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Title: Measurement of the t anti-t production cross section in p anti-p collisions at s**(1/2) = 1.96-TeV using missing E(T) + jets events with secondary vertex b-tagging

Abstract

The authors present a measurement of the t{bar t} production cross section in p{bar p} collisions at {radical}s = 1.96 TeV which uses events with an inclusive signature of significant missing transverse energy and jets. This is the first measurement which makes no explicit lepton identification requirements, so that sensitivity to W {yields} {tau}{nu} decays is maintained. Heavy flavor jets from top quark decay are identified with a secondary vertex tagging algorithm. From 311 pb{sup -1} of data collected by the Collider Detector at Fermilab they measure a production cross section of 5.8 {+-} 1.2(stat.){sub -0.7}{sup +0.9}(syst.) pb for a top quark mass of 178 GeV/c{sup 2}, in agreement with previous determinations and standard model predictions.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
892441
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-PUB-06-058-E
arXiv eprint number hep-ex/0603043; TRN: US0701275
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-76CH03000
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Phys.Rev.Lett.96:202002,2006
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; CROSS SECTIONS; DECAY; FERMILAB COLLIDER DETECTOR; LEPTONS; PRODUCTION; SENSITIVITY; STANDARD MODEL; T QUARKS; TRANSVERSE ENERGY; Experiment-HEP

Citation Formats

Abulencia, A., Acosta, D., Adelman, Jahred A., Affolder, T., Akimoto, T., Albrow, M.G., Ambrose, D., Amerio, S., Amidei, D., Anastassov, A., Anikeev, K., and /Taiwan, Inst. Phys. /Argonne /Barcelona, IFAE /Baylor U. /INFN, Bologna /Bologna U. /Brandeis U. /UC, Davis /UCLA /UC, San Diego /UC, Santa Barbara. Measurement of the t anti-t production cross section in p anti-p collisions at s**(1/2) = 1.96-TeV using missing E(T) + jets events with secondary vertex b-tagging. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.96.202002.
Abulencia, A., Acosta, D., Adelman, Jahred A., Affolder, T., Akimoto, T., Albrow, M.G., Ambrose, D., Amerio, S., Amidei, D., Anastassov, A., Anikeev, K., & /Taiwan, Inst. Phys. /Argonne /Barcelona, IFAE /Baylor U. /INFN, Bologna /Bologna U. /Brandeis U. /UC, Davis /UCLA /UC, San Diego /UC, Santa Barbara. Measurement of the t anti-t production cross section in p anti-p collisions at s**(1/2) = 1.96-TeV using missing E(T) + jets events with secondary vertex b-tagging. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.96.202002.
Abulencia, A., Acosta, D., Adelman, Jahred A., Affolder, T., Akimoto, T., Albrow, M.G., Ambrose, D., Amerio, S., Amidei, D., Anastassov, A., Anikeev, K., and /Taiwan, Inst. Phys. /Argonne /Barcelona, IFAE /Baylor U. /INFN, Bologna /Bologna U. /Brandeis U. /UC, Davis /UCLA /UC, San Diego /UC, Santa Barbara. Wed . "Measurement of the t anti-t production cross section in p anti-p collisions at s**(1/2) = 1.96-TeV using missing E(T) + jets events with secondary vertex b-tagging". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.96.202002. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/892441.
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title = {Measurement of the t anti-t production cross section in p anti-p collisions at s**(1/2) = 1.96-TeV using missing E(T) + jets events with secondary vertex b-tagging},
author = {Abulencia, A. and Acosta, D. and Adelman, Jahred A. and Affolder, T. and Akimoto, T. and Albrow, M.G. and Ambrose, D. and Amerio, S. and Amidei, D. and Anastassov, A. and Anikeev, K. and /Taiwan, Inst. Phys. /Argonne /Barcelona, IFAE /Baylor U. /INFN, Bologna /Bologna U. /Brandeis U. /UC, Davis /UCLA /UC, San Diego /UC, Santa Barbara},
abstractNote = {The authors present a measurement of the t{bar t} production cross section in p{bar p} collisions at {radical}s = 1.96 TeV which uses events with an inclusive signature of significant missing transverse energy and jets. This is the first measurement which makes no explicit lepton identification requirements, so that sensitivity to W {yields} {tau}{nu} decays is maintained. Heavy flavor jets from top quark decay are identified with a secondary vertex tagging algorithm. From 311 pb{sup -1} of data collected by the Collider Detector at Fermilab they measure a production cross section of 5.8 {+-} 1.2(stat.){sub -0.7}{sup +0.9}(syst.) pb for a top quark mass of 178 GeV/c{sup 2}, in agreement with previous determinations and standard model predictions.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevLett.96.202002},
journal = {Phys.Rev.Lett.96:202002,2006},
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year = {Wed Mar 01 00:00:00 EST 2006},
month = {Wed Mar 01 00:00:00 EST 2006}
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