The consistency of the spin correlation strength in top quark pair production with the standard model (SM) prediction is tested in the muon+jets final state. The events are selected from pp collisions, collected by the CMS detector, at a centre-of-mass energy of 8 TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 19.7 fb(-1). The data are compared with the expectation for the spin correlation predicted by the SM and with the expectation of no correlation. Using a template fit method, the fraction of events that show SM spin correlations is measured to be 0.72 0.08 (stat)(-013)(+015) (syst), representing the most precise measurement of this quantity in the muon+jets final state to date. (C) 2016 The Author. Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY license (http://creativecommons.orglicenses/by/4.01).

Measurement of spin correlations in tf production using the matrix element method in the muon plus jets final state in pp collisions at root S=8 TeV

Azzi, P.;Benato, L.;Bisello, D.;Boletti, A.;Branca, A.;Carlin, R.;Checchia, P.;Dall'Osso, M.;Gasparini, F.;Gasparini, U.;Gozzelino, A.;Lacaprara, S.;Margoni, M.;Meneguzzo, A. T.;Pazzini, J.;Pozzobon, N.;Ronchese, P.;Simonetto, F.;Torassa, E.;Tosi, M.;Zanetti, M.;Zotto, P.;Zucchetta, A.;Zumerle, G.;Triossi, A.;Gaz, A.;Rossin, R.;