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Title: Search for V+A Current in Top-Quark Decays in pp Collisions at {radical}(s)=1.96 TeV

Abstract

We report an upper limit on the fraction of V+A current, f{sub V+A}, in top-quark decays, using approximately 700 pb{sup -1} of pp collisions at {radical}(s)=1.96 TeV acquired by the upgraded Collider Detector at Fermilab. For the decay t{yields}Wb{yields}l{nu}b (where l=e or {mu}), the invariant mass of the charged lepton and the bottom quark jet is sensitive to the polarization of the W boson. We determine f{sub V+A}=-0.06{+-}0.25 given a top-quark mass of 175 GeV/c{sup 2}. We set an upper limit on f{sub V+A} of 0.29 at the 95% confidence level, an improvement by a factor of 2 on the previous best direct limit.

Authors:
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  1. University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois 61801 (United States)
  2. Enrico Fermi Institute, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60637 (United States) (and others)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20955465
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review Letters; Journal Volume: 98; Journal Issue: 7; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.98.072001; (c) 2007 The American Physical Society; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; B QUARKS; FERMILAB COLLIDER DETECTOR; GEV RANGE 100-1000; LEPTONS; MASS; PARTICLE DECAY; POLARIZATION; PROTON-PROTON INTERACTIONS; T QUARKS; TEV RANGE 01-10; W MINUS BOSONS; W PLUS BOSONS

Citation Formats

Abulencia, A., Budd, S., Ciobanu, C. I., Errede, D., Errede, S., Gerberich, H., Grundler, U., Junk, T. R., Kraus, J., Marino, C. P., Martin, A., Pitts, K., Rogers, E., Taffard, A., Veramendi, G., Zhang, X., Adelman, J., Brubaker, E., Fedorko, W. T., and Furic, I.. Search for V+A Current in Top-Quark Decays in pp Collisions at {radical}(s)=1.96 TeV. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.98.072001.
Abulencia, A., Budd, S., Ciobanu, C. I., Errede, D., Errede, S., Gerberich, H., Grundler, U., Junk, T. R., Kraus, J., Marino, C. P., Martin, A., Pitts, K., Rogers, E., Taffard, A., Veramendi, G., Zhang, X., Adelman, J., Brubaker, E., Fedorko, W. T., & Furic, I.. Search for V+A Current in Top-Quark Decays in pp Collisions at {radical}(s)=1.96 TeV. United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.98.072001.
Abulencia, A., Budd, S., Ciobanu, C. I., Errede, D., Errede, S., Gerberich, H., Grundler, U., Junk, T. R., Kraus, J., Marino, C. P., Martin, A., Pitts, K., Rogers, E., Taffard, A., Veramendi, G., Zhang, X., Adelman, J., Brubaker, E., Fedorko, W. T., and Furic, I.. Fri . "Search for V+A Current in Top-Quark Decays in pp Collisions at {radical}(s)=1.96 TeV". United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.98.072001.
@article{osti_20955465,
title = {Search for V+A Current in Top-Quark Decays in pp Collisions at {radical}(s)=1.96 TeV},
author = {Abulencia, A. and Budd, S. and Ciobanu, C. I. and Errede, D. and Errede, S. and Gerberich, H. and Grundler, U. and Junk, T. R. and Kraus, J. and Marino, C. P. and Martin, A. and Pitts, K. and Rogers, E. and Taffard, A. and Veramendi, G. and Zhang, X. and Adelman, J. and Brubaker, E. and Fedorko, W. T. and Furic, I.},
abstractNote = {We report an upper limit on the fraction of V+A current, f{sub V+A}, in top-quark decays, using approximately 700 pb{sup -1} of pp collisions at {radical}(s)=1.96 TeV acquired by the upgraded Collider Detector at Fermilab. For the decay t{yields}Wb{yields}l{nu}b (where l=e or {mu}), the invariant mass of the charged lepton and the bottom quark jet is sensitive to the polarization of the W boson. We determine f{sub V+A}=-0.06{+-}0.25 given a top-quark mass of 175 GeV/c{sup 2}. We set an upper limit on f{sub V+A} of 0.29 at the 95% confidence level, an improvement by a factor of 2 on the previous best direct limit.},
doi = {10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.98.072001},
journal = {Physical Review Letters},
number = 7,
volume = 98,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Feb 16 00:00:00 EST 2007},
month = {Fri Feb 16 00:00:00 EST 2007}
}