-accessible full text available July 1, 2024
  4. A<sc>bstract</sc>

    A measurement of the top quark pole mass$$ {m}_{\textrm{t}}^{\textrm{pole}} $$mtpolein events where a top quark-antiquark pair ($$ \textrm{t}\overline{\textrm{t}} $$tt¯) is produced in association with at least one additional jet ($$ \textrm{t}\overline{\textrm{t}} $$tt¯+jet) is presented. This analysis is performed using proton-proton collision data at$$ \sqrt{s} $$s= 13 TeV collected by the CMS experiment at the CERN LHC, corresponding to a total integrated luminosity of 36.3 fb1. Events with two opposite-sign leptons in the final state (e+e,μ+μ, e±μ) are analyzed. The reconstruction of the main observable and the event classification are optimized using multivariate analysis techniques based on machine learning. The production cross section is measured as a function of the inverse of the invariant mass of the$$ \textrm{t}\overline{\textrm{t}} $$tt¯+jet system at the parton level using a maximum likelihood unfolding. Given a reference parton distribution function (PDF), the top quark pole mass is extracted using the theoretical predictions at next-to-leading order. For the ABMP16NLO PDF, this results in$$ {m}_{\textrm{t}}^{\textrm{pole}} $$mtpole= 172.93±1.36 GeV.

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    Free, publicly-accessible full text available July 1, 2024
  5. A bstract The production of a top quark-antiquark pair in association with a W boson ( $$ \textrm{t}\overline{\textrm{t}}\textrm{W} $$ t t ¯ W ) is measured in proton-proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV. The analyzed data was recorded by the CMS experiment at the CERN LHC and corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 138 fb − 1 . Events with two or three leptons (electrons and muons) and additional jets are selected. In events with two leptons, a multiclass neural network is used to distinguish between the signal and background processes. Events with three leptons are categorized based on the number of jets and of jets originating from b quark hadronization, and the lepton charges. The inclusive $$ \textrm{t}\overline{\textrm{t}}\textrm{W} $$ t t ¯ W production cross section in the full phase space is measured to be 868 ± 40(stat) ± 51(syst) fb. The $$ \textrm{t}\overline{\textrm{t}}\textrm{W} $$ t t ¯ W + and $$ \textrm{t}\overline{\textrm{t}}\textrm{W} $$ t t ¯ W − cross sections are also measured as 553 ± 30(stat) ± 30(syst) and 343 ± 26(stat) ± 25(syst) fb, respectively, and the corresponding ratio of the two cross sections is found to be $$ 1.61\pm 0.15{\left(\textrm{stat}\right)}_{-0.05}^{+0.07}\left(\textrm{syst}\right) $$ 1.61 ± 0.15 stat − 0.05 + 0.07 syst . The measured cross sections are larger than but consistent with the standard model predictions within two standard deviations, and represent the most precise measurement of these cross sections to date. 
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