Journal of High Energy Physics

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Hadronic top-quark pair-production with one jet and parton showering

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Abstract

We present a calculation of heavy-flavor production in hadronic collisions in association with one jet matched to parton shower Monte Carlo programs at next-to-leading order in perturbative QCD. Top-quark decays are included and spin correlations in the decay products are taken into account. The calculation builds on existing results for the radiative corrections to heavy-quark plus one jet production and uses the POWHEG BOX for the interface to the parton shower programs PYTHIA or HERWIG. A broad phenomenological study for the Large Hadron Collider and the Tevatron is presented. In particular we study — as one important sample application — the impact of the parton shower on the top-quark charge asymmetry.

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QCD Phenomenology 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESYZeuthenGermany
  2. 2.Institut für PhysikHumboldt-Universität zu BerlinBerlinGermany

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