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Title: Measurement of the top quark mass using template methods on dilepton events in p anti-p collisions at s**(1/2) = 1.96-TeV

Abstract

The authors describe a measurement of the top quark mass from events produced in p{bar p} collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 1.96 TeV, using the Collider Detector at Fermilab. They identify t{bar t} candidates where both W bosons from the top quarks decay into leptons (e{nu}, {mu}{nu}, or {tau}{nu}) from a data sample of 360 pb{sup -1}. The top quark mass is reconstructed in each event separately by three different methods, which draw upon simulated distributions of the neutrino pseudorapidity, t{bar t} longitudinal momentum, or neutrino azimuthal angle in order to extract probability distributions for the top quark mass. For each method, representative mass distributions, or templates, are constructed from simulated samples of signal and background events, and parameterized to form continuous probability density functions. A likelihood fit incorporating these parameterized templates is then performed on the data sample masses in order to derive a final top quark mass. Combining the three template methods, taking into account correlations in their statistical and systematic uncertainties, results in a top quark mass measurement of 170.1 {+-} 6.0(stat.) {+-} 4.1(syst.) GeV/c{sup 2}.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
892526
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-PUB-06-019-E
Journal ID: ISSN 0556-2821; PRVDAQ; arXiv eprint number hep-ex/0602008; TRN: US200713%%111
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-76CH03000
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Phys.Rev.D73:112006,2006; Journal Volume: 73
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; DECAY; FERMILAB COLLIDER DETECTOR; INTERMEDIATE BOSONS; LEPTONS; LONGITUDINAL MOMENTUM; MASS DISTRIBUTION; NEUTRINOS; PROBABILITY; PROBABILITY DENSITY FUNCTIONS; T QUARKS; 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 top quark mass using template methods on dilepton events in p anti-p collisions at s**(1/2) = 1.96-TeV. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.73.112006.
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 top quark mass using template methods on dilepton events in p anti-p collisions at s**(1/2) = 1.96-TeV. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.73.112006.
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 top quark mass using template methods on dilepton events in p anti-p collisions at s**(1/2) = 1.96-TeV". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.73.112006. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/892526.
@article{osti_892526,
title = {Measurement of the top quark mass using template methods on dilepton events in p anti-p collisions at s**(1/2) = 1.96-TeV},
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 describe a measurement of the top quark mass from events produced in p{bar p} collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 1.96 TeV, using the Collider Detector at Fermilab. They identify t{bar t} candidates where both W bosons from the top quarks decay into leptons (e{nu}, {mu}{nu}, or {tau}{nu}) from a data sample of 360 pb{sup -1}. The top quark mass is reconstructed in each event separately by three different methods, which draw upon simulated distributions of the neutrino pseudorapidity, t{bar t} longitudinal momentum, or neutrino azimuthal angle in order to extract probability distributions for the top quark mass. For each method, representative mass distributions, or templates, are constructed from simulated samples of signal and background events, and parameterized to form continuous probability density functions. A likelihood fit incorporating these parameterized templates is then performed on the data sample masses in order to derive a final top quark mass. Combining the three template methods, taking into account correlations in their statistical and systematic uncertainties, results in a top quark mass measurement of 170.1 {+-} 6.0(stat.) {+-} 4.1(syst.) GeV/c{sup 2}.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevD.73.112006},
journal = {Phys.Rev.D73:112006,2006},
number = ,
volume = 73,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Feb 01 00:00:00 EST 2006},
month = {Wed Feb 01 00:00:00 EST 2006}
}