Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
The top quark charge asymmetry in production at the LHC
Institut für Physik, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, 12489, Berlin, Germany
* e-mail: Markus.Schulze@physik.hu-berlin.de
Accepted: 19 February 2019
Published online: 4 March 2019
We consider the top quark charge asymmetry in the process at the 13 TeV LHC. The genuine tree level asymmetry in the channel is large with about . However, the symmetric gg channel, photon radiation off top quark decay products, and higher order corrections wash out the asymmetry and obscure its observability. In this work, we investigate these effects at next-to-leading order QCD and check the robustness of theoretical predictions. We find a sizable perturbative correction and discuss its origins and implications. We also study dedicated cuts for enhancing the asymmetry and show that a measurement is possible with an integrated luminosity of .
© The Author(s), 2019