Determination of the strong coupling constant $\alpha_s(m_Z)$ from measurements of the total cross section for top-antitop quark production

Abstract : We present a determination of the strong coupling constant $\alpha _s \left( m_Z \right) $ using inclusive top-quark pair production cross section measurements performed at the LHC and at the Tevatron. Following a procedure first applied by the CMS Collaboration, we extract individual values of $\alpha _s \left( m_Z \right) $ from measurements by different experiments at several centre-of-mass energies, using QCD predictions complete in NNLO perturbation theory, supplemented with NNLL approximations to all orders, and suitable sets of parton distribution functions. The determinations are then combined using a likelihood-based approach, where special emphasis is put on a consistent treatment of theoretical uncertainties and of correlations between various sources of systematic uncertainties. Our final combined result is $\alpha _s \left( m_Z \right) =0.1177^{+0.0034{}}_{-0.0036{}}$ .
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Eur.Phys.J.C, 2017, 77 (11), pp.778. 〈10.1140/epjc/s10052-017-5340-5〉
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Thomas Klijnsma, Siegfried Bethke, Günther Dissertori, Gavin Salam. Determination of the strong coupling constant $\alpha_s(m_Z)$ from measurements of the total cross section for top-antitop quark production. Eur.Phys.J.C, 2017, 77 (11), pp.778. 〈10.1140/epjc/s10052-017-5340-5〉. 〈hal-01669739〉

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