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arXiv:1205.1466
CAVENDISH-HEP-12-07
CERN-PH-TH-2012-099
MCNET-12-04
JHEP 1207 (2012) 151

by: Skands, Peter (CERN) et al.

Abstract:
Coherent QCD radiation in the hadroproduction of top quark pairs leads to a forward--backward asymmetry that grows more negative with increasing transverse momentum of the pair. This feature is present in Monte Carlo event generators with coherent parton showering, even though the production process is treated at leading order and has no intrinsic asymmetry before showering. In addition, depending on the treatment of recoils, showering can produce a positive contribution to the inclusive asymmetry. We explain the origin of these features, compare them in fixed-order calculations and the Herwig++, Pythia and Sherpa event generators, and discuss their implications.
Link: 
http://inspirehep.net/record/1113762
Publ date: 
Sunday, May 6, 2012 - 23:00